The thing about custom painting furniture is that it's artistic... meaning, it's open to interpretation. Because of this, it's hard to know what's allowed and what's considered a cardinal sin when it comes to painting your chair, dresser, or even baby's crib. I've compiled a list here of 5 things that nobody tells you when you start your journey into the world of furniture painting. (your results may vary, batteries sold separately)
You'd be surprised how fun it is to shop for paint. The fact that when I go to Home Depot, that I can choose from 52 shades of white, is astonishing to me. The best furniture paint for your job will depend on what the piece is made of, your skill level (and patience), and the look you're going for.