I love refurbishing furniture.... This is my dining room going from bland to chic.. I love it!
First I started with removing all hardware including the hinges and then I scrubbed it real good. I had a few scratches and dings so I had to fix them also
I decided to stain the top of table and hutch instead of painting and I'm glad I did. I used minwax polyshades espresso.
I made my own chalk paint using bleached linen by Behr and painted everything else. I also bought new knobs and spray painted the hinges to match the knobs... I decided to go all the way and bought a new chandelier and painted the wall also