The stools are the style I was looking for. One came with a broken rubber foot. I didn't want to send it back for that. It is usable. But moves on the base. The wood top on one stool has very deep grooves in the wood. I kept it because I couldn't guarantee that another wouldn't be the same. It definitely appears to be a second. I like the overall look and can live with them, but was disappointed. Will really think about ordering from Overstock.com again.
We really love these, they're just a bit scratchy. I wouldn't sit down on these if I was wearing dress pants or anything that would snag easily. They have rubber clings around the bottom which are a great help on the hardwood floors. Overall we love them, just have to pick and choose what attire might not be a good idea to take a seat. I'm sure some sanding might help if you really wanted to.
These stools are exactly what I was looking for. They are sturdy and level. There are 3 removable plastic pieces on the bottom of each stool. I stuck felt furniture pads (dark brown) on these plastic pads and it protects my new wood floor. My husband likes that the foot bar on the bottom is spot welded and isn't made with screws. I like that the metal is a dark brown color and not black. I ordered 4 stools and one of them has a rough spot that will sometimes pull the fabric of the towel when I wipe them down. It might pull your pants/skirt/dress if you had a delicate fabric on but it's fine with jeans, khaki, and wool dress pants. The height is perfect for our island. Everyone always compliments the stools when they see them for the first time.
The Willow Counter Stools are just what I had searched and searched for! The grandkids have no trouble climbing up on them....no tipping. I had a reservation as to how narrow they seemed next to all the others I looked at. But, they are sturdy and very well made. The rustic tops paired with the industrial base....great! Don't be afraid to order these stools. You'll love them.
I really like the style. its not rustic metal as the picture shows. I bought 5 but returned 2 as one of them didn't have them bottoms on it and one top was little bad. and I was able to get 2 same ones from the local store. so overall 3 out of 5 worked very well. if you like I would suggest you to order and the ones with defect you could most likely change it.
I love these stools. They were perfect for the rustic, farmhouse/beach cottage I was decorating. The wood on mine is distressed looking but smooth--I do not have the problem with them catching fabrics that other reviewers mentioned. They are very stable and I like the rung to prop your feet on.
These stools are fairly light, yet they have just the look we were after. I knew before I even purchased them that I wanted to paint the tops and then rough them up to make them look even more industrial/vintage, and they were perfect to do just that with!!