My daughter recently received the Guidecraft Papagayo Collection Table & Chairs Set as a gift, and I am completely in love with it. This hand-crafted, hand-painted set of one table and two chairs is so beautiful that it would make a great addition to any home.
As my daughter is almost two and I am 2 weeks away from a expecting a son, we were looking for gender neutral furniture so that both children could eventually use them. This set fits the bill perfectly. Made of durable hardwood in an espresso finish, the table comes in a jungle theme, with monkeys, turtles, a frog and other animals painted on. They are colorful and fun, and my daughter loves naming them. She keeps pointing to the monkey and saying “George!” (Curious George). The photo below shows the top of the table, and the animals are also painted on the chairs. The paint used is non-toxic and lead-free and I doubt very much that it will be the kind that chips. The double-bolt construction on the table legs make it very sturdy, and the angled legs on the chairs prevents tipping.
The top of the table is completely flat, but the chairs have the added special touch of indentations in the wood from the carving of the animals. This extra detail makes it even more unique! The dimensions of the table are 28W x 28D x 21H and the chairs are 12.5W x 12.5D x 25H. It is recommended for ages 3 years and up, but my 23 month old is enjoying sitting at it, eating snacks, playing games and coloring. She’s 34 inches, so she has to climb up on the chair, and her feet don’t touch the ground, so there’s lots of room for growth. I’ll be honest, both my pregnant self and my husband have sat on the chair opposite her and had snacks too :D I’m sure there is some sort of weight limit, but they seem to handle us both very well!
You will need to put the set together yourself, but the instructions are easy to follow and every piece of wood is labelled. It took us about an hour to construct. It currently retails for $150.99 for the table and two chairs, and you can buy two additional chairs for $93.99. This is a beautiful set that will last a long time and be used on a daily basis so it’s worth the money.