After a thorough vacuuming I began the process. While the drawers were removed I sprayed a coat of Zinsser Clear Shellac on the inside of the drawer area to seal in any musty smells in the old wood. I applied two coats of Paris Grey Chalk Paint® on the exterior. When I applied the Barcelona Orange Chalk Paint® to the inside of the storage cubby above the drawers, I found that the existing stain was “bleeding” into the paint, turning it brown. Once again, I reached for my trusty Zinsser Shellac, only this time I applied it with a brush so that I could ensure that every inch of surface was completely sealed to keep the stain from leaching out. This is a common problem when painting old furniture, especially when there is not a clear finish over the stain. The exterior of the piece apparently had an adequate finish so I had no problems with bleeding in those areas, just on the inside parts. The shellac did it’s job and two coats of Barcelona Orange Chalk Paint® definitely upped the fun factor on this piece.