I had a dresser and some old end tables of my grandmas that I was going to get rid of, but I decided to paint them instead. I needed a new dresser and night stands for my daughters room, so I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best!! I was very hesitant at first and didn't have high expectations, but with some help from my expert painter friend it turned out great!
This is his advice for repainting furniture:
-you must sand it down (I know...not very fun)
-get an acrylic paint...this will make the furniture finish more durable and less likely to scratch. This paint color is from Sherwin Williams and is called Refresh...it's sooo pretty in person!
-choose fun colors and buy new knobs
This is the before picture...yes, hideous.
I wish I would've taken a before picture of these end tables. They were yellow with gold leafy specks and they are at least fifty years old...but they are now beautiful! I also LOVE sentimental things and I was very happy that we could save these end tables that were my grandmas.