Okay-I have two coats of paint on the cupboard andI love the color. It's called straw basket. I used the new Behr paint with primer built into it. I don't think it helped much as it is hard to cover a dark color with a lighter color with out at least three coats of paint. If I had used a primer and then painted-I still think I would be in for three coats of paint. If my Dad is looking down at me-he would probably say, "not a bad job". Then he would have said,"why didn't you sand the old paint down to the bare wood"? and I would say "because Dad-I didn't think I had to strip it down so close to the wood"! I think the dark red/brown paint hid more of the flaws from the previous paint jobs and the lighter color magnifies them. Bummer!!!! So I am off to walk the dogs,[procrastinate a little longer], sand and apply the third coat and go in search of a nicotine color glaze to finish the cupboard. I think Ralph Laren has that glaze-wish me luck!