So it doesn't look like I did a lot, but I did do some:
Sanded the build up around finials.
Repainted the base color around finials.
Filled in the diamonds.
Added some glitter spots on either side of diamonds. (You have to look at it close up to see them)
Started working more on animal figures.
Question: Should I do a matching orange guy on the other side or do it a different color?