Anna, always great at picturing potential, was up to the challenge. I must admit to being skeptical, but she insisted that paint and pulls would do the trick. As it turned out, these cosmetic touches were the repairs needed to bring the ship safely home.
The first thing Marcus and Anna did was to remove the yellowed finish on the butcher block countertop with stripper and sandpaper. Then, they stained the wood a warm walnut brown. Next, the room was painted (lower cabinets--Benjamin Moore "Museum Piece", upper cabinets a lighter shade of the same color, walls Benjamin Moore "Strand of Pearls"). Finally, Martha Stewart, brushed-nickel bin pulls and grooved cabinet handles from Home Depot were added.
Isn't this face lift amazing? The before and after shots tell the story: Lunar Module Lands Successfully.