The first thing that I did was to clean all the wood really good then sand any areas that needed it. I then painted all the wood with primer. (I don't have a before of the table, I get so excited to start working I sometimes forget to take pictures.) I knew this set was going to be gorgeous once I finished it.
For the table, I decided to stain the top and then I sealed it with Poly. All the chairs and table legs are painted with my oops gallon paint. It is a very light beige color that I love. I then went to the fabric store and got some nice fabric to put on the chairs. I had wanted to use drop cloths but the color was a little to close to the paint color and I wasn't loving it. I did distress the chairs and then waxed them with Johnsons Paste Wax. I am in love with this set!