What are you most proud of? It was SO easy. My husband failed to completely paint the inside, but that will be touched up when time permits. The most difficult part was making the cushion, which I would do differently if I had to do it over again. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go for it! Whatever you do to it is bound to be an improvement on this very dated piece of furniture. We did not prep the wood in any way. We used spray paint, not knowing if it would look good, but if did. Just remember to paint the inside as thoroughly as the outside...haha.