This eye-catching dresser by Natalie from A Ray of Sunlight has elements to suit every style of decor! She used Dark Roast mixed with Texture Powder topped with Peacoat to create this piece that we’re sure you’re going to fall head over heels for!

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Who else is loving the navy blue rage?! I know I am and Peacoat 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. Cue Country Chic Paint’s Texture Powder!

The Peacoat Dresser with Textured Drawers #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #textured #navy #dresser #serpentine #stencil #blue #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

As always, I started by prepping the piece by filling in all of the chips and scratches and then lightly sanding everything down. After all the gunk was wiped off it was ready for a transformation.

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 Furniture and Home Decor Paint until it was a smooth peanut butter consistency. This was about a one to one ratio.

The Peacoat Dresser with Textured Drawers #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #textured #navy #dresser #serpentine #stencil #blue #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

The Peacoat Dresser with Textured Drawers #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #textured #navy #dresser #serpentine #stencil #blue #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

I centered the stencil on the drawer and taped it down, then 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. Since the stencil wasn’t long enough to cover the whole width of the long drawers, I waited for the texture to dry before moving the stencil over to the next part of the drawer that needed texture.

After all the texture was dry I painted on a few coats of Peacoat Furniture and Home Decor 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!

The Peacoat Dresser with Textured Drawers #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #textured #navy #dresser #serpentine #stencil #blue #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

For the finishing touch I distressed the edges of the dresser and the texture on the drawer with 220 grit sandpaper and then sealed everything with a few coats of poly.

The Peacoat Dresser with Textured Drawers #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #textured #navy #dresser #serpentine #stencil #blue #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

The Peacoat Dresser with Textured Drawers #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #textured #navy #dresser #serpentine #stencil #blue #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

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!




Natalie {A Ray of Sunlight}

Hello! My name is Natalie, and I am the owner and creative mind behind A Ray of Sunlight. I have always loved anything to do with crafts, so it only seemed right when I started my career in painting and refinishing furniture. Growing up my parents taught me many things including how to re-purpose and reuse what we already had. They taught me how to create, imagine the possibilities and transform things with a bit of work and paint (or no paint for my natural wood loving dad). I wanted a career that would enable me stay home with my baby girl, and furniture does just that. I hope to inspire those who are looking for fresh decor, but don’t want to pay a pretty penny for the cheaply made furniture at stores. Thank you for following along on my adventures of up-cycling and bringing light back to old outdated pieces.

Make sure to follow Natalie on her blog, A Ray of Sunlight. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!