@klatuu – I wouldn’t have necessarily thought that. In any case, I tinkered with the positioning in my existing CSS to no avail and removing the display: none and adding the pointer-events only didn’t do the trick on the individual pieces (ie. .mejs-play button, etc).
@jvalley4735 – I’ve been working through that link and the information in the Help, but am missing something significant somewhere. The closest I’ve gotten is to get the buttons I want to show up. However, it still shows the default skin behind it without my background. I’m a bit stumped, so need to do more reading and research down the line.