Klein Blue Cabinet with Arrow Handles

Date
Feb, 25, 2015
Klein Blue Cabinet with Arrow Handles

I can’t hide my excitement about this one you guys! I think it’s my favorite piece to date. General Finishes sent me some samples of their paint a while back and I finally got around to using this gorgeous color; Klein Blue. I’d seen it used before and liked it but was just waiting for the right piece of furniture to come along. It’s definitely bold. And I love it 🙂

KLEIN BLUE CABINET WITH ARROW HANDLES

Klein Blue Cabinet

It came at the perfect time too, because General Finishes is holding their annual contest right now. Submissions are open through March 14 and then they will open voting up online!  

I’d love for this piece to get some love from you guys 😉 And if you have anything you’ve created using their products be sure to submit it!

Ok so I picked this piece up from one of my go to spots here and of course it was hidden behind all sorts of junk. The owner probably hates me. I feel like every time I go there he has to move tons of stuff to get to what I want. Luckily I usually end up buying it, so he can’t hate me too much 🙂

Blue Cabinet Makeover

It was in pretty decent shape, so I started by wiping it down to clean off all the dirt and dust, followed by a light sanding. I painted it with 3 coats of Klein Blue and sealed it using GF Performance Top Coat in Satin.

Those panels on the front were just begging for some special attention so I wanted to highlight them using some fabric. I had some left over from this buffet makeover and loved the way it paired with the color and the arrow handles. You might have seen a little sneak peek if you follow me on insta!

Fabric Details on Blue Cabinet

I thought I was going to want to border the fabric with something, like some gold trim of some sort, but it just wasn’t looking right so I left it as is. In order to cut the correct size piece of fabric, I cut out a piece of card stock first and used that as a template. (Sorry I don’t have more process pics!) I used Mod Podge to apply it and made sure to do a coat on top of the fabric to seal it up.

There is also a shelf inside that I covered with the fabric as well.

Fabric Printed Inside

Now, can we talk about my love affair with these arrows?? I remember seeing a fellow blogger post about them a little while ago.  But unfortunately they weren’t in my Hobby Lobby yet. And then they were. And I bought them all. Which was only 3. But still, I knew I would use them and couldn’t risk them being sold out when I actually knew what I was going to use them on. Luckily it was a day when the hardware was 50% off because these bad boys are $9.99.

Gold Arrow Handles

Aren’t they beautiful?! Let’s just take a moment to stare…

I knew they would be just perfect for this piece and love how well they complete this look.

I’m already thinking about where I can use them next hehe.

Time for some beauty shots!

Klein Blue Cabinet

Blue Cabinet Makeover

Blue and Gold Cabinet

Blue and Fabric Cabinet

Doesn’t this color just make you happy? I know it brings a smile to my face 🙂

I hope this guy can find a good home where it’s bright and bold color is appreciated.

Do colors like this scare you? Have you ever painted something in a really bold color?

Have a fabulous day everyone!

Klein Blue Cabinet with Arrow Handles

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79 Comments

  1. Reply

    Lindsay @ The DIY Mommy

    December 1, 2016

    Oh how I just love this piece and the bright pop of colour. What a statement !!

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      brepurposed

      December 3, 2016

      Thanks so much Lindsay!! It was a fun one to work on!

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    Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse

    March 17, 2015

    Bre! I’m in love with this piece! Gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at The Round-Up from the Before & After Wednesday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/03/the-round-up-from-before-after-wednesday.html Hope to see you again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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      brepurposed

      March 17, 2015

      Aw yay thank you so much Kathryn!! Have a great night!

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    Rebecca Ratzlaff

    March 11, 2015

    Wow, that is the most beautiful piece of furniture! I love bold pieces like this! I especially think it’s cool that you lined the inside shelf. This inspires me to repaint and fix up an old cabinet I have. Thanks for the great post and project!

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    Cynthia - Clockwork Interiors

    March 10, 2015

    What a fun piece! Love it! And lucky you–the arrows are always out-of-stock at our Hobby Lobby. Nice to see them used 😀

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 10, 2015

      Thank you so much! And same here! I had to go back a couple times to finally get them 😉

  5. Reply

    Christina @ Operation Home

    March 10, 2015

    OMG! LOVE IT!!!! Everything about it! The color, fabric, handles! And also, that gold fan on top is pretty awesome. Well done, lady! 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 10, 2015

      Thank you!! I literally just sold it and I have to say I was kind of sad to see it go!

  6. Reply

    Marigene

    March 7, 2015

    What an awesome piece of furniture…it does make me smile!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 9, 2015

      Thank you Marigene!

  7. Reply

    Belinda Skellern

    March 6, 2015

    Looks fantastic! I love the colour.

  8. Reply

    Belinda Skellern

    March 6, 2015

    Looks fantastic! Love the colour.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 9, 2015

      thank you so much, Belinda!

  9. Reply

    Kathy

    March 5, 2015

    Well Bre, I love everything you do!! This cabinet is just stunning. Thanks so much for sharing it at THe Creative Circle. Can’t wait to see more.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 5, 2015

      Aw thank you so much Kathy!! Have a great night!

  10. Reply

    Jessy @ The Life Jolie

    March 4, 2015

    Awesome project- you did a great job. I love everything about this! The handles are especially genius! Thanks for sharing!

    I stopped by from Hit Me with Your Best Shot.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 4, 2015

      Thank you so much Jessy! So glad you stopped by 🙂

  11. Reply

    Diana

    March 3, 2015

    Ps, found that the contest was linked! I tried to click on the General Finish! Also, would it be okay to share your piece and link back in my Friday Faves link up this week? Thanks!

