Here are the before and after pics. Thanks everyone for all the encouragement along the way. I'm glad I tackled this in sections -- that way we were able to keep using the kitchen during the two month refinishing process.
In this last photo you can see this turquoise canister set I scored at an estate sale yesterday. It's in great shape, and it even came with this matching paper towel, wax paper, aluminum foil dispenser.
With the cabinets done, now I need to focus on getting the Frigidaire Flair double oven installed and working. Then I want to think about paint or wallpaper for the kitchen, and I need to figure out our best option for replacing or updating the counter tops. Sadly, the mint-green-with-gold-specks Formica is really in bad shape.