Antique Dresser and cedar chest - mothballs! EWWWW
So, we inherited an antique bedroom set and a cedar chest from DHÂs great AuntÂs estate. They are made by a local furniture company that just sold so DH insistent we keep them. They are nice enough, though not my style.
However, the auntÂ lived in an OLD farmhouse, had rooms that had been shut up for likely 40 yearsÂ. And the entire place stank of stalenessÂ and the furniture it appearsÂ had mothballs in them.
I have tried everything I can think of over the last 6 months to get the smells out.
*airing (open drawers and chest for most of the last 6 months!)
*febreeze (though lightly to minimize the chance of stains)
Right now we have Âvolcanic ash deodorizersÂ from Lee Valley in the cedar chest. You think you are making progressÂ shut the drawers and when you open are totally overcome!
Is there any trick to getting rid of this smell?