I promised, then promised, then promised again to post some finished kitchen pics. If anyone at all is still interested, I'm finally calling it done. I can finally come off the where-are-the-finished-pics list. We pulled out the sledgehammers June 2008. It is now May 2012.
Here's the before:
And the after:
The cabs are cherry with walnut pegs with plenty of quirky "me" things, and a few custom items.
This was completely a DIY labor of love. You can check out my finished kitchen post here with way more pics and explanation.
I can't thank everyone enough for the handholding throughout. And because I always found it helpful, I'm going to try to come up with a $ breakdown. I just have to figure out what I did with that folder.