I have to say that this trend in furniture is one of my favorites. I have done a couple of pieces like this. What isn't to love about it??? You have paint, you have stain, the perfect combination. It shows the beauty of wood without overwhelming the room. Recently I went on a "brown" rant on my Facebook page, lol. Quick re-cap I live in a log home, with wooden floors....EVERYTHING is brown! So when I scored this dining room set last fall for $100 (table, leaves and eight chairs, what a deal!), I pretty quickly decided that I wanted to paint it at some point.