Dabbling is so fun..For me it can be relaxing ! One of my favorite things to .I have my hands into some old windows at the moment. There were on the side of the road saying or screaming “take me home” Of course I DID! I am just not getting to them .I have old fabric-quilt pieces-burlap .So lets see what we can do. I need to take some things to the market to sell. You can scrap the paint or simply sand it. Whatever look you are goin for. Black or cream seems to be the color for many. It is pretty neutral. I sanded mine stapled gun the material to the back. Make sure you stretch it. There are no rules ,just have fun with it!.