I've given up on the busy and distracting rug pattern, and am replacing it with one I saw recently at a friend's house. Right now I'm just covering the original pattern with a lighter, more opaque color. After it dries I'll do more; maybe even sand down some of the raised texture from the original paint.
Baby Needs Shoes, © 2021, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
Another pass at this one:
Still Untitled Museum Piece, © 2021, work in progress (click on image for larger view)