Oh, these are definitely a showcase.
I started with baby steps. First up--change the color of my bookcase and computer desk from two different shades of brown to basic black.
Baby step 1: sand the table lightly and clean the dust off! /And of course I'm trying to accomplish this task IN the office and not IN the garage. HMMMM may want to reconsider that next time.
The actual re-staining didn't take long at all. And it actually dried in a couple of hours and I was able to put the second touch up coat on.
Pardon the mess surrounding the desk. I keep telling
fussing at my husband that we really need to do something with all those cords! Another project is adding some additional storage!
Step 2: Use the above polyshades and change the bookcase. This project did NOT go as planned. It seemed that the bookcase was not real wood. Stain and laminate = bad combination.
But for now, it will stay. Next project is to put together one of those nine cube section bookcases (already black!!!) to get the bookcase organized in a better combination.
Until step 3--I'm trying!