Friday, February 10, 2012

From Plastic to Fantastic with Furniture Wax...and a cabinet door repurposed

This entry isn't about a great piece of furniture, but I wanted to show you the magic that is Fiddes wax!

See these frames? They look plastic (though they are made of something a bit heavier) but have a great shape.
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With a little white paint and Fiddes wax in stripped pine, here's what they look like now! Aged to perfection
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I've had this cupboard/cabinet door in my garage for almost 2 years. I finished this sign yesterday for a friend but chickened out on giving it to her because it's super heavy and kind of big and I never want anyone to feel like they have to display something I give them. But I do think someone will like it....I love that quote!
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What are you transforming this weekend?

~Allison

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35 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oooh i really love that sign!!!! it is awesome!

Mrs.B said...

Oh MY! Your plastic does look fantastic! ;) and I love that sign. I have a cabinet door- actually two. My little ones kept sitting on them??? and they came off the hinges to their entertainemtn cabinet(it's a built in in their room).I was going to give it to Goodwill...no more!

Mrs.B said...

* um...that was "entertainment". WOW. ha

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Wow, amazing transformation!

Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked said...

I LOVE your frames that you did with the wax. Where do you buy it at? I love the effect it gives :) And your sign is way cute too, I'm obsessed with redoing cabinet doors!!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

Wow those frames look super high end now! Behold the power of wax!

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Wow! those turned out great!

Full Circle Creations said...

Love 'em!

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

those frames are so cool!! And the quote on the cabinet is wonderful! I would totally hang it up :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

You achieved such a great patina! Dark wax still gives me fits. And I love that quote!

Mary Ellen said...

Love the frame transformation! WOuld never guess they were plastic!

Elle and Lou said...

They looks so much better.
Lou

Craftygyrl said...

These are beautiful!

pinkertonjamesl said...

This one is really beautiful and wonderful cupboards creations.I really like this furnitures.

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Okio B Designs said...

Loving how you made over your frames! Can't wait to see what you add to them! Coming over from Between Naps on the Porch and your newest follower!

Jeanine

The Pinwheeler said...

we just got new cabinets. can't wait to repurpose our old ones! thanks for the idea!

Cindy said...

I love your frames! Such a great job!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Awesome frames and love the sign! Visiting from MET!! Drop by to see me sometime!!

Samantha said...

OH My! I love this project. I am pinning it! Please link up to my party- “Cowgirl Up!”. It is a linked linky, so when you post it on my site, your project will appear on 4 different blogs. I know everyone will love this! Thanks for sharing! http://www.craftytexasgirls.com/2012/02/cowgirl-up-2.html

Erin said...

Those kinds of frames are always stunning with some paint and antiquing! Beautiful!

And I love the sentiment of your sign--what a great saying!

Erin
(visiting from the Be Inspired party - link #21)

Donata @ DK's Craft Cafe said...

I love and want to try this!
Thanks for sharing.

chateau chic said...

Amazing how beautiful those frames turned out. Love, love, love the end result!
I'm your newest follower, Mary Alice

Rosie said...

Pretty. They don't look like the same frames.

Lauren @ Summit St Joy said...

I haven't tried furniture wax yet--- you'll have to post a tutorial sometime!!! :)
blessings,
lauren
www.SummitStreetJoy.com

Mrs. Crafty Pants said...

Gorgeous! Must try this wax!

Stacey said...

Hi Alison!
Love this project as well as everything else you do! Please come by and link some things up - I am hosting my first linky and would love to have someone there as talented as you!
Stacey of Embracing Change
http://stacey embracingchange.blogspot.com

Lorna said...

Love the transformation! They look great, nice job1

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love the finish on the frames, and the sign is pretty cool too.

lvroftiques said...

I LOVE the finish on those frames! Is Fiddes (SP?) wax different from others in some special way? I'm not a DIY'er so sorry if I sound dense. Oh and the sign is adorable too! Vanna/your newest follower

The mum of all trades said...

what a really useful post!

Ruth said...

I love how these frames turned out. I will have to find that wax. I have a few projects that it would look great on. Can you find it at Home Depot.
Ruth

marissa said...

looks great. I'm your newest linky follower I hope you'll stop by and do the same

marissa
http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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interesting post. Now you can use this directory of international manufacturers to promote plastic furnitures import & export business.

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