Here's the before:
They went through quite a process to get to what they look like now in our house, but it was well worth the work. First, I sanded them (yes, every little cub). Then, we painted two coats of yellow paint and they looked like this:
Next, we beat them up a little... this was fun. After that we stained them. Finally, Justin added some sheet metal to the sides and backs of a few of the holes. Here he is in action:
Isn't he so cute? :)
Here they are right after we moved them into the house!
Finally, here they are all fluffed. They make us smile.