Don't Go Breaking My Heart--How to Update an Outdated Bench
Oh, but I did break the heart, or at least hide it. Some neighbors I don't even know who live down the street brought me this a few months back.
They said they were going to throw it out and then thought of that lady down the street who always works outside :). I added a wood thingy I had over the heart--glued it andused some wood fill around it where the heart was still peeking out.
I then painted and distressed the bench and added a piece of beadboard that was brown to start. Be gone 80's country look!