Rated 4 out of 5 by withoutanickname Black is not true black
I purchased two of the small benches to use as side tables. I am extremely happy with the size and style, as I've had a difficult time finding side tables that are not too tall for our sofa.
However, I am disappointed in the color. The black is not a true black, and it does not match the other black furniture in that room. I would call it charcoal or dark gray.
Other than that, they are exactly what I was looking for. The size is right, the assembly was easy and they are sturdy and standing up to constant use.
January 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by packlady best bench
I bought the larger bench last year . After assembling it (easy for a novice I did it in 30 min) I realized it was well constructed and strong. I found so many rooms that it was useful and attractive in , that I ordered another one this year.
January 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by EileenSB Great Bench
Super cute cottage or beachy bench, great quality. I'm using it as a coffee table in a small beachside cottage. Took my 15 year old son 4 minutes to assemble.
January 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by GreensboroLLBean Works as side table for La-Z-Boy
Our Mom needed a small side table to organize books and magazines next to her easy chair - this bench fit perfectly - big enough, but small enough to fit along the wall.
January 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by FbksLLBeanshopper Smart-looking bench!
I recently bought both this bench and the mission bench in the small sizes. I was a bit hesitant to buy this one as it's made in China (the mission bench was made in the US). However, the quality and design of this bench are fantastic. It was packaged very soundly and directions were easy to follow. It went together a lot better than the mission bench (to my surprise). I highly recommend this bench. Great quality for the money.
December 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Searchforqualityandvalue Exactly what was needed
I"m using the Painted Cottage Bench as a coffee table, and it looks great in my small apartment. Finally my guests and I can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while sitting on the couch!
October 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SFHappy Great Bench
I needed a bench/shelf for a bathroom. This fits the need. It arrived as stated in good condition. Fortunately, my husband can put this kind of thing together.
September 10, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Kwing Looked great.
I have this bench in the green and it was easy to put together and looked great. Just extremely dissappointed in how anything that touches it creates knicks and scratches. I love buying llbean furniture for the reason that it lasts but while the bench is still sturdy and functional, it is definately not appealing anymore.
July 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by OwlLady Items in this Cottage group easy to love
I purchased a small table and different bench from this Cottage series four years ago, and I can testify as to their ease of assembly and quality. When the table arrived, I had it assembled and in place before my husband got home from his Saturday errands. The finish on both pieces has survived several spills and normal wear and tear. Plus, because they are painted items, you can repaint them when you change your decor, which I have done.
July 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LighthouseLover17 Perfect!
I am using this as a bench and a place for extra shoes. It is even better quality than I imagined it would be and extremely easy to put together. Instructions said you would need two people, but I did it by myself! If you are hesitating purchasing this because of assembly, DON'T. You will not be disappointed.
January 21, 2014