Navy blue painted furniture is all the rage! It’s a sophisticated color, but it can also be a pop of color in your home. Add embossing to the drawers and you’ve got a navy dresser with textured drawers!
Who else is loving the navy blue rage?! I know I am! And Peacoat from Country Chic Paint is just the perfect blue!
We found this dresser with quite a few chips on the drawer fronts and wanted to add some texture to help cover up the imperfections.
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For this project I used:
Prepping the Dresser for Paint
As always, I started by prepping the piece (click here to see how to properly prep furniture for paint) and filling the hardware holes, all of the dings, scratches and hardware holes. Then I drilled new holes for the new knobs.
I grabbed a large stencil that would cover the height of each of the drawers and mixed up a batch of Texture Powder with Dark Roast Paint. This was about a one-to-one ratio.
I laid the stencil down and used a flat-edged tool (an old credit card would work great too!) to spread the texture powder all over the stencil.
I made sure to use pressure and gently scrape the texture powder off for a thin even layer.
The Navy Dresser
After all the texture was dry I painted on a few coats of Peacoat Paint with my new found favorite paint applicator, the Painting Sponge!
If you’re like me and hate brush marks on your pieces, and you’re not able to spray with a paint sprayer, this is the way to go!
The Painting Sponge makes the paint go on in thin layers, which is better for adhesion and creates a brush-free finish.
It definitely takes a few more coats than a brush, but it’s so worth it to get a brush-free finish!
For the finishing touch, I distressed the edges of the dresser and the texture on the drawer with sandpaper and then sealed everything with a few coats of poly.
Learn ALL of my tips and tricks on How to Spray Polyurethane here!
I’m in love with this transformation and can’t wait to bust out the texture powder again soon!
If you haven’t tried Texture Powder or the Painting Sponge I highly recommend both!
The Texture Powder completely transforms a piece and helps hide imperfections and the Painting Sponge does an amazing job at creating a professional finish!
More Textured Drawers
Here are a few more projects I have done with Texture Powder to create a pattern on the drawers. Enjoy!