Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Vintage Apothecary Cabinet

Oh the stuff one finds in obscure places! 
My husband happened upon a burnt out house/yard that was destroyed by an illegal marij. grow house!!  Laying around the burnt out litter, was this little gem! 
 I have no idea how it got to be this color. I put it in the 80 year old range just from the way is was made. so I sanded the top and sides and applied some stain. c-below. 

I tried out some new milk paint colors, layered them, put some wood sealer on all the interior drawers and after the paint dried, I sanded and applied tung oil.
I thought it would be a cute thing to hang on the wall and fill the drawer
 with cute little plants!

looks cool in my garden too
I took pics w/this guy all over the house!

Um, note to self, dust off the piece before taking pics. 

Found these cute little African Violets in the teeniest containers!
                                    Do ya think I'm partial to the turquoise color family?? 

Still have the dresser I did 4 years ago! I kept it just because of the cool hardware!
I have never seen anything else like it since!
 The hardware is solid brass and shaped like geckos! 
            Don;t judge my dirty window. it's from the sprinklers! Now,,,,to keep or to sell????


  1. What an absultely adorable repurpose! I was expecting you to use it for storage but this is just perfect for springtime.

  2. Turned out gorgeous! I think blue sets off every other color just perfectly, especially green foliage and bright flowers (just about any color).

  3. Very cute and happy! Thanks for linking up to the Talk of the Town party.

  4. I LOVE this idea. Perfect for indside and outside. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Talk of the Town.

  5. I LOVE this idea. Perfect for indside and outside. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Talk of the Town.

  6. What a beauty it is now - you really did succeed at making it pretty again!

    Thanks for sharing it at Talk of the Town. I'm pinning in on the Knick of Time party board!

  7. wow! lucky you to find such a great piece (bad place) but good luck!

    I love the colors in your pictures, the plants look fabulous.

    thanks for sharing at Talk of the Town.


  8. what a great find love what you did to it thanks for sharing

  9. Love, love, love! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Anything Blue Friday party! Here is the link to this week's bash. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/04/anything-blue-friday-week-108.html Hope to see you again at the little, blue soiree! Have a lovely weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  10. Gorgeous ! I found an 8 drawer cabinet with little pottery drawers in a wooden frame and after reading your post I am thinking it might be an apothecary cabinet, much smaller than the wonderful one you have. I am writing a post in about a week about the one I found and if it is ok with you I am including a link back to your post with your wonderful blue apothecary cabinet.