Getting rid of smell in old Dresser
We inherited 2 beautiful dressers a few years ago. They are lovely and I do like them. The problem is that they have always had a bad smell, musty/moldy. Plus living near the ocean they seem to have gotten worse. My guess is that they have absorbed the moisture in the air. We've periodically wiped them down with a water/bleach solution and it helps momentarily but the smell always comes back.
It's getting to the point that almost anything we put in the drawers and sits in there more than a few days absorbs this musty smell.
My first thought was to take them to the dip and strip, but the outside of the dressers are veneered. Do you have suggestions on what we can do about this problem?