So far so good. Not one issue at all! LOVE this look. Very similar to yours. . Keep on the good work and thanks for sharing!!! I just came across to your site and THANK YOU!!! Do you have any advice on this? We have stained the bathroom and are moving on to the kitchen. Here I am again in 2017 going back to your post to make sure I have the right drying times! I found the gel stain at wwwdotwoodworkingshopdotcom. In one coat, it created a beautiful dark espresso with rich undertones. I'm so excited to try this! 4.7 out of 5 stars 36. Any suggestions on how I can substitute. Dry. I'll be sharing with my hubby & hopefully he'll buy in and HELP! Just want to say thanks so much for this blog! I only changed the cleaning method – I used TSP since my cabinets are 28 years old and have A LOT of build up – and I chose General Finishes Black stain instead of Java because it matches better with my bathroom paint color. I have a honey oak end table in my living room (hand-me-down from my hubby's grandparents), and we love the end table, it just does not go with my color scheme– I am so going to do this!! I just found this on Pinterest, it elevated my guest bath to the top of my priority list. Thanks for making the time to post this. !We recently bought our first home with, and I loved everything except the cabinets. Thanks for this! . I want to do this but have the fake wood panelling on the side of mine. Sadly, the kitchen needs help and I have been at a loss of what to do besides painting the cabinets. I already have the tequila in stock.I have two questions. I am beyond happy with my cabinets. The hardest part is having patience! I'm so inspired to go tackle my yellowy-golden oak cabinets! Minwax 227634444 Wood Finish Penetrating Interior Wood Stain, 1/2 pint, Espresso. This was our first really big DIY undertaking, so I was pretty nervous starting out, but I'm so glad we did it. So happy to have found this! Since finding this tutorial last year I have done our master bathroom, entire kitchen, computer nook, and am in the process of doing the guest bathroom and mantle. I would recommend having a good helper to help the process. do NOT wipe the stain off!! And now, it magically looks very similar to your “after” pictures! Found this tutorial through pintrest. Thank you! I noticed the Circle E Candle in your bathroom and I knew you had to be from Texas!! Ordering the gel stain from Amazon right now. I have been wondering what to do about my bathroom cabinets and saw this pin at the absolute perfect moment!P.S. I found this on Pinterest and I am in LOVE with this! Ive been looking for something like this forever! And I didn't hate any of it. Did you use the general finish product? Varathane 1 qt. You were so smart to conquer the bathroom first, before tackling your kitchen. This looks great and surprisingly like even I could do it. Can't wait to do it in my own bathroom!!! I am going to have to just jump in and DO IT!! Thanks for the simple steps, even a ding dong like me should be able to handle this project . All my cabinets are the light oak, and I really, really want a change. Will likely be trying this. You have totally infused me with courage to do this! send you a link to the results. . Thank you! Add about 1 tsp. I bought a beautiful solid wood bedroom set on a Facebook yard sale forum for $200! Poly. Here's the link if you'd like to see it.http://thelittledabblerkitchensinkedition.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/before-after-coffee-table-refinishing-project/THANK YOU SO MUCH for this tutorial. Then I found this post and was so excited. You want to put on a nice, thin coat. I looked at Ace and Home Depot tonight with no luck. I too, have a kitchen and two bathrooms with ugly builder's grade light oak cabinets. I do have one warning however, this project is not for the WEAK, but if you want it bad enough, it's yours! Just find you on Pinterest. Our 20-year bathroom is in desperate need of a remodel, and my husband and I are SO HAPPY getting new cabinets won't be necessary. now I also love it for how it looks!! I just did the first coat of stain on my cabinet doors and drawers. Was planning on painting bathroom cabinets but going to use your method now! Dear Hubby and I are in the process of home-building/buying. I ended up ordering from http://www.woodcraft.com, but it could take up to 10 days to get to me. I have one question however. Thanks so much! Can't wait to try your technique. I’ve done a couple of thrift store coffee table … I noticed it today while our decorator was here, LOL! I'm re-doing our bathroom cabinet and just moving to step 2 and am already loving it! Can't thank you enough for the tute! This is fabulous…looks so easy and I'm a fraidy cat when it comes to painting and DIY, but I'm totally going to try. Thank you so much!! I am so excited! Thanks for the tutorial! I'm so excited to start this project on my bathroom cabinets. I run a crazy house with 3 little munchkins and I'm looking for something hardy–can these cabinets take a good hardy scrubbing, often? Thank you so much! Next week I plan to start the kitchen, even though it is a small kitchen, it feels like a monumental task. I wish I had found this at the beginning of summer vacation . My husband and I were just talking the other day about what we'd like to do to our kitchen (that has honey oak cabinets. Thanks so very much for the detailed tutorial! I'm doing my bathroom right now thanks to you! (and thank you for the FAQ) I am planning on doing this on my staircase banisters. Started last night and waiting for it to dry. For now, this is all I got. Oh… and to tell all my friends. This turned out beautiful, I love it and it doesn’t look too difficult! With D day on May 6th. Thank you so much for your detailed post. It weighs a ton and is gorgeous, except for the honey oak finish. And yes, I have those super ugly oak cabinets. I am doing it right now in my master bath and love it already. 