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!
Get more ideas for DIY dresser makeovers here.
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.
Supplies Used for the Navy Dresser with Textured Drawers
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- Texture Powder by Country Chic Paint
- Dark Roast and Peacoat by Country Chic Paint
- Painting Sponge by Country Chic Paint
- Varathane Polyurethane
- Large Stencil
- Flat Edged Tool
Prepping Dresser for Paint
As always, I started by prepping the piece (learn how to prep furniture for paint properly here) and filling the hardware holes, all of the dings, scratches, and hardware holes.
Then I drilled new holes for the new knobs. Here’s more about how to change hardware on a dresser.
Embossing Dresser Drawers
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.
Painting Dresser Navy Blue
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! Check out more tips on how to paint furniture without brush marks 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!
More Before And After Makeovers
Click any of these “before” photos below to view the “after” of that makeover.
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!
- Prep the dresser for paint, remove hardware and fill in the hardware holes, and all of the dings and scratches. Then drill new holes for new hardware.
- To emboss the dresser drawers, start by mixing up a batch of paint and texture powder with one-to-one ratio. Lay the stencil down and use a flat-edged tool to spread the texture powder all over.
- Once the texture is dry, apply a few coats of navy paint to the whole dresser.
- Distress the edges of the dresser and the texture on the drawerS with sandpaper.
- Then seal everything with a few coats of polyurethane.
- Attach new hardware!
More Textured Furniture Makeovers
- Embossing Furniture
- Shabby Chic End Tables With Raised Stenciling
- Raised Stencil
- How to Decoupage Furniture with Rice Paper
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