As I work on furniture, I have favorites. Some pieces really appeal to me and I'm so tempted to keep them myself. This solid pine dining set is one of those cases. I picked up the set from the original owner about a month ago. Everything was in flawless condition, she'd taken good care of it, and it just needed a new look. I sanded the table, stained in a layered mix of English Chestnut, Red Chestnut, and Dark Walnut to get a nice depth of color and dimension. Then my standard tabletop finish of six coats of poly, sanded between each coat until the table top is smooth as glass. I painted the table base and the chairs a fresh antique white, and recovered the chair cushions. I should also mention these chairs happen to be particularly cushy and comfortable, always a bonus.
Can we talk about the legs of the table? Those are some of the nicest, most bold turned legs I've seen on a table in a while. Before and afters below!