In the kitchen we finished painting the underside of the upper cabinets and the toe kick. I'm happy that I didn't go with a crazy color for the toe kick and went with plain white instead. You just can't go wrong with white.
We also changed all of the switches and plates from almond to white. I had started this task literally years ago and it's finally complete. This is what we were working with for way too long:
Ack. But the biggest before and after in the kitchen happened above our cabinets. We have a soffit that I had originally painted the color of the wall. Then I painted it white hoping that keeping it white between the ceiling and the cabinets would help extend the cabinets and keep the eye going upward. This is what we had before [although I can't find a photo of the soffit green]:
I obviously have some touch ups to do with the kitchen paint and some caulk here and there but we are so pleased. The photos don't do it justice and seem to shrink the size of it. We don't have anything fancy. We used a saw box guide to cut the angles. Even then the inner cut wasn't perfect, but man, caulk can fix practically anything. And I got double the dose of flowers from my brother and hubby.
We did so much more on the list but you don't really think I'm going to share it all at once? I'm gonna milk the hell out of this last weekend! In the kitchen we only need to touch up the walls and trim, replace the missing microwave part, replace the sink and faucet. ...and I think that's it!