If you're new to painting, I would HIGHLY recommend visiting All Things Thrifty and read her post Painting Furniture Hmmm. Love the black top with the black accents and white. It would tie in the black bed frame.
Layering stain for a cool effect! How to paint furniture then distress it to give your furniture that antique finish. Refinishing and painting furniture tips and techniques and using Stain to create a cool look. This weeks project I demonstrate how laye