My husband finished my new swinging bed this weekend and together in the pouring rain, we lugged it around the back of the house, through the gate (literally crashing through the gate) and in through the small porch door. I didn't need to distress it after that trip - it was so scrapped up and banged that it already looked shabby chic. Maybe just shabby. No worries. I took my magic paintbrush and fixed all the boo-boo's and we hung it. Correction, Dave hung it. Unfortunately, I was in the house and came out when it was done only to report that it was hung too high. (well seriously, I had to jump to get on it!) So an hour later, it was re-hung and finished again. My porch is long and fairly narrow and has always been an awkward porch to decorate. Initially, we just went to Lowe's and bought some brown patio furniture. You know I couldn't live with that very long! So, it's not there yet, but much closer. I'm planning on hanging painter's drop cloth's and tying them back for curtains. I painted the floors brown last summer with garage epoxy paint and while it has held up well, it may need a lighter shade to go with it's new light furnishings.