Dollar Store Apothecary

 Apothecary seems to be pretty popular…have you noticed? I have started my collection (and when I say that it means I have 2 pieces) and have been searching for reasonably priced apothecary, but I haven’t had much luck.

My inspiration this week is actually from the CSI project.

I went to my nearby Dollar Tree and purchased 3 candle stick holders and 3 glass vases. After cleaning, scrubbing, and primering the candle stick holders, I spray painted them with Ivory by Rustolium. After they dried I rubbed on Dark Brown stencil paintcreme to make them look antique. A little bit of glue later, here they are…
I probably won’t leave them in my bathroom (haven’t even started renovating or decorating in there), but that is their home for now :) I have seen candles, nests, pine cones, flowers, shells, cupcakes, fruit, etc displayed in these…so they may be floating around my house depending on the holiday.
 
Total Cost = $6

I am linking up with:

The Pumpkin Patch 

The Shabby Chic Cottage 

PonyTails And FishScales

Room to Inspire

The CSI Project
The Shabby NestTatertots and Jello

Night Owl Crafting
Just a Girl Remodelaholic 

The DIY Show Off

Bargain Shopping Paradise 

Fireflies and Jellybeans 

The Thrifty Home 

Beyond The Picket Fence 

a little lovely

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Comments

  1. Found you at Just a Girl. I love these, and using them in the bath is brilliant.

  2. So cute! Great idea!

  3. If you can’t find ’em, fake ’em! Brilliantly done.

  4. Nice job! I like the paint treatment on the candlesticks.

  5. Very cute, thanks for such a great idea.

  6. Really cute! It’s amazing the things you can create with a few dollar store items!

  7. OOOh I love it. Of course I do ;-) Thanks for linking up!

  8. Genius!

  9. Brilliant!
    I am off to the dollar store~
    this is a friday’s favorite for sure :-)

  10. Brilliant!
    I am off to the dollar store~
    this is a friday’s favorite for sure :-)

  11. Pretty darn cool! Great idea and I love how it turned out!

  12. Pretty darn cool! Great idea and I love how it turned out!

  13. Hi KAra-

    I just love what can be made with dollar store stuff – a little imagination and some elbow grease and you have fabulous. I love the one with the q-tips the best.
    My best- Diane

  14. Looks great! Thanks for sharing at It’s Party Time Thursday@PonyTails&FishScales!

  15. Very cute – I think they look great in the bathroom! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired last week.

    Chelsea

  16. Very cute – I think they look great in the bathroom! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired last week.

    Chelsea

  17. I think these are aaaamazing!! I’m happy to be your newest follower too! I’d love for you to check out my blog and do the same! I can’t wait to see what else you have in store! Hugs!!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

  18. I think these are aaaamazing!! I’m happy to be your newest follower too! I’d love for you to check out my blog and do the same! I can’t wait to see what else you have in store! Hugs!!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

  19. Oh I’m so trying these. You are so creative!!!

  20. Super cute! Visit me at SSB sometime! Hope to see you soon!

  21. I featured you today!!! Loved this project and had to share it! Check out your feature below:

    http://appleseed-gifts.blogspot.com/2010/07/mine-for-making.html

    Feel free to snag my featured button! Hope to see you soon!

  22. I love this! Such a great idea! I found you blog on Appleseed Gifts. so inspiring

  23. This is great!! I love it!

  24. I Featured you! (I while ago, but i just found you again:P )

  25. I am all about thrifty decor :)

    If you get a chance, I’d love for you to link to this on Not “Baaad” Sundays with LambAround!

  26. SUPER CUTE! I found you on Totally Tutorials and what a great IDEA! Great little gift to for the upcoming holidays :)

  27. I did the same things with vases all the same size. I used mine for QTips, cotton balls and my makeup brushes and mascara! Love it! I loe how you painted them. I just kept mine glass. I got a few heavy glass ones that look amazing from a yard sale for $.25!

  28. this is great!!

  29. Such a great idea. I can’t share them on fb for some reason tho. And I didn’t find them on your fb page.

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