This navy blue hallway bench was transformed with Peacoat and Black Wax by Samantha from Built N’ Burnt! Check out her story below to learn all about the transformation process.


Hey friends! Today I want to share this hallway bench project I did using Country Chic Paint’s All-In-One Paint. I have noticed that so many people I know have this exact bench, or one very similar to it. My hubby had this handed down to him a few years ago and it’s been in his family for years. I wanted to share just how easy this transformation was!

DIY navy blue Hallway Bench painted with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

For this project I decided to use the color, Peacoat (I absolutely adore this rich, navy blue) and some Black Wax. We have a lot of blue accents in our home and Peacoat is the perfect pair.

DIY navy blue Hallway Bench painted with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

I started cleaning my bench and removing the hardware. There was so much sand inside the bench from our shoes! I vacuumed it all out and wiped the bench down with a damp cloth. As I’ve used Country Chic Paint before, I knew it wasn’t necessary to sand this particular piece. That’s something I love about this paint! It has amazing coverage, leaving you with less prep work to do before you get started. Who doesn’t love that?

DIY navy blue Hallway Bench painted with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

I applied ONE full coat of paint to my bench and let it dry 24 hours before applying Black Wax on the bench seat only as I wanted it to be a bit darker then the rest of the piece. It’s hard to believe I only needed one coat of paint to get such amazing coverage!

DIY navy blue Hallway Bench painted with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

DIY navy blue Hallway Bench painted with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

I put the bench in our front hallway and felt like it was missing something. Then I remembered the china cabinet I had recently painted in Peacoat. I decided I liked the look of it better without the door, so I thought it would be the perfect piece to hang above the bench as some wall art. To give it a more rustic look, I lightly distressed it with a sanding block and added chicken wire to the back with a few staples.

DIY navy blue Hallway Bench painted with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

DIY navy blue Hallway Bench painted with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

I might be obsessed with Peacoat.

DIY navy blue Hallway Bench painted with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

DIY navy blue Hallway Bench painted with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

To see more pieces of furniture painted in the color, Peacoat, click here.

Leave a comment below to tell us what you think of this antiqued china cabinet!


Samantha {Built N’ Burnt}

Hey! I’m Samantha and I am a 26 year old small town girl with 3 large fur babies. I have a passion for bringing “junk” back to life, and I love helping to try and keep things out of a landfill! Everything has the potential to be up-cycled and given a new purpose. I love taking on new projects and trying out different techniques. By day I’m a licensed esthetician who makes other women beautiful and in the evening I’m in the shop getting my hands dirty. I’ve always strayed away from the beaten path and tried to put my own personality into all that I do and create – building something from nothing.

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