okay, okay, i have to be honest with you. i have had this paint for 2 years, but just couldn't bring myself to paint. i knew it would be a big job and red is a big color commitment. we talked about painting it last year (dad and i), but we ran out of time. so, this year when dad mentioned that he wanted to come down for spring break i jumped on the chance to paint. we spent the afternoon painting on monday and i LOVE the results. thanks dad for your patience, i get kind of crabby when i am painting. i have a few touch-ups to do, and some last details to add. hope you enjoy!