How to Make Your Own Apothecary Cubby
I have this old apothecary cabinet that I inherited from my grandmother.
I LOVE this piece and will never part with it; however, I do want to use my
Wise Owl Hemp Seed Oil to give the wood some new life. At any rate, this piece gave me some inspiration for this little piece I transformed.
I found this cubby cabinet in a very raw state.
I think I found this at Ikea, but I'm sure there are similar ones at Michael's or Hobby Lobby. I sanded it all down to make it smooth and painted the outside of the cabinet and the small pieces between the drawers with Wise Owl Black. I was able to cover it all with one coat and then sealed with Polyvine Dead Flat wax varnish.
For the drawers, I used a prestain since I knew this would wouldn't cover very evenly with the stain.
I used Minwax Jacobean on all sides of the drawers ~ on the insides too. I applied it and let it sit for just a little bit and wiped the excess off.
I used my Wise Owl Lemongrass Wax Stick to add some wax just around the edges to give it a worn/ aged look. These sticks are so easy to work with, they wind up for convenience, and you can either apply straight from the stick, or use a rag and get some on the rag and wipe on your piece. Just be sure to buff it.
I found the drawer pulls on D.Lawless Hardware. They have different options in finish, but I went with the black to stick with my industrial feel. Because the wood is so thin, I couldn't use screws to attach, so I used some epoxy my husband brought home from his work. You could also use E6000. I added a little piece of laminated burlap for the tag and that's it!! Easy Peazy!!
Thanks for looking - now, go be creative!! :)
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Published February 25th, 2017 3:36 AM
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Wendy Kelly Cairns on Apr 13, 2017This is a really lovely wee cubby.Given me a right good idea for use in the kitchen to keep little spice jars and spice packets in. Would sit great on top of either the fridge/freezer or chest freezer. Save space on the counter tops.Thank you so much. Wendy.xx. 😉😉