If there's one concern that shows up in our "good questions" posts nearly every month without fail, it's whether or not to paint wooden cabinets. Having decided to take the plunge myself in our current home (pictured above), I have a few tips for getting the job done without a lot of hassle.
General Finishes Java Gel Stain worked wonders when I refinished the cabinets in my little bathroom. 3 coats of the stain turned out beautifully. The first coat of a satin poly varnish though ended up WAY too glossy. Used Rustoleum's Soft Touch Matte poly to tone it down, and I'm loving it!