This end table was a very good value. Similar items at a trendy furniture store start around 2 times the price. The two things worth noting about the look of the table are (1) the metal is painted black and done in a way that is intended to look "stressed" or "worn". It looks good from a distance, but up close has the appearance of being fake, (2) the assembly brackets are situated in such a way that brackets and screws are visible. Thus, if you are planning to place this table somewhere where it will be viewed close up, these features will be visible.