Pickled oak (yuck, yuck) kitchen help. Please!
Really! Who the heck ever liked pickled oak cabinets anyway? We just bought a new (to us) house and it has pickled oak cabinets. I can't afford new cabinets at this time so I will be more than happy to paint them,(besides the layout is good and there are already granite countertops and pretty pretty stainless appliances installed so we are good there).
I am having new maple doors and drawer fronts made locally (for the crazy low price of $12 each) so the doors won't have the graining issue. I was just wondering the best way to paint the existing oak boxes and fill in the grain as best as possible. I am patient and am willing to do whatever I can to make best end result. I do need it to be durable though, I have 4 boys (somedays it feels like 400!) and they are not delicate!
I'd love any ideas that you all might have, I have seen so many amazing transformations here and I am up for suggestions!
Any recommendations of a quality paint and primer would be greatly appreciated too! Thanks!