So a little background about my dining room set & chairs. When we moved into the house 2 years ago, I set my sight on having Thanksgiving here. I wanted everyone to see my new home, not really thinking about all the work it would take it to get it ready for company. None the less, I bought a dining room table and 4 matching chairs at Home2Home in Dayton. Awesome store for second hand furniture! Anyway, I saw these 2 additional chairs and thought that I could strip them and restain them to match the other set. They were $10 each which was a steal!
The chairs came home and after trying to strip them twice, sanding them, using a Dremmel sander the stain never fully came off. So I decided that I want to paint them (and the other 4 chairs) black. I'm leaving the table as-is and will get a black sideboard.
So here are the chairs after all the sanding:
Here you can see where I was having difficulty removing the stain. The lattice on the back of the chair was so delicate and I couldn't get anything small enough in there to remove the stain.
I would should you how it looks now, but it's not done yet. I didn't sand the very top of the chair smooth and its bothering me. So I'm re-sanding that part to get a better finish. The color looks fabulous and since I'm not feeling too hot, the chairs will have to wait until next week.
What do you think so far? I'm new to the crafting and blogging space and would LOVE to hear some feedback.