Annie Sloan project: a pretty little cabinet

shabby creek cottage

Welcome to Transformation Thursday! It’s the one day of the week we all get together to celebrate getting stuff done. No matter if you’ve been coming around for months (or years), or this is your very first transformation rodeo – everyone is welcome to link up your projects at the bottom of this post.


Last week I shared my pretty little cabinet with y’all. She’s a little rough, but after a day at the DIY spa, she’s better than new.

annie sloan chalk paint

I recently got a package from Michelle at Wonder Faux Studio. She sent me a can of a beautiful blue, Provence. After we chatted on the phone for quite a while, she gave me lots of great tips that I can’t wait to share next week, but for today I’m just going to share my Provence project.

blue chest after

Ain’t she pretty? All gussied up in Provence, it was the perfect choice. Have I told y’all how much I love this paint? No priming, no sanding – just let the magic happen.

etsy storage solution Lots o’ room for lots o’ runners… I love it when a plan comes together!
provence blue annie sloanJust a little distressing, nothing major. I actually let it sit painted a couple of days before attacking it. I always wait for the piece to “tell me” if it needs it or not.
annie sloan project 
I did leave the top alone… it was just too pretty to cover up. I did add on some new knobs from my favorite little local hardware store {Brink’s for my local peeps!} A pretty little project for a pretty little cabinet.

Shared here:


Sooooooo……. whatcha got? I wanna see – and so does everybody else! Please put your PERMALINK into the linky – and link back here so everyone can find all the great ideas. Please, please, PLEASE – pretty please DO NOT LINK TO A SHOP!!! Be sure to visit your neighbors and have fun – it is a party after all. *Please note: If you link up you are giving me permission to use your photos on my blog without contacting you (don’t worry, it’s only to show off your beautiful stuff!)* Welllllllll…………. Let’er rip, tater chip!

About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. your cabinet looks gorgeous..LOVE the colour!!
    thanks for hosting today.

  2. I LOVE it! So pretty!

  3. Thanks so much for hosting. Hugs, Marty

  4. Gina, I loved the little cabinet as it was, but it is gorgeous now. I miss it.
    Thanks for hosting today. 😎

  5. Am I the only ASCP virgin left?! Love that blue – I need to try it. Thanks for hosting another great party – linking my Dream Kitchen Reno tonight.

  6. Cool! Love that color! Thanks for hosting my friend!

  7. i really love that piece you did…gorgeous color and love that you left the top unpainted!

  8. Love that dresser in Provence. My fav ASCP, too! I’ve done several pieces in it, too! thanks for hosting the party!

  9. ahhh love the color!!!! =) So excited to join your party — It’s my first time linking up! <3 Thanks!

  10. Fabulous makeover! I love it! Thanks so much for hosting 🙂 xo K

  11. I love your cabinet and I love how you left the top natural. I’ve just started blogging so I hope to join your link parties again in the future. Thanks for providing such beautiful work…


  12. Great project Gina!

  13. Lovely result, Gina! I just bought some ASCP samples and want to try my hand! Thanks for hosting!…hugs…Debbie

  14. The table turned out beautiful, love the color! Thank you for hosting this linky party. I grabbed your button & posted it on my party page.

  15. Thanks so much for hosting the linky party! So glad I found you! I’m a new follower!!

  16. It’s beautiful!!

  17. Thanks for hosting. Love the colour.

  18. gorgeous chest – love it!

  19. Very pretty makeover, Gina. Thanks for hosting.

  20. Beautiful cabinet makeover Gina!! L.O.V.E that color of blue!!!
    I just linked up – thanks for hosting!!

    I am your newest follower – love your blog!

    Please stop by my blog sometime and say hello! I love visitors and comments!!

    Have a wonderful day!

    Heather @

  21. I am so jealous! I’m itching to get my hands on some Annie Sloan paint! This looks awesome!
    Thank you so much for hosting!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  22. Gorgeous chest of drawers! Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you’re having a great week.

  23. I love the color, thanks for hosting!

  24. Love it!! 🙂

  25. Wow! That’s gorgeous. It’s amazing what a coat of chalk paint can do. I’ve posted a link to my recent chalk paint makeover. I do love the paint. It’s perfect for me as I very much dislike sanding. Yuk! Hate it.

    Madison xxx

  26. Awesome, that Provence color is perfect. I love that you left the top…and that is has little touches of color in it. I, too, love when a plan comes together. 🙂

    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  27. LOVE IT!!! Absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for hosting, too!

  28. Thanks so much for hosting every week. Always love your parties.

  29. Good Morning! I made and tested my recipe for Cheap, Organic Facial Moisturizer that ends up only costing you $0.75 per 2.5 oz (standard facial moisturizer size)!
    Thanks for hosting the party once again. Have a great day!

  30. Thanks for hosting!! i am linking my repurposed entertainment center – took me a couple weeks but finally done! I really like the softness of the blue you chose with the white knobs and stained wood top on the furniture piece – so lovely.

  31. Thank you for hosting!


  32. Wow, your project turned out beautiful! What a cute piece! Thank you for hosting! Little Bit from

    p.s. I ‘liked’ you on FB to follow along, hope you’ll follow me too if you’re not already!

  33. love the chest color , I have never got any annie sloan paint and I know I would love it

  34. I can’t begin to describe the gasp that came out of my mouth when I saw that painted. It is simply beautiful! Jealous!

  35. Love, love the color you used! Simply gorgeous. Thanks for hosting! XO

  36. great choice of color!

  37. Gina, LOVE the shape and color of that cabinet!!! I’ve been playing around with some greek blue this morning myself (woo – it’s bright!) Anyway, thanks for hosting!!! ~Lori

  38. I love linking up here. Thank you for hosting! And that blue cabinet is to die for!!

  39. Thank so much for hosting. I love your chest! The color, the finish, everything. Great job!

  40. Echoing the above comments, I love that color! Thanks for hosting a great party, as always.

  41. Of course, I love it — it is one of my favorite colors. You did a beautiful job on this piece.

    Thanks for hosting.

  42. AH! That color is gorgeous!!!!! I love it! 🙂 I’m glad you left the top as is. It looks wonderful as a whole 🙂

  43. So pretty. Have you ever tried any of the homemade chalk paint recipes? If so, did you like them? Thanks in advance.

  44. This is AMAZING! I’m totally drooling over the top and that you found something that beautifully junky!

  45. That looks amazing! Love that blue. I’m trying to decide between the robins egg blue and this one for a project I have in mind.

  46. Gina, your piece looks incredible! We are considering painting our kitchen cabinets in Provence. Wondering if you used straight Provence or did you add Old White. Also, wondering if you used dark wax. Thanks for your blog!

  47. Incredible! Can you please tell me… did you use straight Provence or did you mix it with old white?

  48. Could you explain how you distressed the dresser? I want to paint mine just like this, It’s Beautiful!!

    • Gina Luker says:

      I just took a sanding sponge and lightly hit all the edges a bit, then just a couple of passes over the flat spots. I didn’t want a ton of distressing, just enough to give it a little character.

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