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Navy Blue Dresser Makeover For Under $50

Modern Coastal Dresser Makeover in Navy Blue-Sherwin Williams Naval

When I was asked to be a part of Beth’s Thrifty for Under $50 blog hop I was thrilled! Who doesn’t love a good challenge and an excuse to save some money? I know I do! Since I was in the middle of Jack’s Modern Coastal Room Makeover I thought why not paint the dresser I bought for him at a steal and go bold by painting it navy blue.

If you are coming from Nest of Posies, welcome! Let me start by saying I like painting furniture, you can find old pieces anywhere from garage sales & thrift stores to Craigslist for cheap. And usually, they are made way better than new. This one below I found at a yard sale for just $10, the highboy Shane has in his room, also $10. They both were made from the Vermont Maple Furniture Company and still have the original sticker inside {so cool}. They also have all of the SS numbers of everyone in their family written on an inside draw, along with each of their names. I treasure these little bits of history that are left behind with vintage items.

Dresser Before

What you will need if you would like to paint a dresser…..

sand paper {I use fine}

sand paper box {it’s just easier}

wood filler {optional, if needed}

tacky cloth

spray cleaner

small paint brush

paint roller

paint- 1 qt {I used Sherwin Williams Emerald in Naval}

new hardware


How to paint your dresser…

1.take all of the hardware off

2.wipe it down with Windex or a spray cleaner

3.once dry sand your piece, rough it up a bit

4.use your tacky cloth to wipe off the remaining dust

5.wipe down again with a wet cloth & let dry

6.roll on your paint, use small brush to get into tight spots

7.repeat 2-3 times

8. let dry over night and put on your hardware.

Sherwin Williams Naval

Sherwin Williams Naval

Streamline Knob Anthropologie

Streamline Knob Anthropologie

Modern Coastal Room -Navy Blue Painted Boy's Dresser

DIY Modern Coastal Art{from an iphone picture}

Jack's Modern Coastal Bedroom & Painted Dresser

Naval Blue Dresser -Modern Coastal-Anthropologie Hardware

Navy Blue Dresser Makeover Perfect for a Little Boy-Sherwin Williams Naval

Thrifty Under $50 hop button


Up next tomorrow is In My Own Style, enjoy! Jack’s FULL reveal is next week, so be sure to check back.

Here is the FULL lineup for the week:


Home Stories A to Z
Design Dining Diapers
Finding Silver Pennies
Anderson + Grant

City Farmhouse
In My Own Style
Sand & Sisal
Julie Blanner
Fox Hollow Cottage
 Have a beautiful day!

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  1. This looks great, Jen, and I love the navy blue! Perfect for a little boy’s room! And it’s great when you can find inexpensive furniture for boys’ rooms because it’s going to get some ‘binks’!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

    1. Oh yes, that is for sure Lynda! I have my can of touch up paint standing by, lol. Thank you, have a great day! Jen

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    1. Thank you Jamie, yeah they were love at first sight, lol. Have a great day! Loved your project too! Jen

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