My friend gave me a used dining room table and I decided to refinish it for my kitchen. I have never done anything like this, so it felt overwhelming at first. Dave didn't like the table at first. He thought it was too "cabinny", but I had a vision. My friend Karrie came over and helped me figure out how to do it.
We sanded and sanded and sanded.
We hope to find some unfinished chairs that we can refinish to match, but until then we will use what we have which match fine for now.
The hardest part was waiting for stuff to dry. I am so happy with the finished project. It only took about a week.