Well I decided to tackle a huge project that will take me months to do even with assistance. A while ago I got some free cabinets from the owner of a design blog I follow. (Link here) She ripped them out of her kitchen and offered them up for free! They are nice solid oak cabinets that originally had a dark stain and had been painted an off-white color. Rather than add more layers of paint to the already thick layers of paint on the cabinets, I decided to remove it as best I could.
Here is our stash of cupboards on our back porch. Maybe I can get it cleared off in time for summer so we can spend hot afternoons playing out there.