If you recall, I had a few front runners for the bedroom chair. Your comments convinced me going with a solid versus a print was the way to go. So that narrowed it down to three choices - the Ikea, the Target or the JcPenney.
I'm sure you already know I'm a huge fan of Target. Design to the masses as a reasonable price. What could be better? I really do love that store and go into a semi trance when I enter its hallowed halls. Unfortunately, this was a web only item so I had to go on faith. I googled it before ordering but found almost no third party reviews so I took a gamble.
I don't often do detailed review posts here but since there were none out there I think it might be helpful for those looking for more info so here is my take on the chair.
Let's start with the good stuff.
It arrived very quickly. Much more quickly than promised by Target.com. Once it was out of the box and layers of wrapping, it was very easy to assemble. Stick part a into part b, a few nuts and bolts and twist ands turns later and it was done. Really like not like having spend hours putting something together. And overall, it looks pretty good. I think the photograph is a very fair representation of the item. The material is exactly what I expected it to be in terms of quality, etc. Its stylish without being too trendy - exactly what I wanted. And lastly, it doesn't scream "I'm from a discount chain!!".
And now onto the not so good stuff.
After I posted I had ordered it, Nikinikinine commented that the chair was really small. That made me worried but part of me thought to myself 'that might be good because I don't have a lot of room in there'. Well, she was 1000% correct in her description that its surprisingly wee. Like really short. The overall measurements are included in the description but the seat height is not so its somewhat misleading. If I had known just how low to the ground it was going to be, I would not have ordered it. Particularily with a high bed, it doesn't look quite right to me. Not completely crazy somehow off.
Another note on quality, the finishing is very raw. I didn't expect high quality work here but I also didn't expect there to be a tear in the fabric or staples showing. Its not terrible b/c the tear and the staples are only on the undersides and where the back and seat meet. Still, this is pretty poor workmanship. Affordable shouldn't mean cheaply made! And really, at $250, its not exactly free!
And lastly I'm a bit dissapointed in the pillow. I like the pattern - the problem is the colors. While the chair fabric is a stark white, the pillow fabric is black on off white. I know, its a minor thing but again, there is really no reason for it. Use a black on white pattern OR make the chair fabric slighly off white. Just because I'm cheap, doesn't mean I'm blind. Again, not a big deal, the pillow can be changed but its all these little things that add up to feeling its just not worth it.
With the exception of the height, I would have been pretty pleased with how it looks. So I don't think I'll return it for its short stature alone. It might not live in the bedroom for the long haul though, I'm still thinking that one over. Overall, I'm feeling a bit let down by the purchase so I can't whole heartedly recommend it. This might be the first time I've felt that way with a Target purchase. I guess the honeymoon is over.
In other news, I just ordered the canvas prints I planned to put over the chair. They should be ready in the next week or two. You can bet I'll be posting about those when they arrive.