DIY Apothecary Cabinet

Not long ago, I featured a china cabinet makeover from High Style Restyle.  Well, that was only one of several projects that Amy and her dad have been making from pieces of the china cabinet he found on the roadside.  Today, I’m sharing another one: their new apothecary-style cabinet.


To transform this dated cabinet base into an uber-stylish apothecary cart, they started by removing the original doors and drawer fronts, setting them aside to use for a future project.  To achieve the look of multiple small drawers, they made new cabinet doors from solid pieces of wood, then routed a grid pattern on the face of each one.  The cabinet got a new top and was painted a subtle gray with milk paint, giving it a vintage feel.  The finishing touches were labeled pulls on the “drawer” fronts, and a set of caster wheels.  Gorgeous!


There’s lots more to learn about the transformation of this cabinet at High Style Restyle.

70’s Dresser Becomes Media Console

Jaye from Just Tryin’ to Make Cents of It All tells us, “We needed a TV Console for our new TV and I just knew I could find something at my favorite thrift store.”  She found a heavy-duty dresser (circa 1970)that probably came as a matching set with a groovy waterbed.

Just Trying to Make Cents media console before

Luckily, Jaye was able to see past the ugly stains and funky smell and re-imagine this sturdy piece as a media center.  Along with sanding, she made some changes like switching out the scrolled bottom for solid trim and removing the little wing walls on the sides.  Then, Jaye stained the top with dark walnut and painted the bottom a pretty blue.  Now the cool details of this piece–like those apothecary jars!–really shine.  It’s a perfect spot to park the TV and store all kinds of media gadgets.

Just Trying to Make Cents media console after

You can read more about how Jaye completed this makeover at Just Tryin’ to Make Cents of It All.