I loved this dining set as soon as I set eyes on it. It's definitely been one of the my favorites to work on. The set is vintage, from the 1960s, and just as high quality and fine built as you could possible hope for! The set was in flawless condition, but needed a new updated look. I painted the chairs and table base in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White, which is a wonderful creamy white, then distressed them very lightly, then sealed them with water based poly. The chairs are solid mahogany. yummy! The table top is sanded, stained, and sealed in oil based poly in gloss. It's so smooth it practically squeaks when you run your fingers across it. I forgot to take a 'before' of the chairs, but there is a 'before' of the table.