wall color same as mine, cabinets off white, sub way white tiles, and dark counters. could try that counter makeover in dark color? Martha Angus: Butler's pantry off kitchen with tan walls paint color, creamy white kitchen cabinets .
(Hummm, neat idea, but uncertain on photos wrapping around the corner. The frames could meet up on the edge, but think the frames still might be best if they met in the corner but that each wall had its own photo frame.
kills the weeds/stray grass One gallon of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, c table salt, 1 tsp Dawn. Mix and pour into a smaller spray bottle. (you can purchase 3 gallon size Apple Cider Vinegar in the canning section of a good hardware store - cheap!
Pine Cone Mulch - an attractive border and maybe a practical way to keep dogs and cats out of your garden beds. As they breakdown, they will add nutrients to your garden too. Pine cones also look great as a decorative mulch for container gardens.