The second coat of stain is on. (This stain, because someone always asks, is Jel'd Wood Kote in cherry.) This brand of stain we like much better; it's easy to use and not terribly messy (as stains go). It also covers imperfections well.
I also put the windows back in and shellacked them with two coats. It was nice to finish early today and have some time to goof off. :D
Tomorrow, weather permitting, we'll finish shellacking the rest of the room.
sanded thru the stain on the woodwork. Our stain combo did its job well.
And, I have a matchy matchy problem; once we used this dark cherry stain downstairs, I had to use it in the rest of the house. :D