These chairs were used in my grandfather's restaurant in the 60's. They were pretty beat up from being stored in an outside "cabana" by the pool for a million years but I just couldn't resist asking for them when he was moving.
I used them for years in my old house even in their beat up condition they still looked beautiful. Recently, I have been feeling in a "project" mood and the refinishing began. We have only gotten one done so far but 3 others are half way there and the other 2 are awaiting a good sanding and a drink of ebony stain.
They were gorgeous before but WOW! What a little TLC can do....here are the before and afters.