A few weeks back, I was browsing through the crafts section of a local Dollarama when I spotted these wooden chairs. They seemed to be to scale with my fashion dolls so I was instantly inspired to paint. I had purchased cans of wood stain for projects that had yet to transpire and the wooden chairs were a perfect reminder that I hadn't done anything crafty lately.
One of the wood finishes that I had was in dark walnut. I had to gloss it separately, while the one I had in mahogany was a 2 in 1 deal, where it automatically dried glossy.
I found it easier to work with the dark walnut stain. I just felt like I was in better control of the staining process. The mahogany one was thicker because the sealant was mixed with the stain so the wood didn't absorb it as well as I had wanted it to. It was much faster, however, as I skipped one drying step.
Overall, I prefer the mahogany chair. It was just a richer color. And even though, I made many booboos with it, using the wrong brush and over staining, etc. I think the end result looks kinda cool. Very rustic.