How To Paint Furniture: I used a waterbased acrylic alkyd enamel. It's water based so it cleans up easily with water, but the enamel formula gives it a harder finish like an oil based paint. - I am going to be crafty and make my house pretty!
If youre new to painting, I would HIGHLY recommend visiting All Things Thrifty and read her post Painting Furniture This is where I started and I am sooo thankful for this post to set me in the right direction.
Here are a few steps you can take to create a sleek finish when painting your furniture. Use a Paint Sprayer or Spray Paint - Paint sprayers produce the best, sleekest finish I have seen. Although(Best Paint Sprayer)
Painting used furniture can save you loads of money! Here is a step-by-step tutorial of how an old dresser found new life for a little girl's room. Lots of other before and after projects on this site as well.