DIY Apothecary Cabinet
If you love the look of vintage apothecary cabinets but not the price tag, here’s how you can make your own DIY apothecary cabinet.
Vintage apothecary cabinets are a hot collectible for farmhouse and flea market enthusiasts. The problem with popular collectibles, however, is that the demand always increases the prices. “Everything I found cost way more than I was willing to spend,” says blogger Andi Chow of The Simply Distressed. “So we came up with our own solution: Make one ourselves.” Here are the steps you can use to recreate her vintage look without the price tag of an authentic collectible.
What You’ll Need:
- Ikea dresser (Andi used the Tarva Dresser)
- 5-mm plywood, enough to cover the drawer fronts
- Measuring tape and pencil
- Table or miter saw
- Wood glue
- ¾” and 1 ¼” brad nails
- Optional: 1″ x 16″ wood piece for new dresser top
- 1″ x 2″ trim piece for around the dresser
- Baseboard trim piece for around the dresser bottom
- Optional: scrap piece for securing baseboard trim
- Paint and stain of choice
- Paint brush
- Drawer pulls of choice
- Electric drill
What You’ll Do:
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Hi! I am Andi of The Simply Distressed. I am a mom to two girls, a baby boy and two fur babies. Since having our oldest daughter, I have worked from home as an online high school math teacher. I have always had a love for distressed furniture, taking something old/new and transforming it to my liking. But ever since purchasing our first house and working from home, my love for home projects has grown. I am married to my best friend, who is used to coming home to a different house than he left. I love anything from easy and inexpensive DIY projects to tackling a major renovation…and all the failures and learning lessons along the way.