Remember the blog post on the custom apothecary hutch I designed about a month ago? I sent the design to my cabinet guy, and it turns out it was going to be very expensive to build, so I ended up going another route. Instead, I purchased a ready-made cabinet and modified it to create a moody apothecary hutch that was more in line with my original design (at a fraction of the cost).
I got the glass-door cabinet with three drawers from IKEA. Andy put it together for me and added the strip lighting. I painted it Farrow & Ball Off Black No. 57 and swapped out the cabinet hardware. The knobs that it came with were chunky black knobs that I didn’t like, so I replaced them with more delicate antique brass knobs. I love the contrast of the chalky black paint with the antique brass knobs! It’s exactly the look that I wanted and the perfect place to store apothecary items.
I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m creating my own line of apothecary products that are going to be made in the mountains of Utah. I’ve started adding a few things to the hutch, but it’s eventually going to be filled with books, candles, oils, incenses, herbs, soaps, balms, and salves. Some of the products will be available for purchase on Birdie’s Hallowe’en once the Season of Ghosts ends on October 21.
Finally, you’ll notice that adorable blue and white teacup featuring the Old North Church. It’s part of the Liberty Blue Historic Colonial Scenes made in England in 1975. I found it in that thrift store in Bountiful when I got our used table. There was only one and I couldn’t resist it! It’s got a place of prominence in the apothecary hutch!!
Until next time, thanks for stopping by!
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