My wife and I finally thought we had found the counter stools we wanted after months of searching, trying, and not falling in love with countless other types/designs. We were drawn to the driftwood weathered look of the legs combined with the sophisticated dark gray/nailhead cushion. Unfortunately, upon arrival, our cautious optimism turned into massive disappointment. None of the reviews really emphasize this, but the legs are considerably darker in person. Like near espresso color with a light whitewash in the grooves of the wood. The legs on our chairs were darker than the already dark charcoal upholstery, if you can believe that by looking at the picture. We were convinced the packaging team had mistakenly packed the 'coffee' version of the chair found on overstock. They looked nearly identical to the pictures shown for that model if someone wants a more accurate idea of real life color. Nowhere close to the smokey bleached driftwood we had hoped for. Overstock was great about returns, but the whole experience was no doubt frustrating. Maybe we got a bad batch, but the SKUs were right and we really didn't want to go through the same hassle twice. Just be prepared for a MUCH darker chair if you like the look.
These stools are the perfect combination of rustic and upscale and look great at my kitchen counter. The quality seems good, and the price is great. They were pretty easy to put together - I assembled them myself and I am not super-handy. My one complaint is that they do have a very strong odor. Smells like mineral spirits to me, and I sure hope they are not very flammable. I had to assemble them out on my porch, because everyone inside was complaining about the smell. I bought these stools in 2 batches because my first order was a trial to see how they looked. When I went to re-order they were out of stock and I had to wait a month or so before they were back. The second order was much smellier than the first. Anyhow, they are sitting out on my porch right now to air out, which is helping. Five stars for looks.
The stools are perfect for counter seating, just the right height for a regular counter (not a bar) and very comfortable. They are heavy and sturdy enough that our 5 year old can climb onto them without fear of toppling over. We bought two and liked them so much that we ordered two more.
These were good quality stools, but a little too expensive for their purpose. That is the only reason I would not recommend them to a friend. If they are exactly what you are looking for go for it because they are beautiful and are well cushioned. It takes some time to put them together but only because they are good quality & there are plenty of parts to make them sturdy. The directions made it easy.
I looked at literally hundreds of stools on multiple websites before settling on these for the kitchen island in my new house. While they cost a bit more than I was hoping to pay, they are definitely worth it. They are well made: very solid and comfortable to sit on; it seems like they will hold up well to lots of use, expecially since the rustic wood finish will accommodate any scratches and shoe scuffing. The design (wood stain, fabric color, etc.) is very attractive: not only do the stools coordinate perfectly with my kitchen, but they are likely to go well in many other environments, as the style is is fairly traditional and the overall color effect comes off as pretty neutral (gray fabric seat and wood stain that is a mix of gray, light brown and a bit of whitewash). I'm not at all handy, but the stools were easy to put together, as the directions were very clear. I do recommend not tightening the screws, etc., too much before sitting on the stool for a bit to make sure the stool settles so the legs are all even on the floor, etc., before doing the final tightening.
We purchased these stools for our newly renovated kitchen and they are perfect. The charcoal, linen fabric compliments our gray island cabinets and the exposed nailheads gives them the visual interest we were looking for. They were easy to put together (says my husband) and they are very sturdy. I would highly recommend to anyone who has a similar color pattern they are trying to match, I have received many compliments on them.
I purchased these stools as I was looking for something with a dit more character in terms of the leg desgin. These are perfect. Not straight stick legs like so many others. Thery have character. I purchases the grey color and it looks beauiful against the silver nailheads.Cushion is mmedium firm and appears quite durable. Perfect counter stool.