Product Type: Born to Play Fancy Dress
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Mirror Mirror on the Desk....
Born To Play Disney Princess Vanity Table
Member Name: Rhiana
Born To Play Disney Princess Vanity Table
Advantages: Good quality, sturdy, pretty, functional as a desk, unbelievably easy to assemble.
Disadvantages: I have none.
I think, looking back, the moment I found out my second child would be a baby girl at my 20 week scan I KNEW what kind of bedroom my little princess would have...the ultimate in pink and girly ...Disney Princess!(Having a boy for the previous 8 years did it, I was all Bob the Builder, Harry Potter and Footballed out)
Thankfully my daughter is happy to go along with my princess bedroom dream, she loves anything pink and princessy too. And thats how last year this piece of furniture found it's way into our house.
I didn't actually set out looking for a Disney Princess set , I was looking for a desk for my little darlings room. However when I spotted this in Toys 'r' us I fell in love. My mother, with me at the time, bought it there and then for a very decent price of £49.99. I had to double check the price a couple of times, because it seemed so reasonable for what looked a very good quality bit of furniture, especially with the DP brand, compared to other un-branded desks we had looked at.
It's actually described as a vanity table, however I bought it as, and my daughter uses it as a desk and chair. It's made with good quality, thick chipboard and painted in shades of pinks, blues and lilacs. It features pictures of favourite princess's Belle, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella alongside carriages, castles, flowers and princessy quotes such as " Once upon a dream"
It all comes flat packed, but is so unbelievably simple to assemble, it only took me 5 minutes. This is due to it having no nails or screws. You don't even need any tools to put it together. It goes together by slotting the parts into each other, and securing with a big chunky plastic pegs. The beauty with this method of assembly is not just it's ease at constructing, but also that to take it down, store, move, and re-assemble is effortless and won't cause any damage to the furniture itself.
The desk top is a good size, giving plenty of room for creative play. The small upper shelf and 2 plastic pots give plenty of storage for pens, pencils, rubbers and all the other stationary we have collected. Being a bit vain (with good reason of course, she's gorgeous!) my daughter loves the mirror. The chair is high backed and more comfertable than a stool. It's easy to clean with just a wipe over with a damp cloth.
The chair measures 11 inches from floor to seat, and the desk 20 inches from floor to desk top/45 inches from floor to top of back board. The manufactors age guide is 3-7. I can confirm that from 3 it has been the perfct size for my daughter. I'm not sure if it will last until 7 though. I'm guessing 6 years but even then we would have had 3 years from it, and for the price I'm happy with that.
Surprisingly, it is very sturdy and robust. We've had ours up almost 18 months now, and it's been well used, climbed upon, shifted about and knocked yet still looks like new. Another plus in this desks favour is the rounded edges, making a great safety feature against nasty bumps.
I would highly reccomend this to anyone in the market for a desk for a younger girl, don't be put off by it's Vanity table title as it's extremely functional as a first desk.
Summary: A useful piece of furniture for a little princess's bedroom.
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