This dining set was so delightful to work on. It's all solid pine, rustic and beautiful. The set is incredibly well built, very strong and sturdy. I sanded, primed, and painted the chairs and the table in a fresh white, and then sanded, stained, and sealed the table top to show off the pretty wood grain. Pine is fabulous to work with because it takes the stain differently every time. Staining is my favorite part of the refinishing process because it's always exciting and surprising. This pine has a lot of character and color variation, really giving the set a classic farmhouse feel. I recovered the chairs in a nice dark tan upholstery cloth, to give a little contrast to the set.
Before and afters below! This set is going up on craigslist, so feel free to email me if you're interested!