Hi Sabrina, here's a great video that will show you how to paint a table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RTQ9w8e0P8
Here are some instructions: https://www.wikihow.com/Paint-Pine
You can chalk paint it or use fusion mineral paint. I like them both. Here is a post I wrote on chalk painting furniture. https://lifeonsummerhill.com/how-to-paint-with-chalk-paint/
I would use spray paint!
General Finishes lamp black milk paint is awesome! Great coverage, and easy to use.