Sometimes not painting a piece of furniture turns out to be a better option. Instead the inside of this built-in kitchen pantry was painted granny smith apple green and the door glass replaced with wire cloth to give it lovely farmhouse charm.
The space above my cabinets has always bugged me. I'm not a fan of just putting stuff up there for decor because to me it looks out of place being behind the trim. I feel like adding a cabinet up there gives a designated spot to put decor. Taking your cabinets to the ceiling can also make them look more designer and high end. It's actually pretty simple to do too!