This bench was among a dozen other projects sitting in my garage just waiting to be worked on. I purchased this bench approximately two years ago in the middle of winter and planned to paint and recover it right away. I was finally motivated to get it out of the garage to acquire the extra space. After a good scrub, it was sanded, primed, and painted. Finally, I recovered the bench seat and the end result turned out pretty cute. Now, I hope to use it as an entry bench.