Painting on Kitchen Cabinets

I started on a new kitchen cabinet project this week.  I am darkening up an island in the kitchen and painting some recently installed large corbels.
The corbels were already attached to the island but had no finish on them at all.  First I primed over the raw wood and then applied a basecoat.  I would have preferred to paint the corbels before they were permanently mounted to the island but...

Regardless I got them primed, sanded and applied a basecoat.  Next I will apply a glaze to get them to look like the existing island cabinetry.  After they look like the island I will then darken them and the island cabinetry together.

So in the first photograph you can see where I have primed the corbels.  There presently is no top on the island as it is waiting for the granite.

In this second photograph I have applied the basecoat of paint.  Tomorrow I will apply the first of many glazes on the path to get the desired results.

In the dining room I added a glaze to darken this cabinetry.  The center panels are removed and this piece will be getting some beautiful glass for the doors.  So here is a before and after.  Not too much darker but noticeable.  It is also waiting for the granite top.