Over the years, we have accumulated a few old dressers along the way:
I have thought about painting, but I really like their history and character. Do you see the keyholes in the drawers? Pretty cool and unique:
Remember the post I wrote here wondering if I should paint or not paint this piece? I decided not to paint over. Once it is done, there is no going back and it really is unique and beautiful:
But one thing I do not like about the old chests is the old, musty smell in the drawers. I might care about the history of the outside of the dressers, but I do not want to know the history of what was in those drawers before:
I tried drawer sachets and pretty lined paper:
But that does not work. And since I have been going through paint withdrawals(no painting projects lately!), I decided one way to get rid of that musty smell would be to paint the inside of the drawers. Yay paint project!
Using a pretty paint color leftover from another painting project, I choose the color Ben Moore Riviera Azure for a beautiful surprise every time I opened up the drawer:
I had this blue left over from painting the guest room a few years ago:
I did not sand or prime, just wiped out the drawer clean before painting:
Now I have pretty, fresh smelling drawers!
That was my fun and easy project for this past weekend. Did you work on any projects?Share on Facebook