So this is all out of whack because I'm doing it on the iPhone. Lucas painted for about 10 minutes then bailed, but got a picture before he left to document my work. I don't think you can see the sweat dripping off my nose - I saw on the news that it was 101 degrees yesterday!
And here it is with a second coat applied at 9:30 this morning. When you start with half-rotten wood, you can't expect too much from your paint job. I think sanding and filling in with putty would've made it look better, but it was destined for the trash heap so I don't feel too bad.
And this is a link to the original picture from a February post when I had just started refinishing it.
Now if I could just get the boys to show interest in creating artsy spray-painted things on it....