The painting went painstakingly slow...I cleaned, sanded, primed, sanded, primed, sanded, first coat, sanded, second coat, sanded where needed and did touchups. If you're a perfectionist, send them out to be done. ;)
I used ICI Dulux Kitchen & Bath 100% Acrylic paint in "Natural White". Love it. Love how easily it went on and how good it is to work with. Not nuts on the primer, though. I used BIN 123 and I found it to cause more headache because of it's fast drying capabilities.
I still have to paint the bottom cabinets. I'll post the final result when I finally get that portion done.
The new countertop will have to wait -- hence making the backsplash delayed. But overall I am really happy with the start of my "new to me" kitchen.:)