Stained, Shellacked and Ready to Paint! I'll probably let the shellac dry overnight before I apply masking tape again. I probably should have left up the masking, but I really wanted to see if I had any bleedthrough. Luckily, I had almost none and I didn't find any grout that was stained. Yeah!
Oh, and the painted crown looks just fine. Painting worked! We may use this option for the rest of the MDF the contractor installed.
I'll probably put a 3rd coat of shellac on the cabinet before we install it.