Alas, enough about my lack of time and onto the more interesting stuff :) I finally got the drawers and doors on the bottom cabinets! What a difference it's made...I can hide so much more stuff now, it's amaaaazing...
I don't know if I mentioned this before, but I had decided long ago (before I even started the kitchen), that I was going to do brushed nickel cup pull handles on the drawers and simple knobs on all of the doors. I managed to find some on sale at Target--my knobs ended up costing me less than $1 apiece, and the pulls were $2 - 4 apiece (I got some on sale and paid full price for the rest).
That made it super (!) easy for me to decide on knobs--no agonizing decisions for me!
Regardless of how firmly you held the doors in place when installing the hinges, they always shifted out horizontally when you screwed them down to the cabinet. This was a pain because all of the doors have inset pieces that are supposed to fit snugly within the cabinet opening. So if you started out the with door perfectly aligned within opening, it would almost always end up contacting the sides of the cabinet once you had it secured down. We had to take off some of the doors and trim some wood off the inside edges with a router on more than one occasion to keep things from sticking:
Another perk of having old cabinets--sometimes the doors are slightly warped, which means that they may not sit perfectly flush against the cabinet, like this door below. I guess that I never saw it before I went ahead and painted the cabinets. But see how the top end is slightly further away from the cabinet than the bottom end? You probably wouldn't notice unless I pointed it out, but it's there all the same.
Having the doors on makes a HUGE difference. Looking at the kitchen now and how far it's come, it's hard to believe that they are the same cabinets!