I figured it's about time that I show what the final kitchen turned out to look like :) It's only a few years overdue! Granted, the process took a few years to complete! The cabinet bases were stained in 2012, the doors were off and took until the Summer of 2013 to complete. Finally in 2016 I added the knobs/pulls and redid the floor updated the flooring!
These aren't the best of 'after' pictures, but I can't do any better because we sold this house already :) All in all, I loved how that kitchen turned out. I'm excited to tackle the kitchen of our new house. Thankfully I don't have to redo the counters!