By Marsha Brick
Manufacturers are definitely not mass producing children’s furniture any longer.
Selection has become very limited.
There are only two brands that I would recommend.
Durham Furniture produces a series called Perfect Balance made from solid maple with over 40 finish options including five finishes available in children’s colours: Blush, Sunshine, Teal, Dove and Sky Blue. This series offers choices of 9 headboards, 3 footboards and four options for the bed; mattress only, mattress and box spring, drawers under the bed or the lift bed. Each bed is available from twin, double, queen or king size. There are also nine different pieces available to complete the suite; 3 night stands, 3 dressers, 2 chests and 1 mirror. The series has 8 styles as well as 17 hardware options. Perfect Balance has also added two sizes for writing/ make -up table in 42” or 48” plus and upholstered chair to match. The student desk has a keyboard pull and three drawers; also available is a desk hutch. There are 2 bookcases available, one 48” high with two adjustable shelves and theother 72” high with
3 adjustable shelves.
For those of you looking for the more traditional “little girl” furniture there is a company called Smart Stuff, a division of Universal Furniture. There is a princess girl’s set with pretty bed and a vanity table with mirror, chair and cheval mirror with storage. There are also cribs to grow with and bunk beds. Some series feature trundle beds- great way to have extra sleeping space for sleep overs. Some of their children furniture series also have adult matching series so as a
child grows more pieces are available for that next stage of life. This company warehouses in Ontario delivery time is usually pretty quick. I am able to call and check and see if the pieces are in stock.
If you have not made an arrangement by May 31 to pick-up the furniture cream that you have ordered I will start calling on June 1 to those people who wanted some but I was sold out.
I will start a new list for Furniture Cream and you can call and add yourself to the new list.
Marsha Brick owns
Marsha Brick’s Fine Furniture