  12. Reply

    Diana

    March 3, 2015

    Where do we go to vote because you should win!! I am so in love with this piece, the color, the fabric, the arrows…love!! I love bold color, and really want to paint my China cabinet…now I just have to convince my husband!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 4, 2015

      Hi Diana! Thank you so much! Good luck convincing the hubby 😉 And the contest isn’t open for voting yet but I’ll be sure to post about it when it does! Go right ahead and include this in your Friday Faves! XO

  13. Reply

    Desiree @The36thAvenue

    March 2, 2015

    I love it all! Featuring you this Wednesday! Thank you for partying with us!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 2, 2015

      Aw thank you so much Desiree! Have a great night 🙂

  14. Reply

    Amanda

    March 1, 2015

    Beautiful! I’m always afraid to go bold, but seeing this makes me kinda want to try!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 2, 2015

      Thank you so much! And you definitely should, it’s so fun to play with bold colors 🙂

  15. Reply

    Alyssa

    February 28, 2015

    Oh my that is so beautiful! Thanks for linking up at the Home Matters Linky Party. #homematterparty

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 28, 2015

      Thank you so much!!

  16. Reply

    Michelle

    February 27, 2015

    Love it! I used the same handles for my desk makeover! They’re so cute!
    http://Www.Asplashofcharm.com/?p=304

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 28, 2015

      Thank you Michelle! Your desk is so cute! I hope you got those babies when they were half off! Have a great weekend 🙂

  17. Reply

    Christine from So Domestically Challenged

    February 27, 2015

    Wow! I love that gorgeous color! And those arrow handles are the cutest! I never would have seen so much potential in how that started.

    Great job!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 28, 2015

      Thank you so much, Christine!

  18. Reply

    Beth H

    February 27, 2015

    This is my fave color from them. It suits this piece to a tee!! Love the extras you did as well!

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      brepurposed

      February 28, 2015

      It’s such a pretty color, I know I’ll be using it again! Thanks Beth!

  19. Reply

    Cat @ therusticwillow

    February 27, 2015

    Bre! I’m obsessed. That color is stunning and those arrows?! Swoon. I’ve included it in my “Links I love” for this week: http://therusticwillow.com/links-love-2272015/

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 28, 2015

      Ah thanks Cat! I’m kinda obsessed too! And thanks again for including it in your round-up! Hope you have a great weekend!

  20. Reply

    Marianne Hölscher

    February 27, 2015

    Love the fabric!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 28, 2015

      Thank you!!

  21. Reply

    Marilyn Wann

    February 27, 2015

    http://www.artgalleryartist.com/Yves-Klein/

  22. Reply

    Marilyn Wann

    February 27, 2015

    This is why it’s called Klein blue. When I was in my early 20s, and learned about art, I said, “Art is a woman with no clothes on.” I’m a feminist.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 28, 2015

      Thanks for sharing!

  23. Reply

    Pam@over50feeling40

    February 26, 2015

    This looks great and you selected colors I normally would not look at…but it looks so good. Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop! Please stop by to enter the very special giveaway on http://www.over50feeling40.com

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 28, 2015

      Thank you so much Pam! I will definitely come enter your giveaway, have a great weekend!

  24. Reply

    Laura

    February 26, 2015

    That blue is amazing and such a statement. I love it and the hardware is just too cute for words. Bright and beautiful.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 28, 2015

      Thank you so much Laura!

  25. Reply

    Gilly @Colour Saturated Life

    February 25, 2015

    You had me at arrow……oh my! Love!

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      brepurposed

      February 28, 2015

      haha, arrows make everything better 🙂 Thanks Gilly!

  26. Reply

    Amy | Canary Street Crafts

    February 25, 2015

    So gorgeous and I love the arrows and fabric! I love that you’re not afraid to go bold and the results are always perfection.

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      brepurposed

      February 28, 2015

      Aw thank you my friend! This was definitely a bold one!

  27. Reply

    Havok

    February 25, 2015

    Love the arrows! And the patterned shelf inside!
    And that color is so bright and cheerful! Love it!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 28, 2015

      Thank you Havok!! It definitely brings a smile to my face every time I look at it!

  28. Reply

    Sherry Fram

    February 25, 2015

    Love, love the color!! The fabric and arrow handles are perfect!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 28, 2015

      Thank you so much, Sherry!!

  29. Reply

    marie@interiorfrugalista.com

    February 25, 2015

    That is stunning Bre. Those arrow handles add such a statement to this piece and work so well with the fabric. I wish we had a Hobby Lobby over here. I’m still blown away by the fact that you’re doing these pieces on an apartment balcony. You rock!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 28, 2015

      Thank you Marie! And bummer that you don’t have a Hobby Lobby, I don’t know what I would do without them!

  30. Reply

    Kristi

    February 25, 2015

    That colour … AHHHHMAZING! And those little arrows are SO much fun! LOVE how this turned out Bre!!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 28, 2015

      Thank you Kristi!! It’s definitely bold!

  31. Reply

    Lindsay Eidahl

    February 25, 2015

    Great color! It really pops and I LOVE the handles! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

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      brepurposed

      February 28, 2015

      Thank you Lindsay! I want to use those handles on everything! 😉

  32. Reply

    Lauren

    February 25, 2015

    Woah! I love it, Bre! So energetic and fun! It would definitely make any room come to life.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 28, 2015

      Thank you so much, Lauren!!

  33. Reply

    Katie @ Little House of Four

    February 25, 2015

    Wow, this turned out beautifully! I LOVE those arrow handles and the fun bright blue paint! I may have to make a trip to Hobby Lobby now 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 28, 2015

      Thank you Katie!! They’re definitely worth the trip! I want to buy them all 🙂

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