I love the look of this trunk, but it was much smaller than I thought it would be and poorly made. Several of the grommets fell off before I even got it in the room. The shocks on the lid work well and are good for safety, but it is difficult to open with one hand. I thought of returning it, but my husband reinforced the base with some wood and we added chrome casters to it and now it looks fabulous! The casters made it taller and an even more unique piece. I feel like I paid too much for it, but ulitmately like the way it looks in my living room.