Scott this would be a good stain for furniture for you it's all black! :-) -Ea sand, paint, sand distress a piece of furniture, rub stain into the sanded distressed areas, finish with spray can of shellac.
How to Reupholster a Dining Chair Seat: DIY Tutorial full of tips and tricks. Gotta love this "no-mess method" that eliminates the most grueling steps of any reupholstery project! Keep the original seat intact and simply add a new cushion and fabric atop