The whole plan with the china cabinet, table & chair set, and bar stool makeover was to finish it all off with doing the light java stain on the oak trim on my cupboards. BUT. We unexpected circumstances required us to put our house up for sale before I got the plan finished. Then, I figured it best to leave the cupboards as is and just make the rest of the furniture there more cohesive.
So. I decided to use General Finishes Milk Paint in Dark Chocolate. The company assured me it was the exact same color as doing the Java Gel Stain solid. PLUS, the milk paint is water-based so that means fast dry and easy clean up! Whoop!