Dollar Store Apothecary Drawers

4 Materials
$10
1 Hour
Easy

This has to be one of my favorites! I’m so glad the Dollar Store started to carry wooden items. This is such a cute shelf for only $10.

What you’ll need to make this:

4 wood boxes

4 drawer pulls (Wish)

Fence board

Wood glue

To start with, I pulled out all of the drawers.

I then lined them up and glued all the sides together in a line.

Making sure they are all straight at the front and the top.

Then I added glue to the top of all the boxes and cut a piece of fence board to fit over it. All I had was the top that had the dog ears on one end so I did the same to the other end so it matched.

I then placed that on top.

And then I placed a couple of heavy items on top until it dried.

I then stained the fronts of the drawers with Provincial Stain by Minwax and screwed the drawer pulls on each drawer.

I put the drawers back in and then stained the top board.

I just love it! It’s so cute and can be used in the kitchen for tea bags or any little fun items. What do you think? See more on Gilbert marketplace on

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  • Laurie S
    on Jun 8, 2020

    I’ve never purchased anything from Wish. I’ve been afraid to since my son in law bought 3 tailored shirts and all fit with the exception of one thing....all the sleeves only came to his elbows!! 🤣🤣 Lol!!

    It was a shame because everything else about the shirts was spot on....except for those (almost cute...Lol!!) sleeves...(obviously we all still get a good laugh about it)

    So Shelly, have you ever had any issues like that crop up??

    Beautiful work and GREAT idea!! 💗💗

    • Sherylllynette
      on Aug 21, 2020

      Does he like short-sleeved shirts? He could just whack off the short part and hem the sleeve! 😛 or have a tailor do it fast.

  • Sandra Bratcher Salinas
    on Jun 14, 2020

    How did you cover the decorative holes ?

    • Willow Silverweaver
      on Jun 29, 2020

      I will definitely be trying this project! I have a ton of small wooden cutouts (flowers, hearts and whatnot) I'm going to try attaching a small drawer pull to the cutouts and glue them over the cutouts on the drawers.

  • Diane
    on Jul 19, 2020

    Did you turn them around? Where did the holes go??

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  • Judy Benner
    on Sep 2, 2020

    Went to dollar tree to find them and all they had were little like crates. I wonder how to find a dollar tree that has them. We are in Albuquerque NM by the way

  • Elle
    on Sep 28, 2020

    This is actually really cute, and super useful. I made a similar looking holder from a child’s jewelry box-found the instructions on Pinterest and the same kind of jewelry box on eBay for $6. But I need a little more storage for desk supplies. This would match. Plus, I can set my laptop up in it when I’m in Zoom meetings; we all know if the camera is eye-level or lower, you get the 2+ chin effect. This looks like it will give you a better angle! 😝

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