I can't believe I forgot to take a picture of the top all stripped and sanded. It was so beautiful and had such pretty graining. There were a few places on the top that I wasn't real pleased with and sanding more didn't seem to have an affect on them. I stained the top a natural color first and didn't like it - it brought out too much red - so I immediately re-stained it in the kona color. Enough time has passed for me to be able to put a second coat on it. My husband recommends that I sand a few places. I'm thinking of staining in only a few areas. Overall, it still is really pretty though. In the second picture, you can see the original stain of the furniture (top left - chest on chest). The bottom will be painted to match fabric - probably a dark turquoise color. Though a lime color would be really cool too.