Desire to inspire

I absolutely love this kitchen!  Borrowed from Desire to Inspire.  I'm starting on my own kitchen this week.  I don't think I will be able to achieve this look, or even close to it, but I am doing a little repainting, and re-doing the tile work on the backsplash, and a new light fixture.  I will definitely take pictures. 

 The girls were in Chicago all weekend attending their cousin Ben's wedding.  I stayed behind and had some nice alone time.  One of things I did this weekend was watch episodes of Curb Appeal on Hulu,–I'm completely addicted to this show.  I love seeing what they can do to change the appearance of older homes.  My home was built in the 70's, and it definitely needs a little curb appeal.  The yard looks pretty okay, but I have yucky 70's sandy colored brick.  I'm going to take the plunge and paint my brick.  I think it will really help increase the value of my house overall–does anyone have any brick painting experiences they would like to share?  Don't be shy–let's hear your thoughts!!