and i have finished refinishing the dining room table and chairs!!! last summer, my parents came out for a visit, and my mom taught me how to refinish furniture. we started with the dining room table, but couldn’t get to the chairs before they had to leave. i then got a new tv stand and refinished that; and bought a coffee table, and refinished that; and did one of the four dining room chairs, also. this summer, i finished the other three chairs.
i wish i had taken more before and after pictures, and taken more pictures of each step in the process, but it is what it is. here are some of the photos i did take!