Re-do honey oak (wooden or laminate) cabinets or furniture with "General Finishes Java Gel Stain" (absolutely NO substitutions for this brand!) No brushing! Wipe gel stain and gel poly on with men's white sock. - MyHomeLookBook
How to paint over laminate...i used zinsser primer, then painted entire entertainment center a dark brown, then applied old master gel stain in long stokes with sponge brush to give the look of wood grain. it matches the coffee table perfectly.