I did some kind of painting too...
I used mdx.dll with the toolbar object.
I placed a background into it
then I set icons on it.
The icons covers all the picture, and are font dependant.
so they wont look the same way on 2 - 50 computers.
But it looks fine for a web browser, or a mp3player lol
I copied the winamp interface for a script for myself.
I hope my personal experience can help you... but it wasnt easy to fit it all into a dialog... it took me more than 1 hour just to place all the icons, type in the code, and debug it all.