Obviously as it's meant to be a dressing table used with one of those little stools (or perhaps it's meant for a child?), it's far too low. The section in the middle (above the drawer) is the perfect width for my sewing machine. My plan is to ask my resourceful neighbour and his woodworking friends to make the table sit about 15 centimetres higher by removing the pretty legs, adding blocks of timber in the right shape, and then screwing the legs back on. Then it will hopefully be a perfect fit for my ladder chair!
This is the best part. I opened the cupboard doors expecting to find cobwebs and old lining paper. Instead I found these stunning drawers - perfect to hide sewing bits and pieces! Why anyone would just throw this away is beyond my comprehension.
I'm thinking that I'll strip the whole thing back and paint it gloss white (the same as what I plan on doing to the chair). I was tempted to paint the doors and outer drawer gloss red, but now I'm thinking a lovely charcoal grey would look nice.
Can anyone out there tell me how old the dressing table is? My guess would be 40 or 50 years, but I really have no clue!