Here's how it turned out...
And here are a few before and afters...Harvest Gold no more! SUCH a difference...
The cabinets came out really well - I wish we had been able to spray them, but adding some Floetrol and brushing them worked just fine. The removal of all the brass hinge-work and hardware really helped, too!
The countertops were the splurge - but they add so much color and pattern to a mostly white/neutral kitchen scheme.
The dining room still needs some furniture, but we added drapes - I LOVE the fabric. It's warm and fun and looks amazing from every angle. My brother and I made a message board for the space between the curtains and the cabinets. We took old recipes of our Nana's and color copied them, then added a frame and some cork board. The whole thing was quick and easy.
Here's the original inspiration post...I think we did pretty well!
Here is the whole project:
Paint and Sheetrock
all photos, mine