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Giant Apothecary Cabinet – Part 5 of 5

Finally – I’m back with the last installment of my apothecary cabinet.  My sincere apologies for it taking so long but as I’ve mentioned in previous posts (ad nauseam) I broke my left shoulder and while I could do some work other tasks were simply out of reach, literally. But hopefully your patience is about… Continue reading Giant Apothecary Cabinet – Part 5 of 5

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Giant Apothecary Cabinet – Part 4 of 5

Oh My Gosh – this thing really looks big now that all the sections are glued together.  I always have problems with this part, I know what the final measurements will be but somehow I can never truly translate that in my imagination as to how it will really look when it’s “made”.  So, as… Continue reading Giant Apothecary Cabinet – Part 4 of 5

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Giant Apothecary Cabinet – Part 3 of 5

Okay, we’re rolling now!  So I’ve trimmed all the boards I needed to, I’ve checked that all eight units fit together properly and I’ve taken everything back apart and am ready to paint. Since this is going to be such a large project, and I frequently use black acrylic paint in my crafting, I decided… Continue reading Giant Apothecary Cabinet – Part 3 of 5

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Giant Apothecary Cabinet – Part 2 of 5

So as you can see above, I actually started on my Giant Apothecary way back on December 10, 2016.  I started out slowly on this project as I was still getting Christmas orders into my Etsy shop and since my Etsy customers always come first, I would drop whatever I was doing until that order… Continue reading Giant Apothecary Cabinet – Part 2 of 5

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Giant Apothecary Cabinet – Part 1

FIRST THINGS FIRST Where have I been?  Well, for Christmas I decided to give myself a broken shoulder. Technically, I broke it on the 23rd, but anyways, it certainly knocked me out of creative crafting mode. I had such grand plans, too !   I had just about decided that the Christmas rush (custom orders… Continue reading Giant Apothecary Cabinet – Part 1

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Latest Apothecary Cabinet at Old Raven

As I’ve mentioned on previous posts, I like working with Kaisercraft products (an Australian based company) and “altering” them into my own personalized statement of arts and crafts.  Pictured above is my latest creation – an Apothecary Cabinet.   On this project, I started with the SB2135 – 25 Drawer Treasure Chest.  This model is… Continue reading Latest Apothecary Cabinet at Old Raven

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Me and Kaisercraft = Love

Kaisercraft is a well known craft supplier who is based in Australia.  They make embellishments, scrapbook papers, paints, stencils and more.  But for me, I love their Beyond The Page line.  BTP items are made of MDF (medium-density fiberboard).  These items range from Christmas advent calendars to wall art cut outs to storage units.  Unfortunately,… Continue reading Me and Kaisercraft = Love