Refinishing an outdated dining room set

I absolutely LOVE this program! I would do shiplap all over my house if I could - but I live in a mobile home and there aren't any bare walls to speak of!

I have a dining room set, with an insert, that I want to make more "today's style/look", but wonder if, by the attached picture, you can suggest things!

Also, I know I have to remove the glossy finish before painting it, but is there an EASIER way than sanding it???? I have arthritis in my hands and knees so, although I could PROBABLY do the sanding, I'm wondering if there's a stripper you'd recommend?

Sherry Stuurman
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