We used Cabinet Transformations which by the way is a wonderful product if you are wanting a more painted look per se. What I was trying to achieve was more of a stained espresso look with a grain, well that didn't quite happen. Guess I should have should have done some more research.
So what's next..... on to Plan B aka " the good news"
-Ordering oak stained espresso doors and installing them ourselves. Since we are only doing the island we will be saving some moolah so that scores major points.
-Spray painting the rest of our cabinets in Benjamin Moore Aura paint or Farrow & Ball Pointing to give it that smooth flawless look or shall I say I hope it does.
After doing some painting, repainting and installing of new doors, comes doing the backsplash.
This is what we currently have in mind, of course that can change at any second.