Last year I shared about our new to us dining room table. It has been driving me nuts how dark and ugly it is; so I asked my dad if he thought he would be able to re-do it for me. He said it would be time consuming but he could do it. We decided to have him work on it while we were on vacation so it wouldn't be a huge inconvenience to not have a table to eat at. He worked long and hard to sand it down to the bare wood, then after trying 3 different stains, he and my mom found one they thought I would like. And I LOVE it!! It took him about a week to finish the table and 2 benches, but it was well worth the wait because he did a GREAT job! I have no progression pictures but you can see the original color in my post about the table and I have after pictures.