It didn't matter how many coats I layered on. I wish this photo would let you see how truly awful it really was. Anyway, I hide the house away for many years always planning to fix it.
Finally!!!!! Two days ago I dragged it out of the basement and touched it up. Now, it still isn't perfect..... but it's certainly better.
Now that it's painted, I put it back in the basement. I really hope one day I will have a little girl to pass it on to. If not, I have a fun piece of folkart!