Rated 3.4 out of 5Â by 8
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Shanny1 Pretty, but poor workmanship
This bookshelf is pretty and sturdy. However, it arrived with very deep dents and gashes in the wood, which had been painted over. And noticeable patches of paint missing, which had been lacquered over. Very obvious problems which should have been picked up at quality control. It was a clearance item, which was the only reason I kept the piece.
September 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Andi123 Exceeded Expectations
I saw others write that the distressed look was poorly done. I almost didn't purchase it because of the comments. However I liked the cottage accents so much that I decided to try it anyway. I'm glad I did! There was hardly any distressed spots and the paint was in fact, "antique ivory." It was easy to put together and VERY sturdy. I bought this for my infant daughter and I know she will be able to take it with her when she goes to college in the future!
August 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by runnergirl14 Nice piece but very large
It's a really well constructed pretty bookcase. We bought it in ivory and it has a country shabby chic look. It is really big-it's wide and it's tall, a little over 3 ft tall, so the room you're planning on putting it in should be large. Otherwise, it will take up too much space--in a bedroom 10x10 or even 12x11 it will over power these size rooms. Also, the ivory has a natural distressed look so plan on it looking a little worn. If you don't like that look then this bookcase is not for you. It would look great in a loft or large study; it holds tons of books too.
May 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by kris Junk
Would highly recommend NOT buying from this company. I purchased the 5 shelf bookcase and while the photos look great. and the shelves seem sturdy, the pegs to hold them in place are cheap plastic and resulted in a peg breaking and the shelf and books falling damaging another shelf, so I now have a damaged shelf and had to buy better quality replacement pegs. Also, the back drop is made of a cheap paper material and does not even match the black on the rest of the bookcase. Big disappointment for the money.
April 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Minnemum Good Value for Price
We had a good experience with this bookcase, except for the color (supposedly ivory). The shipment arrived quickly via UPS and was undamaged. The box does weigh around 70 lbs., so you have to be prepared for that. This is a hefty piece for its size. Everything needed for assembly was in the box, including very clear, easy to follow directions. My husband said there were even a few extra hardware pieces added in, just in case they were needed. It took him about an hour to assemble it. The bookcase pieces fit together solidly and it sits evenly on the floor. The only complaint I have about this collection, that I couldn't discern from the photos online, is that the color is an off-white that is in the gray-green family. It is not a creamy off-white or ivory as I had expected, and I have to agree with other reviewers who have stated the distressed finish looks very amateurishly done. I would like the piece better without the distressing. Consequently, I plan to paint it this summer in a creamier off-white to match the desk and chair I bought from Home Depot from the Martha Stewart collection.
April 22, 2014