As recommended by a professional painter: to paint over any surface, without sanding, use a product called 'ESP: Easy Surface Prep' available at hardware and paint shops. Wipe on, wipe off and paint in 90 minutes. Saves hours of work!
cool use of old drawers: re-use a dresser.using just the drawers This could be interesting because then you could use the actual dresser without the drawer as shelves to. So one dresser = two sets of shelves.
Measurement conversion chart and labeled measuring cup holder for your cabinets doors. (I did this and every time I opened the cabinet, the cups would SMACK the door loudly. It would do better just in a cabinet and not on the door.