It took a little while for the bench to arrive, but once here it was very easy to assemble and the quality is great! It is very attractive! We are not using it as a bench so much as a storage and vanity area in my teenage daughter's bedroom. It fits perfectly under the window in her room and her lighted makeup mirror sits on top of it, along with her makeup caddy. Her perfumes are on display there too. I purchased canvas storage bins that match the accent color of her room, and they fit perfectly in the open cubbies of the bench. The baskets hold all her lotions and hair care products -- all that stuff that teenage girls accumulate and which had been scattered all over her room. The other baskets holds her brushes, blow dryer and flat iron. Now everything has a place and it is actually safe to walk in her room!
I found this elsewhere for almost 5 times the price (cast iron vs stainless steel) and couldn't have been more excited to find it on Overstock for less and in (my opinion), a better material! This thing looks fantastic in a modern setting. I use it in my office as a coffee table and use the smaller ones (couldn't find on Overstock) as end tables. LOVE THESE!
This hall bench shipped fast (Thanks, Overstock.com!) but I believe my shipment was one that had been previously returned as the hardware packaging had previously been opened & was not re-packaged securely before it was sent to me. Small screws & nuts spilled out inside the box and then outside through un-taped sections of the box ends. Open discovering numerous missing pieces, we scoured the ground where ***** dropped our package & found most of them. In the end, we were short a couple nuts but were able to make do thanks to the resourcefulness of my friend who was helping me. That said, I was very pleased with the finished product. The wood is sturdy and beautifully treated. Makes a comfortable bench for sitting while putting on boots or shoes and the additional storage underneath as well as above for coats & hats was a welcome addition to my living space. The combination of wrought iron and walnut finished wood is very attractive and the simplicity of design can surely blend with contemporary or casual, I daresay. The price was affordable and I am very pleased with my purchase, all around.
The Harper Blvd Espresso Bench is a small and cute piece of furniture which fits nicely in our foyer. All is good except for the baskets: they are very rough to the touch, and the little iron parts that hold the bottom in place are not straight and flush with the base of the baskets. They scratch the wood surface of the shelves. I had to buy myself new and better baskets.
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