Oh, the dreaded Oak cabinet.. In my staging business I see so many of these and when I recommend painting it to sellers, I always get “Can you do that”? The answer is yes, and very easily..

Oak is very tired and dated but if it’s in good shape, why replace it? The trick is in the prep of course and many of us like to, skip over this part. If you are not the sanding type, you are in luck since Rustoleum has a kit that requires no sanding at all. I’ve seen this in person and it looks fabulous and I’m hoping to share some photos soon of a kitchen we are currently doing.

You can also use any other Semi Gloss paint (just make sure to prime first) such as Valspar’s Black Raisin or Benjamin Moore’s Black Bean Soup to get that Espresso look.

Centsational Girl

If you’re not a fan of the dark vanity and would much rather have a lighter look overall, consider using Sherwin Williams Swiss Coffee, a beautiful soft white.
Staging Chick

Or what about a pretty blue/gray? 
The possibilities are endless and just depend on what your style is but if you are selling anytime soon, I would stay with either the Swiss Coffee or The Espresso look since it is neutral. 
If you decide to do this, please share. I love a good Before & After:)