I love painting furniture. I started with a brush and some old paint samples I found in the garage, and progressed to buying pints of paint at Lowes. Then I tried spray paint, but the fumes almost affixiated me. Currently I am using Annnie Sloan chalk paint, which has changed my life and offered me a quicker, more colorful way to paint. ASCP, as the enthusiasts call it, sticks to almost anything and requires no prep except washing off your piece. So I skip having to sand wood before painting. The painting possibilities are endless! Watch out!