One cabinet off of Craigslist $75
1 quart of primer $13 and 15-20 minutes to paint the entire piece with primer (the dry time of 4 hours--That's the hardest part!) No sanding--- no anything but good primer on with a sponge roller.
One coat of top coat $11 quart (another 15 minutes to paint it and then 4 hours to dry---again the hard part!)
Then Ralph Lauren Smoke glaze We used about 1/20th of a quart--cost $1)
Then sandpapered the edges, sides and front to give it the gorgeous European look (Free)
The Glaze and sandpaper give this wonderful look...
My new lighted cabinet...
All for under $100!