Repurposed Apothecary Cabinet

July 31st, 2016 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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I found what I think is the perfect spot in my frontroom for this amazing piece!
Okay, this just made me laugh.  I thought it would give someone else a chuckle as well.  A church sign above a wine bad!
Im kind of a weird one in that when I go to to the liquor store, I look for the best looking wine bottles.  Who cares how they taste, as long as they look good!  I like that these have a contemporary look to them.  It adds a different element to all the rust and vintage.  
Ive started collecting vintage engraved silver pieces.  Only a few are actual trophies as they are getting harder to find and can be very expensive.  This is one of the few I have, but I think it makes a nice addition to this vignette
And any vignette is always better with plants!
These little cowboys have been in many a display in my house.  They seem to make the rounds.  Add another trouphy with a plant to them and wa-la!
A wine bottle fits perfect where the missing drawer was, so to make it more interesting a removed additional drawers.
And even some bottles if they are thin enough can actually fit inside the drawers.
With one of the drawers that was removed I added my wine glasses.  And what would a wine bar be without them?  Again, these glasses bring another contemporary element to all the rest of the vintage.   
You could have even labeled the drawers with the different kinds of wine located in them.  Unfortunately I dont have enough wine for this!  I better work on that...ha!
And so my little apothecary cabinet has found the perfect home!
I found what I think is the perfect spot in my frontroom for this amazing piece!

I found what I think is the perfect spot in my frontroom for this amazing piece!

I found this piece a while back with the intent of reselling it, but found I just couldn't part with it.  So I needed to make it useful!  My first thought was in my bathroom, but alas, it was too big.  With one drawer missing out of it, I also needed to find a clever way to make that not matter.  And with the wine theme abundant on JMS, that was the next thing that came to mind!  

Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette Lorsung of Cottage Elements
posted in: member junk, vintage, tabletop, metal, container, cottage, plant holder, vase, furniture, glass, organizer, whimsical, family room, white, black, dining room, contemporary, silver-metallic

Comments (6)

TinTinJunkFan writes: Wonderful piece and great job putting everything together! Looks great!
Posted: 9:12 am on June 25th
gadgetsponge writes: Fantastic job Lanette! What wine lover wouldn't extremely appreciate this ensemble! Way to go. Posted: 8:11 am on June 16th
The_paqrat writes: If I could have afforded it in the first place there is no way I could part with it after getting it home. I think it looks great. Posted: 7:58 pm on June 12th
Junkernier writes: I'd have a hard time parting with it too! It's awesome! Posted: 2:40 pm on June 11th
CottageElements writes: Thanks, Jim! Though I don't think Baptists use real wine when they do communion ;-) And after looking at my pictures, I finally found where those dang candles went to I've been looking for. Hahaha! Look at the picture of the wine in the drawer :-)


Lani Posted: 8:41 pm on June 10th
JunkArchitect writes: Hey, I've never seen them drink anything other than wine at it's appropriate. What an amazing piece and everything around it looks incredible too!


Posted: 6:14 am on June 10th
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