Refinishing my kitchen cabinets cost me less than $100 dollars! It was hard work but worth it. I'm a single mom with a very busy corporate job and managed to do this by myself. You can too! Check out the step by step instructions at http://www.monicawantsit.com/2012/02/staining-oak-cabinets-espresso-color.html
You might want to rethink your address sign when you see what these homeowners did! (WOW!)
DIY Address Plaque & Planter Box Once we had everything cut and ready to go, I painted all the wood. Since this was going to be outside, I used KILZ primer to ensure a lasting finish. Then painted all the wood in black. Then of course a coat of polyurethane to seal it. Now time to put the address numbers on. We found our house numbers at The Home Depot. They can be used two different ways, flat or floating. We decided to have them lay flat on the wood.