(without the cushion on top)
This project was a combined effort from my husband. We sanded it, wiped it down and taped off the inside.
I believe we applied about 3 coats of Rustoleum Colonial Red.
Here it is with the nasty southwestern seat cushion. It definitely looked better than with the oak but it still wasn't cutting it. After much searching we found a fabric we both liked. The best part was it went very well with the hardware before. Now the hardware just needed help. We spray painted them an Espresso color also by Rustoleum.
And the finished product...
I love it so much. I don't want to hide this piece any more. I want this to be in the family room where it will be seen and enjoyed.