I ordered this umbrella stand based on the style and price point, so I was not expecting a great masterpiece, just something functional that would look good in my entry. The stand is made entirely of metal, and is of a decent weight, and holds up fine to my cane collection, several umbrellas and two hiking staffs. The design is a big sticker or decal and not "handpainted" as described. Overstock should change the description accordingly to reflect such. Otherwise I am satisfied with this product and consider it still a good value for the low cost, compared to other umbrella stands I researched.