I bought this table on craigslist yesterday. It's the perfect size for my kitchen, where I have "antique" benches and 2 wood chairs. The table was recently stained and looks nice, it just doesn't feel that durable to me. I have 3 small kids - and lots of additional kids over all the time - and it's in the kitchen so will be used constantly. Should I just use varathene (sp?) or is there something else I should do to preserve the finish. As you can see, the finish on my last table is nonexistent.
I also need to do something with the chairs. I'm considering painting them white or staining them to match the table. I think stain will hold up better, but I'm wondering how it will look against my hardwood, which is more red.
Any opinions welcome!
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