Check out how cool it looks now, it went from EH to HEYY! I think these dining sets were a classic look for so many people. I don’t know of anyone who didn’t have one or at the very least, know someone else who did.
I stripped off the polyurethane and sanded it down to bare wood. I like the star burst pattern on the table top and it has a 24″ leaf so it expands to six feet long. Gather round friends!
Now you can see the pattern and I finished the base in a simple solid black which will easily blend with different decor styles. The chairs got the same treatment and then I applied Minwax red chestnut stain on the seats.
The second coat of stain helped bring out a nice color and the pattern shows up nicely but I wasn’t quite happy with the look so I added an ebony stain over top of that and achieved a cool custom finish. It looks brown in the photo but it actually has a red under tone to it in person I wish I could have captured that in the photo.
What do ya think? Yay or Nay? What’s your style preference…modern, mission, traditional, french country, rustic or something entirely different? I’ve always liked having something unlike anyone else, I don’t know what style that is but it describes me perfectly. If I was going to keep this set for myself, I would have used a deep blue stain on the top and seats, now that would have been my kind of cool.