When I was a little girl I was a big — no strike that — a HUGE fan of Sindy dolls.
Keep your Barbie, I was a Sindy girl through and through.
I had 19 in total and (almost) every time we ever went shopping as a family my dad would get roped into buying me another. My mum was not such a pushover, so most of my Sindy clan were bought on Saturday afternoon trips to the shops with my father.
It was my most played with toy —without question — and my Sindy dolls had everything.
A beautiful four storey house with a lift up the side, a swimming pool, a horse and carriage. She even had a shiny red Range Rover. Yep, Sindy lived the life that, as an adult, I would give my eye-teeth for.
And one of the things she had, that I coveted the most, was a beautiful dressing table.
‘When I grow up I am having a dressing table like that.’
Fast forward 30 odd years and I still don’t have that dressing table.
So, I thought it was high time I remedied this situation. Whilst Sindy’s Rococo inspired version suited my little plastic friend — it’s a bit too chintzy for me.
I’ve found the perfect dressing table on the Oak Furniture Company website.
The perfect dressing table
A lovely size — at a compact 1170mm by 455mm — the Etienne Oak Dressing Table would work well in a dressing area or bedroom but equally well as a console area in a hallway.
This kind of piece is so versatile.
The painted woodwork will tie in with most colour-schemes plus it’s the kind of lovely shape that would work well in a traditional home or — with the addition of a contemporary mirror or chair — could look equally fantastic in a modern interior.
I love the fact that you’re essentially getting three pieces of furniture in one. A dressing table, writing desk, console table. Plus, as it’s painted oak, it will last a lifetime.
Plus, to have a dedicated space to keep my make-up and jewellery is a bonus.
So whilst I may not have Sindy’s amazing car and lifestyle I will finally have the perfect dressing table.
Have a look at my Pinterest board for more inspiration.
This post was written in collaboration with the Oak Furniture Company but all thoughts and words, as ever, are my own.