Oh gosh I am so glad to see I haven't messed it all up I kept looking online and saw nothing really but black everything. I was under the impression it may be taboo to change the colors from pilgrim/nun, lol.
I was thinking of one of those full cart covers that velcros on or something like that but a seat cover is brilliant!
I'm cleaning it off tomorrow because I just bought it the other day but I think I am going to do gold/gold leaf the pin stripping and do a dark stain for the carriage wood the varnish it to a high gloss. I think I will keep the shafts black as the paint is in fairly good condition aside from chipping here and there which I think with some touch up would be perfect