First, I have to say that I did spend this weekend redoing the table and, in Nate's words, "it looks a hundred times better!" I'm not finished with it yet, but look out for a post outlining the many, many mistakes that I made when refinishing it and all of the tips I learned when I went over to my friend's professional wood shop on Saturday.
Now, on to the important stuff! I could use a little advice when it comes to recovering the seats of the dining chairs. When I first made the dining room plan, it looked a little like this: