Sometimes you just find the most fabulous piece of furniture, like this green chippy 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 cabinet 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, which 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.
Chippy Apothecary Cabinet
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 chippy apothecary cabinet 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 storage of nails, bolts, and more.
Chippy Apothecary Cabinet Drawer
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 chippy apothecary cabinet.
You may also enjoy the post, Terracotta Pots and an Apothecary Cabinet.
Since this original post, I’ve made many changes. See what’s in this space now on the post, Fabulous Vintage Hutch Makeover.
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Kathy A says
Oh, I love that cabinet! I would have it full of bits and bobs of craft supplies before you had it positioned exactly where you wanted it! That dummy drawer is perfect! And a lot of my glass instant coffee jars would have found their rightful place in the recycling bag! I used to love moving furniture with a reversed rug! That is such a great tip!
Thank you, Kathy. I’m so glad you enjoyed the apothecary! Isn’t she a beauty:)
Margie Clements says
I love it! And glad you lefted it as is! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much, Margie!!
Ann, it looks beautiful! Don’t you just love pieces like this!!! I can’t wait to see what you find next.
Thank you so much, Tammy!!
Well, i’m the same shade as your new find, green!!! How fantastic.
Eileen, you are so funny! I’m so glad you like it!!
Kim Waldorf says
This cabinet is perfectly vintage and you have it styled so pretty! I am glad you went back and picked up this piece. So great that they were able to get a drawer made for you.
Thank you so much, Kim. Me too!!
Marlene Stephenson says
Oh just what I have been looking for, lucky you so glad you have it and love the color.
Really Marlene? I’m happy I got it too and I think it will fit into other spaces well too! Thanks so much for dropping by today.
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
I love this cabinet so much, Ann! I wish I could find something similar for my office. The color is perfect too! I would love to share this in my weekly round-up blog post tomorrow.
Thank you so much, Kim. I’m so glad you like it. It would love to be featured in your weekly round-up:)
Michele M. says
What a fabulous find! SO happy that you made a perfect spot for it – and the service you received was so stellar.
Well done, Ann – looks incredible and so unique – love love love that color!
Thank you so much, Michele! You are so sweet.
Jennifer Howard says
I’m obsessed!! You are lucky I don’t know your exact address or you might wake up and find it rolling out the front door!!!!! I’m adding your link to my roundup this weekend. OOOH, that color is amazing!!
Aww Jennifer, thank you so kindly. I’m so glad you like my chippy green apothecary!!
[email protected] says
Oh my golly, all I can say is if you die before I do, please leave that to me in your will! LOL!
You’re so funny Cindy, but isn’t she so fun!
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I love “chippy” and the color is just great.
Wishing you a wonderful Spring
Welcome Diana, I’m so glad you are here my friend. Isn’t chippy the best:)