My inspiration for this was the wonderful art of Tracy Flickinger. I had the apron and when I decided to paint my kitchen black I wanted the doors to have some other color and the apron gave me the idea to fill the panels with these cute guys.
I plastered the walls and took down those awful 70's light panels. I put tin where the lights were.
As I live in wine country I wanted to add some grapes. I found these cheap resin shelves and used them for under my granite counters. I painted them black and Viola!! These are selling for $60 each in wood at my local hardware store.
This is my starting point. Orange stain and floor tiles for counters, Yuk!
The cabinets were redwood and in good condition so I didn't have to replace them.
I added bead board to the recessed doors only on the bottom to give them some texture