The addition of a black storage ottoman to your home offers a sophisticated look and practicality. The piece by Vanderbilt is covered in a microfiber suede, which is comfortable and easy to clean, and the top lifts to reveal a large storage area....more
I thought that this Ottoman was a sure fire purchase because of all the positive reviews, however, I have two complaints about it:
1) I ordered the black ottoman, and it is really just a very dark brown. So, it doesn't quite match all of my black furniture.
2) After about 2 weeks, one of the hinges bent on it's own so that ottoman doesn't fully close. We have tried to straighten it out, but it continuously bends and doesn't allow the lid to close completely.
Another concern is that it is very shallow, so if you're looking for something with quite a bit of storage, this is not a good ottoman for you. We bought it to put blanket and some baby toys in to have them at hand, but it holds very very little. It is very shallow inside when open. I do like the way that it looks, but those are my complaints.
I have to say that I think a lot of people submit a review right after receiving the item, but it is worthwhile to wait a few weeks to write the review to see if the product is really of good quality. I am unhappy about the hinge, and a few spots in the stitching where it is coming undone.
I've owned this ottoman since November 2010. The seams on the top started coming apart a couple weeks ago. This ottoman barely is used. It is located in an apartment home with an adult and a small child.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Matches
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Poor
This ottoman will serve the purpose that led me purchase it. I needed additional storage space for throws, blankets, etc., as well as a coffee table. Using a tray on the ottoman will allow for that as well as having a soft place to prop your feet. A small tear on the side is not noticable, so I didn't want to return it. All in all, a pretty good deal.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? dark brown, just what I wanted
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Small tear on the side that I saw as soon as I opened it
How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
I was very happy with this ottoman for the first few months of owning it. Now the hinges are bent so the lid does not stay open on its own. Nor does it open very well (only a few inches). Nor does the lid stay closed all the way. We have tried to repair the hinges but nothing has helped. I'm glad I waited to review this ottoman because I would have given it a 5 at the beginning. Now it's a 1 star and I would not recommend buying this. However, the look of it is great if you don't mind the lid problems.
I purchased these for the look, price, and good reviews I read. I bought 2 of them, in September. Interestingly, after arrival for the first few weeks it was great. Assembly was easy also. But the top will not stay closed now and there is no explanation for that. I am not overstuffing the ottomans with anything and there is nothing obstructing the closure hinge.
One review states that material is quite "thin," and not at all as strong as leather. Will it stand up to a 25 pound pet jumping up to sleep on it?rforgere on Apr 28, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you rforgere for your interest in the Vanderbilt Leather Look Storage Ottoman. Yes, this will handle a 25 pound cat. Thank you for shopping with us!
overstockcustomercare1 on May 2, 2013