There are countless blogs that cover this topic regularly.
For some it's their sole topic.
What I learned in doing this was that Monkey Grass Hill will NOT be a blog about furniture painting projects. It's messy, slow, you really have to take your time to do it well, if you don't have a garage the weather has to be just right, and I could go on and on about why I won't be doing this anymore (unless it's spray paint).
I spent lot of time researching, purchasing and returning high tech equipment recommended by one of the most popular furniture painting blogs. It was just getting too costly and complicated. I don't have the space to store that stuff either.
So my painting project was on a little dresser I've had since I was in college. My mom got it at Goodwill I think. I'm sure it was very cheap. It was perfect for the tiny little attic dormer room I lived in my last year of school. It worked great in the next few bedrooms I had in group houses. It went to stay with my sister for a few years. It came back to me when we moved into this house. It's moved from room to room even spending some time in a closet and most recently was in my office. There is really nothing great about it. It's simple. The drawers stick and make a horrible squeaking noise when you open them and the hardware was falling off. I was ready to put it at the curb. But then we had our TV mounted on the wall in the sunroom a few months ago. And I thought, those top drawers are just the right size for the cable box and the dvd box.
So I decided I would use it, but that I needed to make it as inconspicuous as possible by painting it to blend into the walls. This played into my white decor scheme perfectly too.
I primed it and gave it two coats of paint