“ Brand: Argos / Type: Table & Chairs set „
As part of my daughters bedroom makeover last year I wanted to purchase a mini table and chairs for her as she is an avid fan of tea parties and she is very much an artistic little girl, not that I would dare leave her unsupervised in her room with a felt tip but a little table is very ideal for many things including supervised colouring. I chose the Argos girls table with stools as it matches the very girly pink and white colour scheme I chose for her bedroom. The table itself costs £19.99 and as far as I know it is only available at Argos. You are able to collect in store which is a bonus as you don't have to wait for delivery or pay extra delivery charges. The table comes packaged in a relatively small and light weight box which is great for ease of transportation, its not however that light that it leaves you to believe its bad quality before you even open the box, its very much the ideal and expected weight for any piece of furniture of that size. This is very much your regular circular table but just a miniature version, it comes complete with two stools which are designed to fit under the table completely so it is definitely a space saver if you are short on room for such a piece of furniture. Its approximate dimensions are; H44, L50, W50cm. As for the design I cant fault it, it was so quick and easy to assemble, I really wasn't expecting such simplicity. It basically has 4 screw legs as do each of the stools, the screws are already in place so its just a matter of twisting the legs onto the pre placed screws then it is complete. It took me less than 5 minutes to assemble which was excellent as spare time in our house is limited. The table and chairs are matching in design both having a flower pattern. The design is rather unusual and the colours very much compliment each other being a range of pinks, purples and white. The quality of the table is, I wouldn't say excellent, but definitely fair for the price. There are a couple of issues such as the fact that my daughter loves to have tea parties on the table which constantly involved spillages of water. This has eventually took its toll on the table and in some places the paint has started to crack and the water has seeped through to the wood and there are small water bubbles in other areas. I would definitely not recommend using water directly on the table and I would advice covering it with some form of table cover for tea parties and such things. We have actually started to use an old muslin square and this fit's the table perfectly and as we use a pink one it still looks cute and girly for tea parties. Apart from the water issue the table is relatively good quality and it is very easy to clean any felt tips, food etc. The surface is easy to clean with a wet sponge but I would suggest drying it immediately after to avoid that water damage. My daughter uses the table for so many different activities from tea parties, to reading classes with her teddy bears, she really does get a lot of use from it. I would suggest that the table be used by children between the ages of 2 and 6 years, although I am able to sit on the stools without them breaking I think children over the age of 6 would struggle to fit there legs under the table making It impossible to do anything with it. I think it is an excellent table and great value for money, I would very much recommend it.