I finally found it! The furniture which would create an elegant, beautiful and creative space for my darling daughter.
I am always scouring second hand shops for furniture to delight and so rarely find anything to suit. I am too picky for certain. I have ideas in my head about how I would like things to look and the furniture to match is always either too expensive or very elusive.
Yet, as I was driving along Prospect Road on Thursday, taking little Eee to Kindermusik, a little stash of furniture caught my eye. It was a bedside table (not in my pic) and a little stool (which you can see above). I took my Generous Gentleman back on Friday and we found four pieces in a similar style which we are using for both our girls, including this lovely desk with three drawers. All four cost $100 so I am super pleased with our little purchase.
What delights me most however, is the way Ess is using the space created by her desk (which has replaced a chest of drawers which she could not open). She was unwell on the weekend yet often she could be found creating things on her new desk. Her little mind was ticking over with ideas of what she could place in each drawer (most of which were books!). She drew and coloured, cut and glued and presented homemade gifts to each of us. So delightful!
There is some work to be done - some new handles will give it a pretty lift for my princess and the stools will look lovely when I reupholster them in something prettier than the blue currently adorning the seat. A lick of paint is well in order, yet I feel that the painting may not be done for quite some time yet.
At least the shape is elegant.