dining table refinish
Hello- I have a Kipling table from Crate and Barrel. Mahogany with espresso finish. The finish is very finicky. It reveals a ghost mark any time anything is placed on it even remotely warm or moist.( I think this includes breathing on it) It is also badly scratched even though it is not even a year old.
I am not fond of the color and I don't think it will match my new cabinets which will be painted in a Swedish style gray/blue.
What should I do with this thing? Keep a table cloth on it? Should I refinish it? Can I stain it a lighter color? Can I paint over that high maintenance finish? Would that be a terrible thing to do to a mahogany table? Should we just hold our breath when we eat?