96 $6.29 $6.29. You can see our light fixture in the first picture, and our cabinet pulls are easier to see in the second. Thanks for the tutorial! Thank you for sharing!!!!! I had found celticmoon's tutorial before and had tried it and I never truly READ the tutorial but read the back of the can. THANK YOU THANK YOU! This looks great! They stand behind their products, and it's hard to screw this project up. THANK YOU for this tutorial! This looks AWESOME!!! Know this is an old post, but just wanted to let you know I think it's an awesome tutorial. Oh and I also forgot to take my "before" pic before I took all the cabinets and drawers out. Will def. Thank you. Thank you for this! For that reason I recommend buying some extra stain to have on hand over the years. THANK YOU!!!!! The 3rd coat did look better, although I did end up needing to use a super light 4th coat to touch up the dressers. With this trick, I'll be able to redo my kitchen for under $1500!!! My husband and I can't thank you enough. Now, how much stain to use? Let it dry for 24 hours. As a fellow blogger, I understand how much time it takes to blog. Will definitely use your tutorial! Thanks so much for this tutorial. It saved us a ton of time and money…now onto the kitchen! (I probably over-wiped). General Finishes' Espresso EF wood stain features the low-odor and easy cleanup of water-based stains, while emulating the easy spreading, blending, repairability and generous open times of oil-based stains. oh wow. I have had at least 25 conversations with You're adamant that we should use General Finishes products. The stain arrived today and I bought all the supplies. This looks AMAZING! I will link back when I do! Glad to know the streaks and uneven-ness are part of the process. The gel stain is wonderful. Finish Love it. Even a year later…Thanks for sharing. I am in the middle of an overhaul of my house. I'm excited to tackle this project. I think I will try sanding the paint off and using the stain. I followed her instructions to the letter and it is an amazing transformation in our 1/2 bath! How long did you let each coat of your topcoat dry? Thank you SO much!! You're descriptive tutorial was a true blessing for us. Thank you for the inspiration. Then move on to the chairs and refinish those in smaller batches (I refinished four at a time, since I have four folding chairs I could use while they were being refnished). ..do u recommend staining the backs of the drawers? I used an angled sanding block with a fine (not medium or coarse) finish to get in the bevels. Oh how I want to do this, but my cabinets are not wood Well, part of them are, but they are covered in this… I'm not even sure what to call it. My bathroom looked mysteriously just like your “before” pictures. Thanks for the super detailed and easy to understand tute. He loves it so much. Or do you happen to know what would work on plain wood to achieve this look? A long time ago, I had only one child and our kitchen table was a $5 garage sale find of laminate-tabled-and-golden-vinyl-chaired fabulousness. So inspired…so excited. I am in LOVE and can't wait to try this with my own cabinets. Thanks for sharingMaureen. It couldn't be easier. Thanks!! , Hi Mike & Mindy,I don't have kiddos, but I would say that if you need it to hold up really well, I'd definitely spend a lot of time/energy on the poly topcoat to seal it in. We are in the process of buying a new (to us) house, and I plan on doing this in the bathrooms. Espresso Oak Table Base Listing #396 Listed on: 08/07/2006: Company Name: CSI DesignsSolid Oak Table Base. I used painters tape for walls/counters/inside of cabinets and I used masking tape to tape my paper down onto the floor. I'm putting my home on the market soon so this is a great idea for the bathroom cabinets… I'll be starting this project this weekend….Thank you for putting this project online…. thanks, again! I was so worried it would be too difficult, or I could really screw it up, and while I'm still a *little* nervous (my nature), I have confidence that I can do it now, thanks to your post. Dry. Crossing my fingers that you'll answer back: did you sand between each coat of stain and poly like it said to on the General Finishes cans? This is my summer project so time to plan! Uncategorized, Hi there! ..or Potential Action. I may give this a go in my bathroom and see how it turns out. The second time I was much more careful. The color really is stunning, and even this fraidy cat got the hang of the sock-staining. OMGAWD!!! I only needed a half-pint of the gel stain. Thank you for the step by step instructions. Thanks SO much for your detailed tutorial. thanks for the inspiration! My parents are helping with the repairs and I'm trying to allocate $ where its needed most ie : furnace, water heater, windows…so this totally psych's me up for a way to save my ugly awful 1970's cabinets until I can install new! A-Series Interior Color Sample in Espresso Stain on Pine For over a century, Andersen has been helping For over a century, Andersen has been helping families make their homes brighter, more comfortable and more beautiful. What do you think? Can't wait. 09/12/2016 at 12:04 pm. I ordered all the products on Amazon and have finally started the process, but on my amazing dining room chairs I found on craigslist! Was about to give up and just paint over it all, but Im ready to try using this gel stain!Wonderful tutorial, thank you! I hope there will be more coming on your blog, I will be watching and waiting. Thanks! Can you post a picture of your finished project? Thank you so much for the tutorial! Here is my first DIY video on staining an oak table. This is great! On to the next bathroom…. –Sanding block (I bought an angled one for about $4 from my local hardware store. Mom of 2 Cuties @ Sprinkles of Joy and Laughter. Thanks for the great tutorial. We have an older home and the oak kitchen cabinets have been bothering me since we moved here, but I've been terrified to mess with them for fear that I could make it worse, plus I thought it would be entirely too time consuming. First coat drying in our kids bathroom…then moving on to ours…then the kitchen….then our railings we have a lot of honey oak! I'm guessing it's bc they were originally off white. We need to sell our house FAST! 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