No time for a propper post with lots of pictures...packing before work for CHICAGO!!!!...but check out my friends Matt and Blair and their kitchen on the Kitchn (part of the ApartmentTherapy site!) Oh, and be sure to post to tell them how much you love it...those pictures are the result of LOTS of hard work!!
p.s. see their entire house project @ their blog TulaneRehab there on the sidebar!!