I am looking to renovate my kitchen (on a very tight budget!) The plan is to give the kitchen a cottage/country feel. I am thinking of painting my 1970's wood cabinets white, maybe with a bit of a distressed look to them. I thought about making the Banister into a half wall, I have a Church pew which I plan on turning into an L shaped bench that would then go against the half wall and the window wall. I really wanted to do a brick look on the walls, and I am wondering what the best way to do that would be? I considered wallpaper, but am struggling to find any (reasonably priced anyway) any other suggestions? Also I like the idea of a small kitchen Island, do you think the kitchen is to small for that? Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.