The reason for the three stars is because of the finish on the chairs. I purchased one chair, same style and color at a local store and the finish was really good. Distressed areas were where distressing would occur over time. When I saw these chairs at Overstock for a decent price, I ordered because I thought they would be exactly like the chair that I had purchased local. Unfortunately, they were not. Yes, the shape and size were similar, but the finish and texture on the chairs was poor. They were distressed in all the wrong areas of what they should be. Looks like someone didn't give a care of where it should be distressed. Areas of distressing were these random spots over the chairs. Just screamed cheap. Keep in mind that all these x back chairs you see everywhere are not equal in quality. I probably could have returned, but simply couldn't deal with all the hassle. Just have learned to live with them.