These are very nicely made, however, they were not well packed by the shipper, being surrounded only by plastic air-filled packing bags. One of the legs was bent as a result, but we were able to repair it. Also, the color is more of a gray than a real metal color, so we spray-painted them ivory to work better with our kitchen colors.
I would have been a whole lot happier with these stools if they hadn't arrived scratched - too much trouble to pack them all up and send back and wait for replacements (and who knows if they were going to be un-sratched??) so I guess this is the chance you take with Overstock. But if I ignore those little imperfections then I'm very pleased with these stools. Very little outlay to update a kitchen! Some other reviewers said they were disappointed with the finish (i.e. wasn't quite as metallic as they'd hoped) but I guess they had different expectations. I don't see a problem at all. Love these stools.
I received these fine, no dings, well packaged. about the color: based on other reviews, i was worried the silver might be too shockingly bright or sparkly and look cheap, but it was just like in this picture. Some pictures of other chairs with the same finish looked much brighter, but these were like this picture. stable, not too small to sit on (as other reviews suggested). light enough to move easily--i like that they slide right under the counter when not in use. HOWEVER, the same product is now also listed on o.co as a doorbuster for cheaper and with an EXTRA STOOL ***. just sayin'.
These minimal stools look amazing with my industrial/mid-century modern design. They are a painted silver, but the finish is flawless and looks like it will withstand some abuse. I am not a small person, and these feel sturdy and stable underneath me. I find myself sitting on them diagonally, and when I do, they are surprisingly comfortable and supportive. Why pay more, when these are awesome!