Sometimes you just find the most fabulous piece of furniture, like this chippy green apothecary cabinet I found in coastal Maine while antiquing. It was missing a drawer and I thought it was a bit pricey, however, I could not stop thinking about it!
This chippy apothecary was a bit on the small size for what I was looking for. So I passed on it and headed home to think it over.
As I sat in the sunroom of our Maine home, that I am currently redecorating, I was certain I could make this chippy apothecary cabinet fit into this room… I needed something that would easily fit between two swivel chairs and could serve as a small table space too.
I called The Americana Workshop back in Kennebunk Maine to see if the apothecary cabinet was still available, and asked for their best price since it was missing a drawer… They offered to make me a drawer and gave me a 15% off discount. I got in the car and headed right up. The shop took one drawer to duplicate and it will be ready for me to pick up in a couple of weeks!
A Moving Furniture Tip!
This apothecary was of a smaller size so it was very easily transportable. A girlfriend and I were able to get it out of the car and into our sunroom very easily!
Slide a rug under the heavier furniture pieces to slide across the floor easily.
I quickly added a few of my mother’s glass candlesticks and some pink carnations. It all looked so romantic together. The chippy green apothecary added so much charm to this space, and I can’t wait to decorate it in all sorts of ways!
Unfortunately, after bringing the apothecary home I had to head back to our place in Vermont.
Upon returning here to Maine, I thrifted a few silver pieces, picked up some pink tulips, and brought along an old photo of my father and me skiing over 50 years ago.
Thrifting with the Gals
If you enjoy thrifting and antiquing, I would love to invite you to join me over on Instagram. I join some of my best friends every Wednesday, where we share all our thrifting adventures along with tips and tricks. Then a round-up of the month’s finds decorated in our homes here on the blog.
You may also like this small DIY card catalog that I redesigned. A piece my father made. He used it on his workbench for storeage of nails, bolts, and more.
One early morning in March, I took a drive up the coast to pick up the custom drawer. It was a dummy drawer, which was fine. I nailed the old bracket to the front of the drawer. Then I simply glued the dummy drawer into the empty drawer space on the apothecary cabinet.
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