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Antique English Sideboard

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Dmacc502, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Dmacc502

    Dmacc502 Hatching

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    [​IMG]I just wanted to share this newest addition to our family.I bought this online from a local "buy, sell, trade site". I payed $450.00 and think it was a bargain. I checked and could only find similar pieces from $1200 - $3000. I've been working on getting that "old smell" out of it. I've tried cedar chips, cat litter, coffee grounds, baking soda and Murphys oil soap. It still has that odor. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
     

  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Ooooh..pretty!!
     
  3. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Crowing

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    great deal! nice piece!

    No suggestions on the smell. maybe it just needs a good airing out.
     
  4. cassie

    cassie Crowing

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    Dryer sheets will get the musty smell out of books. You might try putting them in the drawers, etc. Couldn't hurt.
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    Dang! That's nice! Don't know how to get the odor out of old furniture. I think the hubby's granny used to put open boxes of baking soda in some of her old furniture. She'd open the box then wrap it in pantyhose to prevent spillage. Don't know how well that worked.
     
  6. mandelyn

    mandelyn Crowing

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    Just needs airing out and time, with the help of baking soda, or dryer sheets, or what ever scent you want it to pick up.

    Great find!
     

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