Apothecary Cabinet

I have the privilege of being a Lowes Creative Ideas Blog team member. As a member, each month Lowes Creative Ideas issues our team a themed-project to create and share with our readers.  This month the theme was wide open.  We were able to create anything we wanted to for our project!  So of course I was super excited.  It seems like I have a list a mile long for a bunch of projects I would love to create.  Since I am STILL working on the finishing touches on my office (which is taking forever!!) I knew I would use this opportunity to make the Apothecary Cabinet I had been needing.


I had this unused space in the corner of my office that NEEDED something but I was having a difficult time finding the perfect piece of furniture that fit the space perfectly.  I needed something fairly narrow so that it didn’t block the doorway (which leads to the kitchen on your right and the other doorway which leads to our living room on the left.  But, I wanted to be able to put something that added some color and functionality.

I have been loving Apothecary Cabinets but they are hard to find, the wrong size, or super expensive.  So what is a girl to do?  Make her own of course!  I found an awesome tutorial for building this Apothecary Cabinet from none other than Ana White.  Of Course!  I LOVE her plans!  We made a few changes to her plan because we had some specific needs and I will share those in a later post.

Back in September I shared with you on Instagram(@theidearoom) and Facebook a few sneak peaks of some wood that I was staining.  This is the project I was working on!  I LOVE the color of stain I ended up going with.  I still need to add the polyurethane coating to the top and am planning on getting to that this weekend.

I now have the perfect spot for my Silhouette CAMEO and supplies.  I LOVE that I can use it right where it sits and set my computer up on top.  It is so nice to have it hidden away and off of my desktop.  We also chose not to put a back on the Apothecary Cabinet so that we would have easy access to the computer cords and electrical outlet which was so conveniently behind the cabinet.

And, if you didn’t notice, the outside of the cabinet makes it appear as if there are a bunch of drawers.  I would HAVE LOVED to have a REAL apothecary cabinet, but making all the drawers and the functionality would not provide me with what I needed.  So I LOVED that Ana’s plans were for a faux drawer front that were actually cabinet doors.  Thanks Ana!

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