Embossed wallpaper has such a.rich and fancy look that I love, I am a huge fan of regular wallpaper pasted on lots of things, including furniture, but were I to do dresser drawers like these, embossed would be my definite first choice.
diy chalk paint adheres really well use plain interior paint mixed with Plaster of Paris mix 5 tablespoons of Plaster of Paris with 2 cups paint and 2 tablespoons of water. combine and stir well. ok if lumpy, Once you brush it on, it evens out.
Gel stain allows you to make any painted surface (wood, laminate, metal) look like dark stained wood as long as you know the right process. I love to restore furniture and give it a new life. These end tables had water damage and a horrible orange stain