This was for one of my previous clients who
loved our work from what we did for them before.
She wanted her dining table and chairs set refinished, not painted.
So here is the before...the table has a slide in leaf.
It was darker and scratched.
The previous finish was a gel stain, so when
it was banged into which will happen over
time, it showed white wood and chipped.
With gel stain it lays over the wood, stain penetrates
into the wood which stains it. So we couldn't get it to the exact
dark color like this. The wood was very close together also much
harder to take stain.
I had to use 3 different colors of stain to get it even
somewhat close to the previous finish.
We stripped it all down.
Then I went to work to get it to look like this below....
Added a poly to the top. Multiple layer of it on top
for extra protection.
Added poly to all the chairs and base of table also.
She loved it! It actually matched exactly with her floor color.
That was awesome!