This client felt her oak trim dated her house and also because there was so much of it, added a darkness to the room she was tired of. All that you see in these first two photos used to be a medium stained oak. We painted a base coat and then added a glaze coat and several coats of sealer and she was thrilled with the results.
In the kitchen, we left the perimeter oak cabinets stained but painted the island the same as the fireplace wall, We put in a new hood and removed a wood valance over the sink.
We painted some of the oak pillars in her home the base color with no glazing. Mixing stained and painted finishes works well when it is thought through. And totally updated this home!