So we just had our bathroom overhauled and at the same time got them to install a new laminate kitchen counter, sink and faucet...and outside of the blacksplash walls being almost 2" off square and going without a kitchen sink because they sized it wrong...for a week...was fairly smooth sailing.
I decided that since removing the countertop would ruin the first run of original backsplash tiles I would give it and the cupboards a facelift at the same time.
The uppers were painted with standard white melamine and I can't remember the color on the walls but is white with greyish-tint...not noticeable in the pics. We were thinking about another color for the walls but the only color we can think of is a taupe or pale yellow....the thing I do like about the white is that is really opens up an otherwise small and dark kitchen.
Behold the transition below :)
1. When we first moved in - YUCK!
2. After temporary "fixes" to make it useable: removed old push-button stovetop and non-functioning stainless steel wall double-oven replaced with standard range; painted backsplash, countertop, walls, dishwasher panel and cupboard handles, new vinyl black and white sticky tiles on floor
3. New countertop, sink, faucet, backsplash, window and painted out cupboard uppers in white and lowers in black with new handles (still need another coat on lowers and handles installed vertically...this weekend if I have the opportunity)