I've put my kitchen off for a year..and I finally couldnt stand the yellow anymore ( previous owners ) so I committed to paint and went for it. It feels so much lighter and airy in there now. All I left left is to paint the ceiling and put up bamboo blinds for the windows. I love my old built-ins, it even has a pie cooler/shelf thingy.
Total Cost? $40
Here are pics of the progress: