I’m considering putting some type of sealant on top but for now it looks really nice. The proper way (i.e. difficult and not for lazy people) to refinish furniture is to remove the entire stain or sealant before you re-paint. Since that is really hard and requires a paint stripper and way too much time (and arm muscles), I did it this way. If you have furniture that you really love, take the time and do it the hard way. I’m sure it will last longer.
Have you ever refinished anything?
Did you do what I did?
Do you have any advice for the next time I try this?