This is a question I've been mulling over for weeks now. I know, from past experience, I'd prefer not to paint them. Even though they are pine, I'd still like to see the grain texture and not hide them behind a color. I have two pine dressers we bought from Ikea a decade ago that we painted (first grey and now multicolor for Alice's room) and I've always regretted it. So stain it is.
|Stain Board for Cabinets|
I did some research and found both Minwax and Cabot make transparent stains in a bunch of colors. And I would like a pop of color, some color, on these cabinets because they're a real accent in my basement. Once done, they will be styled out with photos and family mementos along the top and a DIY picture ledge above with even more pictures and framed art.
I may venture out to Ace this week to check out those gray tones. It looks like my best option right now. Wish me luck!
Cabinets are built and just sitting there
Green light on the cabinets