Thoroughly wash the furniture with an all-purpose cleaner and a scouring pad to remove dirt, grease and debris.
Sand the furniture with 120-grit sandpaper, then work your way up to a finer 180-grit sandpaper. This roughens the furniture surface so that it takes paint better.
Vacuum the sanding dust away, then wipe the furniture surface with a tack rag.
Wipe the furniture's surface with denatured alcohol to clean and dull the surface.
Cover areas around the furniture with newspaper and painter’s tape.
Stir the primer until it is smooth. Using a paintbrush, coat the furniture with primer. Paint with the grain first, then against the grain. Allow the primer to dry completely.
Apply a coat of paint the same way as you applied the primer.
Wait for the paint to dry completely. If you want more coverage, add a second and third coat of paint.