refinishing/painting kraftmaid vanity
I have a KraftMaid bathroom vanity that I'm guesstimating is about 20 years old. The doors and drawer fronts appear to be solid wood. The end side of the vanity is a laminate or MDF or something, as is the front of the vanity behind the doors (the vanity is a partial overlay). The current finish is sort of French Provincial -- tan/beige undertones but with some sort of vanilla-ish glaze overtop.
I'd like to refinish it as the piece is in great shape. I've painted cabinets before (basically sanded, applied primer, and paint) and was very happy with them.
(a) can I do that here? It seems that KraftMaid may have applied some sort of finish top coat product -- will that flub up the project?
(b) if I can potentially do some sort of painting, should I stick with painting and forego attempting to stain them a darker color?
Many, many thanks!