After a disaster with "Polyshades" I found my new best friend- java gel stain. I refinished my kitchen cupboards, several end tables, a crate and even a laminated dresser. Love this stuff! (Best Paint For Kitchen Cabinets)
How to paint clouds on Hannah's ceiling: Mural tutorial: How to paint realistic (not cartoon) clouds on the ceiling. Demo includes paint colors and technique. This would be great not only for kid's rooms but also for formal spaces.