I began with the top since I needed to get rid of his face looking at me. I opened all my windows and had fans running but the paint I used did not have a strong smell anyway. It was just simple white paint you would use on an apartment wall. Maybe not for furniture but it worked! After three coats I no longer saw his face and could move on.
At the library today and the local Salvation Army my daughter and I came across a few thrifty finds. Our first stop was the library. The first find is a Beauty and the Beast Original Broadway Cast Recording CD for $0.50! My daughter loves it!