I eyed this stool forever. It was pricey, so it took me a moment to justify the purchase. However, I finally gave in and brought two for my kitchen. Let's just say this- I was so happy with them. Then they come in this cute box that says "looks like someone is decorating." I was skipping up and down saying "me, me, yes -me." Seriously, I was. All I can say is that this purchase made me very happy. I'll rate this a happy purchase.