here are some recent projects i've done...i love these because it's using "faux" painting for something that is not cheesy...it's classy, and it's chic!
the homeowner for both of these projects wanted to update her MDF cabinets to a "stain" that would match her new hardware and, in the case of this first bathroom, match the furniture piece that is shown, next to the toilet.
here is the "before" (boring, run-of-the-mill cabinetry...)
this is the furniture piece she had bought for the bathroom before..she wanted a stain for the cabinets that would match this cabinet (isn't it pretty? and don't you love the cream and white horizontal stripes in there?)
here it is after: much better! i use a stain product made for faux painting, that goes onto MDF a lot better than a regular stain would. hard to explain, but it does!