I primed with a brush(one coat) and then painted with Behr Snow Powdered white(2 coats). I decided midway that I was going to modge podge some old music sheets to the back.
I won the Altar'd Painting Guide over at Twice Lovely and it's very helpful in painting. When you're new to this, trial and error can be pricey! They give a very detailed list of what you need and they were so quick to respond to my questions I still had after reading it. I definatly recommend it:)
I'll be linking up to the parties below: