So, I am driving my kids to preschool the other day and I see this piece of furniture at the end of someone's driveway that really catches my eye! I slam on the breaks, I reverse and I inspect from my car! Then I call The Hubs!
I then move on with the rest of my day and I forget about that lovely piece of furniture...until I see it sitting in my garage the very next morning! Apparently it caught The Hubs' eye too!
Problem #1 - it must have been sitting in someones garage for a while b/c boy did it wreak of must and mold! Did you know that if you put a bowl or baking soda or ground coffee in each drawer and cabinet overnight it will greatly reduce the mustly smell in old furniture?????? Crazy Cool! So, I started out with baking soda...didn't quite do the trick! So, I tried the coffee and it got better! But, the key was cleaning the piece from head to toe, inside and out with Murphy's Oil Soap! Stanky, Musty Smell - 0, Annie - 1 WooHoo!
I am very happy with her and the layout...for now! I think its solid wood, maybe a veneer on the outside, maybe not? The drawers need a little help sliding, but that's fixable!
Problem #2 - I can't decide what to do about the finish? It doesn't really match the style of my country /barn wood tables in the rest of the room. Do I refinish her or paint her? I am thinking I'll start with the hardware and paint those either black or ORB. Any thoughts? Please share!