These barstools are so cute and perfect for a counter-height bar area... I read the reviews and decided to take a chance because I have two small daughters and I know there are going to be spills, etc. until they are a little older. I was trying to keep from spending too much on stools that will eventually have to be replaced. My one issue with these stools (as mentioned in other reviews) is the fact that the black paint immediately began scratching off of the stools :-( Fortunately, the color under the black is a neutral so they look somewhat "antiqued". Overall, good purchase for the price. The stools are very sturdy, good swivel and again are very cute with a neutral seat.