Faux Leather Rectangular Storage Bench w/ Toile Fabric by Valerie
Great storage bench!
I needed a storage container for the bedroom and looked at QVC's selections and came across this delightful item. It's a 'Valerie' product, so I knew it would be great. I have many 'Valerie' pieces. I needed something for blankets and sheets and saw that this was the perfect size that I needed, that it was already assembled and it was on clearance, at a nice reduced price. Perfect...it serves it's purpose beautifully. LOVE!
I purchased both of these a year ago and I store my extra pillows and blankets in one. On the other one, I store my scarves and extra sweaters and yoga pants. The one hinge on the blue one for some reason got misaligned from me opening it a few times when it was new. It was probably defective when I got it and it finally gave up. Also, the indentation on both benches are stll have noticeable after a year. This item is still expensive although it is on clearance. I like the design on both.
Great Little Bench!
I love this bench. I bought it in the brown and have it at the foot of my bed. It is small, but holds a lot. I change out my bedspread/quilt set, about every six months and it holds the set not being used at that time including my decorative pillows and a small throw. I just bought another in brown for my daughter , she loved mine!
Beware of corner indentions
I bought the brown toile fabric storage bench. It is cute and very sturdy. I do not have the alignment problems that another reviewer mentioned. The bench makes a nice place to store extra throws in my guest bedroom. However, after over 2 weeks, the corner indentions on my bench are still present. I have tried smoothing the indentions out with no success. Other than the indentions, I am satisfied overall with my purchase at a clearance price; on qvc they discussed the indentions would go away after unpacking but this does not seem to be the case. It looks like they are going to be permanent. If you are a perfectionist and/or care about flaws in your newly purchased items, you may want to pass on this one. At full price, I would have definitely passed on buying if I knew in advance the corner indentions would not go away. QVC's quality control team needs to find a better packing method for these storage benches.
Great in Brown
The brown is deep and looks well in my walk -in closet. I use it to store extra hangers and to sit on to put on footwear. The most impressive part of this is the packing. I have bought several end tables recently from QVC. This chest on clearance has wonderful packing material. The Styrofoam corner guards are first wrapped in cardboard and good quality clear packing tape. NO STYROFOAM BALLS ALL OVER THE PLACE!
It is sturdier than the storage cubes that are currently all the rage.
Extremely pleased with the chests, ordered one of each color, when on a Lunchtime Special. They are so perfect, and very attractive. Using one in living room for slankets(brown) and one in bedroom for linen collection, tablecloths, doilies, etc.(blue) I need all the extra storage I can find and these are great!
Keeping it anyway
This is cute, but the quality is lacking. It misaligned very easily making the top obviously not line up. The pattern and box look just like the pictue right down to the indentation on the op corners. I had a particular use I needed it for and the dimensions were perfect...so, I will keep it, but I won't be ordering anything like it again.
If you order one....best of luck.
I was thinking about making this purchase for a while. I kept watching it and finally it went on easy pay plus free shipping. To be honest I feel like I could have gotten the same piece at kirklands for half the price. I have decieded to keep because I dont feel like going through the trouble of shipping it back. Don't get me wrong it's very cute, it's just not $150.00 cute.
I am using it for storage in the living room. It is super cute. It is bigger than it looks too. I got the brown and it blends with the decor nicely. Thanks Q & Valerie.
What a shock!!!!
When I opened the box and saw the quality of this bench I nearlly fainted! It is so beautiful and well made. I love it. I purchased curtains in germany and it is the exact print on this bench. Thank you, Thank you