I know people have pretty strong feelings about painting wood - but I really love this kitchen. It's so bright and fresh. The before looks a lot like kitchens that you see in the area. So I'm saving this for future reference. (assuming we'll ever be able to buy a house...)
I also like unpainted wood, so to prove it I'll post this awesome wall too:
I never thought that I'd ever like wood paneling, but this is changing my mind.