I love the rich, dark brown color of this armoire. I put it in my bedroom and it looks great in the corner. My 15 year old son put it together and it did take him a few hours, but it was worth it! Looks great!
Armoire is best suited for an office or for a very informal basement or for a kid's room. Easy to put together and looks like laminated wood press. We put it in our activity room basement which doubles as a guest bedroom and bathroom. When my husband put it together it looked like it didn't belong; should have been in an office, not a room with a leather sofabed, comfy chair, carpeted floors, etc. I changed out the handles to something brown colored with a slightly lighter color on the sides (from Home Depot) and my husband painted the lock which we won't use to a brownish color and the armoire looks much better. Very utilitarian and it'll do the job at an inexpensive price. On reflection I wish I had bought something with more solid wood and a bit more interesting looking; then again it fits what we need at a good price.
I finally assembled my armoire. I have to say I purchased this based a lot on the photo. However my armoire is a lighter shade of brown and is not a rich glossy look and I am really disappointed in this aspect. My other furniture is a dark espresso and this armoire looks a little rustic compared to my nightstand. I do love the overall size and design. I will eventually probably try and sand down and stain a darker brown espresso color. It took me and a male friend the better part of a Saturday to put together. You really have to study the illustrations and if you get stuck sometimes it helps to look at next page to figure it out. Overall I think the lighter color will grow on me but when I saw the color when opening boxes, I should have repacked and sent back. I wish they let you submit photos.
Shipping was fast. It was on my front porch when I checked to see if it had shipped yet. It took a while to put together, but it went well and they sent extra dowels and screws. It is a heavy piece of furniture and looks beautiful. It is very dark brown/black, just like in the picture. The style and lines are sleek and clean. Some of the other reviews said there was no particle board in it which isn't true, but it is good quality and I would purchase it again.
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