The price point is good - the bed is beautiful. The fabric is more like a grey/silver blue. Really pretty and soft, but not girlie. The slats are a joke. You need to get a bunky board for support or your back is going to kill you! I believe this is a common problem with platform beds. It was time consuming to put together (you really need two people), but again..you get what you pay for. I would recommend on style. The package will arrive like Ace Ventura delivered it. The piece itself had a slight tear on the back, but you don't see it, so I'm not overly concerned. I think they just drop kick it from China. The couch I bought, same thing with the packaging (although I was lucky and nothing in side was damaged.
I received this bed a couple of weeks ago for my guest room. All the previous positive reviews were right on. This bed is beautiful. It is well made and strong. I was able to put it together by myself (60yr. female) in about an hours time. Other reviews were helpful with hints. I had to improvise and use a sponge and hammer to tap sides in when they didn't push in easy(didn't have a rubbert mallet) but it worked fine. Allen wrench worked well but I also used plyers to tighten because of my hand strength. The bed does take up more space because of the scroll work on headboard and the scroll work will make it difficult to sit up without several pillows. I am just using extra pillows and filling gap with body pillow. This bed is so beautiful it is worth the extra pillows. The only down side was the bed was shipped in 2 boxes by UPS. The box holding headboard & footboard was totally opened on all ends. Thankfully, the bed was wrapped carefully and all the parts except for 2 washers were all together. I called Overstock and they sent me additional parts in a week. I was able to get the washers I needed from ACE Hardware. Don't think twice. Buy this bed. It's BEAUTIFUL AND THE PRICE IS GREAT!
I ordered the bed, two nightstands and a dresser and they arrived in about a week. I wasn't home to accept the order so the deliveryman decided upon himself to leave it on my front steps on a day of major rainfall. Luckily the contents were so well packed that the only thing that got wet were the boxes. The nightstand and dresser were not difficult at all to assemble although there were alot of tedious steps. An electric drill will cut your time by at least half. Use an AC drill; don't use a battery powered drill. The constant screwing into wood will wear out the power so quickly that you will have to revert back to using the screwdriver while waiting for the drill to recharge. In regards to the bed assembly, I see what all the other reviewers are talking about. Attaching the headboard to the legs requires you to screw in 8 bolts and you are only able to make a quarter turn at a time per bolt with a hex key. The most annoying part for me was getting the hex key back into the slot so that I can make another quarter turn. (I guess that's why it's being sold for such a large discount on Overstock.com...hey better for us right?). Anyway, turns out that my thumb was more useful at screwing the bolts in than were the hex keys that were supplied. A 4 mm ball hex key will save you time and frustration. So if you plan on getting the set or just this bed, buy a decent drill (not battery powered) and a 4 mm ball hex key. A ratcheting screwdriver can also work if you can get a 4 mm ball hex bit. After the first step of attaching the headboard to the legs, everything else was a cinch. The bed is very sturdy, stylish and looks like it costs 3 times as much as what I paid. This is the first time I've ever purchased a bedroom set online and I am so pleased that I will shop on overstock again
This bed is exactly what I was looking for, but we bumped the wood and already it has nicks in the black paint. Also if the drawers are not lined up exactly correct, they seem flimsy. We will probably end up securing some of the boards so they don't pop off as it is for my sons room. It does look nice! I have noticed a smell though, and now that I noticed read other reviews that smelled it too. We do not have AC in our house, and on hot days it smells a little like puke (really!) I am a little concerned about this.
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