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Just like me it's good but slightly disappointing at the same time....
on 4 January 2014
After around years of hints, blatant requests and nudges I thought I'd get this for my girlfriend for Christmas. It was well within budget and pretty much looked like what she wanted.
It arrived literally within a day or so from initial order-WIN. Got it shipped to work and had to cram it into a two-seater-FAIL.
It was well packaged and so simple to put together - it's all Alan key screws so you don't need a toolkit which was great for me as I don't do any fixing. Anyway, even if you were well rubbish at Lego as a kid or end up in A&E every time you look at a hammer you'll still have no problem putting it together- unless of course if you do something mental like mistake the screws for table legs and the Alan key for your face.
Once put together it looks great- mirror section had no pre-drilled holes for the screws so I had to do that myself but not really an issue. Overall the paint job is good and the wood is what you'd expect from an affordable flat pack. It also seemed smaller despite doing my measurements. It's kind of lost in the bedroom but I reckon that's just because I have a well massive house as the size is as described.
My main issue is with the stool - it's so delicate I thought I might have bought a kids 'my first dressing table' at first. Since getting it set up I've had to re-tighten all the screws almost everyday. Now I know what you're thinking, but my missus is by no means a massive heffer so I don't really understand why it's constantly lose and wobbly when she literally sits on it for half hour a day. After a few months of promising I'll probably get round to reinforcing it but until then I'll make her stand.
Overall looks great, has plenty of storage space (I'm even allowed one drawer) and does the job. You get what you pay for so if you're looking for sturdy French baroque style furniture buy a real antique. If you want similar without going bankrupt like me, then this is the dressing table for you!