It's shocking what a little (or a lot) of paint can do to transform a space. Here's the before & after of our cottage kitchen. Not only did we paint the walls & cabinets but we also replaced the laminate floor with a reclaimed wood floor. We took down the old wall board and replaced them with bead board walls painted cloud white. The cabinets were also freshened up with a few coats of paint, a light cape cod gray. We've slowly been doing all of this over the past 6 years on weekends during the summers. The transformation is pretty amazing.