When Anne came along, we moved and Meg and Clare had a much bigger room, so we gave them a much bigger dresser. Anne inherited the old dresser and I decided to use it as her changing table as well. Undoubtedly, two years of diaper changes took its toll on the dresser. Even though the dresser now only served one child, I found that its drawers will still stuffed full.
This past December we moved again. Each girl suddenly had her own room. Meg kept the dresser that she had once shared with Clare. We bought an antique dresser for Clare with a lovely matching mirror and sturdy drawers. Anne kept the Walmart dresser. The move was hard on the poor dresser. I had to reattach the back and try to get the drawers back on their sliders. Anne's ever increasing wardrobe no longer fit in the drawers and soon one drawer fell off its sliders and the others quickly followed. Two weeks ago, I gave up putting clothes in the dresser and began searching for a replacement.
Today I found my answer. A family was moving and their daughter had decided she wanted a loft bed at their new home. So they needed to get rid of her perfectly lovely Thomasville Vignettes bedroom set. We were happy to take it off their hands. The dresser is amazing. It has five wide, sturdy drawers that absolutely stay in place. And not only does Anne now have a much better dresser, she also has a twin bed to replace her quickly disintegrating toddler bed and a matching nightstand. The pieces have a charming look about them that is perfect for a little girl's room.
This was a big change for Anne. She was excited, but nervous. I moved her toddler bed into our bedroom, so it didn't disappear immediately. I hadn't had a chance to prepare her for this big change, so I thought we should move gradually. Meg and Clare decided they would help Anne adjust by doing a sleepover in her room tonight. Anne excitedly started out in her room, but is now wandering around a bit. We'll adjust soon enough and I couldn't be happier with how sweet her room looks.