This bench is part of a dining set that I am working on for a lady in town. I sanded it down, primed and painted parts (flat black), and stained the accent areas (miniwax dark walnut). Afterwards, i gave it all a few coats of poly. I really love the way that this turned out. It looks so much cleaner now.
This bakers rack was found in the garbage by my friend Mary. It was a little wobby and scratched, but it was a solid piece and in no way worthy of a landfill! I repaired everything, sanded down the top, primed and painted the body and rack in flat black, and sealed that part in clear wax. The top I left natural to get the butcher block look. After sanding it down, i just sealed it in a super durable spar polyurethane. It sold instantly, I love when that happens! haha