Well, today was not a particularly great day in the world of cabinet refinishing. We found out that the bottom cabinets do not have solid oak doors and are instead MDF with a thin oak veneer. Ugh. This means we'll have to order or make new doors.
In good news, hubby is working on a shelf feature area made from rough cut oak he got at the mill last summer. It looks great! We'll stain it and it will make the stove area brighter and more functional.