I am happy with the bench and it goes nice in my bedroom. It does hug the wall and that's what I wanted! I have such limited space! :( The fabric is sewn on a cushion and glued onto the bench but the fabric could rip easily with daily use. However, I am not too worried about this. I purchased the bench for the extra storage space.....plenty of room when you open the top! :) The gold strips on the fabric are "as pictured" & the wooden feet screw on with ease. I am very happy with my purchase!