The Navy Dresser with Textured Drawers

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.

Get more ideas for DIY Dresser Makeovers here.

Serpentine dresser makeover before the makeover

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Navy blue dresser makeover- before.

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.

Embossed Drawers

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! Click here for more tips on how to get a brush-free finish!

Or if you want to use a sprayer, check out this Navy Blue Dresser that was sprayed with Peacoat!

Get more navy painted furniture ideas here.

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!

Navy Blue Dresser With Embossed Drawers

The Navy Dresser with Textured Drawers

The Navy Dresser with Textured Drawers

Add a pop of color to your home by painting your furniture navy and embossing. Here are the steps for this navy dresser with textured drawers.


  1. Prep the dresser for paint.
  2. Mix up a batch of paint and texture powder.
  3. Lay the stencil down and use a flat-edged tool to spread the texture powder all over.
  4. Once the texture is dry, apply a few coats of paint.
  5. Distress the edges of the dresser.
  6. Topcoat with waterbased polyurethane.

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Navy Blue Antique Serpentine Dresser with Embossed Drawers
Navy blue stenciled dresser with gold knobs

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!

Navy blue stenciled serpentine dresser with embossed drawers and gold knobs

More Textured Drawers

Here are a few more projects I have done with Texture Powder to create a pattern on the drawers. Enjoy! 

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  1. Anne Marie Deaville’s says:

    Hi, I love your amazing textured furniture. Where do I find a painting sponge and embossing powder?

    1. Hey! Check the post up above for links to the sponge and powder 🙂 Best of luck!

  2. This one sold a while ago. Sorry

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