A solid polished table with iron corners and iron jali is usually the epitome of Indian craftsmanship. A high polished mahogany dining table set would look as much out of place in some rustic kitchen as an untreated oak table in a formal dining setup.
Try to open the windows if you are painting indoors.
You can't wash your brush out in your sink like with latex paint, so you'll either need paint thinner or a throwaway brush for this project.
The table must have a solid wooden frame with perhaps a black hard glass top on it.
There's a lot one can do with solid wood in modern settings. Traditional wooden dining sets have retained their place in kitchens for over centuries, although they look best in a formal dining room setting.
The only downside to oil-based paint is that you can't usually get the colors mixed, so you have to choose from what they have available (which is why all the projects listed above are white, yellow, and olive green).
Be sure you choose a time for this project when you can let your paint dry between coats and cure for at least a couple days before you start using your furniture again.
The chairs I painted with latex started scuffing and rubbing off immediately.
Tips—Be aware that oil-based paint will take longer to dry and SMELLS.
Yet others have no dining space at all and dine in their kitchen.