Insert heavy sigh here. We could have really used a great "How To" on painting cabinets when we re-did the ones in our old apartment a few years ago. Instead, we could write a great How Not To...
If you're thinking of painting your cabinets, check out the tutorial (and read more about the green cabinets you see here) on day-lab DIY.
And we have to say, our cabinets sure looked infinitely better painted white -- even a sloppy white -- than the brown it was before (similar to the ones shown in the before photos).
(Edited from a post originally published 10.11.07- CB)