I ordered this brand new dining table. I was really excited for it to come in! I was also a little nervous. I wasn't sure of the exact wood finish. But the picture looked great. It was a gamble. I lost. Here is what the table looked like:
So, I gathered my nerve, gave myself a pep talk, and went at it! I took the sander to my brand new table! I am happy with the color, but for some reason the "satin" finish is very glossy still. I am glad I didn't buy the "high gloss" finish or I would have to buy sunglasses for everyone to wear to dinner. I refinished all the chair seats, stool seats, and bench seat too. The legs and the backs of the chairs are an "espresso" finish. They are a very dark brown. The table looks so much better in my house now. The reddish/orange really made my cabinets look gray.