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.
First time I actually buy furniture online. Glad it was a great experience. The stools came exactly when they said they would. There was assembly required but nothing major. Stools are sturdy and gorgeous. I have absolutely no complaints. They were definately worth every penny. I searched every where, these were the best by a long shot. You won't be disappointed once you set them up.
Be aware that as some previous reviews stated - the color of the legs is MUCH darker... fortunately I have dark wood floors and it looked great. The pic looks very light - they are very dark. The fabric looks more of brownish than blue. I struggle to see the blue on the top. I was surprised that it came in so many pieces - each stool has 9 pieces to put together. I got them together easily but they legs are not even and both rock. I have tried adjusting but with that may pieces and screws its impossible. I think they look great but the quality is much less than I expected. I do not see these lasting very long.
The wood is MUCH darker than in the picture. They are still lovely stools but the photo is deceiving. I was hoping for a lighter wood to contrast with my dark wood floors. Would have returned but my husband had already assembled them when I got home. They are very sturdy and fit nicely under the counter.
I was a little worried that these stools might not look as good in person or be sturdy enough. They are! I purchased 4 and I'm completely happy with them. I wanted something that did not have backs and would fit neatly under my island counter. These fit the bill. I've received many compliments on them and the driftwood color is perfect for the relaxed atmosphere of my coastal home.
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.