This little shelf does exactly what I wanted it to do - create more counter space in my kitchen. It looks pretty cute aside from the super shiney surface. My main complaint is that the screw holes didn't always line up so I had to force things into the right spot and in one case, just left a screw out completely. It is very easy to scratch while you're putting to together so BE CAREFUL. I'd say it took a little longer to put together that I would have liked - about 2.5 hours or so? Overall, a cute addition to the kitchen, it provides room for my plants and I really like that it has plugs on it.