Dining Room Chairs Refinishing

A client had 4 dining room chairs that had been painted white. She wanted them stripped and refinished in a medium brown stain. Removing the paint wasn't too bad, but stripping all of the old stain underneath was a long, tedious process. I've finally started staining them (chestnut) and overall, I think they're turning out well.
chestnut stain
white paint and old stain to be removed
what have I gotten myself into?
some much stripping and sanding-so little time
almost ready to stain
ready to stain
love raw wood!
starting to stain
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  • Cynthia Cynthia on Feb 25, 2014
    Wow. A lot of hard work. They now look beautiful. Great job! Would you do it again?

  • CC CC on Feb 25, 2014
    If you are going to apply stain with a brush, you need to use a lighter hand. Just trying to give you a little friendly advice because I can see brush strokes all over the finished chair.