Oh, and my husband is an electrician, so maybe some creative lighting ideas?
(the decorations in the picture are the previous owners, but the black appliances will be staying).
Plus the stain does not adhere well to the laminate inside the cabinets.
Since you are going to need to stain both sides of the doors, ideally you will want to place them where they can get some air flow.
The result, over time is something you may want to address. The first can be a DIY project if you’re confident and have a steady hand. The wood will take to the paint beautifully, it will last and it’s not an expensive solution.
What most people can’t see when someone suggests painting wood, is that while it’s attractive to some, it creates contrast in a room. I’d use accent pieces in pewters, blacks, golds, yellows and a little white.
Sadly, it does not come with a dream kitchen — the cabinets are oak and I hate them. My husband will not allow any painting and/or staining of these cabinets under any circumstances.
He’s given me complete decorative freedom over the rest of the house, so it’s only fair to comply with this one hideous wish.My hubby and I are so happy to be homeowners again! We’re talking beige laminate counters, flat white walls, and ugly oak cabinets. But remodeling costs a lot of money, and after purchasing this home, we didn’t have much to spare.We certainly couldn’t afford to buy all new cabinets, so we decided to re-stain those oak cabinets ourselves.Just shake the can, stir the gel, dip your paintbrush in, and get to work.We went with General Finishes Java Gel Stain in 1 qt.I’m thinking a muted blue on the walls and thick-striped black and white rug for a more modern look.