I recently had the pleasure of updating the cafeteria at work. The old thing was in major need of updating. It is in the basement of a 1966 building - so a dark, dingy, used-to-be fallout shelter. Yes, it's a little scary at times. The only downfall to this project was that the tables and chairs had to stay. And we couldn't rearrange anything...so basically this was a minor update, but much needed.
The previous colors in the cafeteria were teal, olive and smoke-stained white - back in 1966 when it was built, it was legal to smoke in the building.
And with the magic of a great crew to paint the walls, I am able to show the after pictures.
Priming the walls:
That same corner with paint:
The kitchen area before: