So, here it is in all it's gross, drippy glory:
I decided to paint it a simple green and give it a nice antique look by sanding the corners and edges. My daughter wanted her flowers back, however, so we compromised and added 3 white flowers on the front. I then covered the whole thing in lacquer to protect it from the elements...i.e. children.
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