I bought 8 of these chairs 5 years ago, and, delighted to find that Overstock still sells them, recently ordered 4 more. The original 8 have been heavily used and abused on a daily basis by my now 7-and 5-year-old children. Our dining table doubles as a craft table, and these chairs have held up extremely well. Just about anything spilled on them has wiped up easily. I have even been able to scrape off dried-on paint with my fingernails. Because they are padded they are much more comfortable than a solid wooden chair. They are also attractive -- there is a seam down the middle at the back of each chair, which looks nice. We use a couple of the extras as desk chairs in our bedroom and study. Look good there too! Others have noted that the seat is short, which may be an issue if you are very tall. My husband, at 6 ft, has no complaints. I love their compact size, because it means it is easy to fit a lot of them around the table when we have guests. I noted one person's comment about the purple color of the legs. We have a lot of natural light in the room where the chairs are. When direct sun hits the legs, they do appear to have a purplish mahogany tint to them, which is a little weird looking. However, we have noticed that this is only apparent when the sun is shining right onto the legs, which happens only at certain times of the year, and only for a few minutes a day -- otherwise, even in bright light, the legs appear to have a dark reddish mahogany color, as shown in the picture. Overall, I have been very happy with these chairs. The fact that they look almost as good as the day we got them, after 5 years of abuse, is the best endorsement I can give.