What would you do to this kitchen?

I'm buying this house & here is the kitchen as of today. Our taste is french country, traditional, old world, retro...anything but mod pretty much. Here's my ideas: -stainless steel appliances -antique the cabinets & add a wood crown molding up top -backsplash & countertops need to be updated What... show more I'm buying this house & here is the kitchen as of today. Our taste is french country, traditional, old world, retro...anything but mod pretty much.

Here's my ideas:
-stainless steel appliances
-antique the cabinets & add a wood crown molding up top
-backsplash & countertops need to be updated

What color wall should I go with? We're green ppl; do you think a light green shade would look nice w/a patterned shade?

The hole above the sink is recessed lighting. How can I take that hideous fluorescent light fixture down? Am I restricted to replace is w/another or can I do any fixture? The ceilings are low to pendant lighting isn't the best idea in the middle of the kitchen.

Also, floor suggestions to go with your ideas would be nice.

The layout of this house is quirky & revolve around what I do to the kitchen so I'd really like to know what I'm going to do to this space by the time closing comes.

Thanks for the suggestions!

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Update: I am inspired by this kitchen:

http://www.roomzaar.com/rate-my-space/Ki...

Do you think I can pull it off in my kitchen?
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