|The whole table top is streaked.|
The first coat of stain is drying and tomorrow morning I will go over it with #000 steel wool. I've decided that if the table top doesn't look better after using the steel wool and applying the second coat of stain, I'll go to plan B. Plan B is to paint the table top and then apply a glaze over the paint. I'm going to paint the table top in SW Latte which was used on my cabinets. If I have to paint, I think I will paint the entire table.
I purchased this table in 2001. A few summers ago I painted the chairs and recovered the seat cushions. My neighbor thought I needed more color in my kitchen. The chairs were painted in a Paprika color, but I didn't touch the table. I didn't want everything to match. I think a room is more interesting if furniture pieces don't match.