So my parents wanted to get rid of their old pine furniture. I told them I would take it off their hands, maybe throw a coat of paint on it. . .see what happens. Well-it turned out beautifully! We used "Toasted Marshmellow" as the color. It was the perfect mix between cream and white.
Here is before: thanks to my muscular husband, I didn't even have to sand 1 inch.
Here is the furniture with the primer. Note: open a window or door when painting with Kilz primer. I smelled it for days.
A huge success! Don't ever be afraid of painting furniture-it's a little time consuming but totally worth it. :)