The table was a very classic piece with a light wood color. I really wanted a darker stain to match the rest of the furniture and the floors. This was actually quite a process, especially since it was the first piece of furniture I have stained. The first stain I bought ended up being too black. I had to sand the whole table down again, which is not fun!
Here is a tip if you are ever staining anything...buy little samples of stain because each type of wood will stain a little differently. I bought four different samples from Menards for 25 cents each. I ended up choosing a color that I would have never thought I liked, so I am very glad I used samples!
The chairs were also a lighter color.
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I am thrilled about how the table looks in the kitchen, especially with my new granite counter tops!