My original intention was to sand it and stain in. I started to sand it, but between book deadlines and the difficulty of getting into the crevices to get rid of the stubborn mid-century stain, I never finished it.
The chair sat in my garage for a year, forgotten until I decided that I was tired of seeing it looking so neglected. That's when I decided to finally finish this project. I applied two coats of my favorite black paint with a sponge so the grain would come through, cleaned the grime out of the original wheels and finished the chair.
She's quite lovely now, isn't she.