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We started sanding it, initially thinking we would just give it a fresh stain, but I really wanted to paint it a fun color. After we sanded it down, removing the worst of the “burned” finish, we tested out some stains. Even Joe, who was really determined to stain the natural wood wasn't super excited about how the stain options were looking, so I suggested painting it again. And this time he agreed! Needless to say, I got in my car within 5 minutes of the decision being made so that I could grab some paint :)