Our kitchen table and chairs where really showing some wear. It's a great set. Solid wood. I did not want to go buy a new table and chairs. So I decided to refinish it. I figured I couldn't make it look worse and it was worth taking the time to do it.
After lots of messy stripping, sanding, staining and polyurethaning it turned out pretty good. Some scratches are still visible but it gives it character. Hope this lasts another ten years.
This was the original color. Cherry. I was never really a fan of the color. I restained the table walnut. Matches the floors and all of our other wood pieces.
All stripped and sanded. I should have taken a photo of the messy gooey stripping process.