The next two photos are the before pictures. The built-in wine rack was a challenge to get around. The second picture here I had already taken off the doors and drawer fronts.
The first step is to clean the kitchen cabinets really well. In the kitchen they are going to have cooking oils and grease on them no matter how well they are kept clean. So what I do is wash them down really well with a degreaser then rub some 320 grit sandpaper over the all the surfaces. Once I tack that I prime the cabinets. The next three photos show the island primed. I take home the doors and drawer fronts to do at home.
Once the base coat has dried over night I tape off the panels on the back side of the island so I can paint the espresso wood grain on. With the three panels there I tape off the top and bottom and then paint the vertical wood grain in across all three at once.
The following photos are of the finished product.