Paint any wood furniture without sanding. DIY newbie and had no issues! Buy valspar bonding primer for glossy surfaces and a good quality latex paint with a gloss finish (more gloss = scratch resistance).
The Short cut way to repaint kitchen cabinets with no sanding,stripping, or even removing the doors! Plus a lot of cute furniture re-dos. I used this too for my kitchen cabinets. They turned out great, but I did remove doors and painted them while flat.
Read This Before Painting Anything! How To Paint Over Glossy Furniture Without Sanding! Excellent, Detailed Instructions On Which Primer To Use, Which Paint To Use & Other Important Tips & Instructions!