Is this possible?
Our new home has a very small (10x10) kitchen full of very well-maintained, 28 yr old golden oak cabinets. I really can't justify replacing them unless we decide to change the whole footprint of the kitchen, and I don't want to go through the whole stripping, sanding, and refinishing process either! I'd like to do this myself...but I'm afraid I'd never finish that long, tedious, and messy chore.
My ideas are....
1) Get a distressed look somehow, and have a darker stain. A guy at SW suggested using a Gel Stain, wiping it into any crevices, then if I still wanted it darker I could allow brush strokes to show in places.
2) Painting a solid color with an oil-based enamel. Maybe even dry-brushing over to give it a different look?
I don't mind wood grain showing, and I do love the distressed look.
We will have granite countertops and SS appliances.
So, can this be done as simply as I'm hoping?
Which option would give best results?
I'd really appreciate any thoughts and suggestion!