I went to visit a friend who had moved in to a little lake front cottage. She asked me to help turn her little place look for happy and beachy as it was pretty dark and gloomy with the paneled walls and dark kitchen cabinets. She wanted the kitchen a turquoise color so I painted it with Annie Sloan chalk paint in Provence. The one dark paneled wall I brightened up for her by giving it a white washed beachy look with Annie Sloan pure white. The technique was brushing it on in sections and then wiping it with a damp cloth. She loves how it all turned out. Here are the before and after photos.