We bought this bench in 2006. (I neglected to get a photo of it in it's delapidated state, but believe me it was a pitiful thing to look at) The paint was peeling and the boards were rotting. My husband was tired of looking at it as well and couldn't sit on it for fear of falling through. So he finally decided to repair it. He removed all the old boards and replaced with all new ones and left the rest to me. Yea!! I wanted to have a lot of color on my porch where the bench now resides. I also painted the bird house to match, which was also purchased in 2006, and in need of a makeover. I just love the new colors and walking up to the front door.