Painting cabinets takes a lot of work, but was it worth it? Definitely! I used the same cabinet pulls and hardware - we just cleaned it up so they've got a great distressed copper look. I absolutely love the way the project turned out.
Even though it looks 100% better, the kitchen is not quite finished. The walls need to be repaired ... they're plaster, and then I'll paint. We're also getting new flooring soon and that will hopefully be the finishing touch!