This is one sexy bench. It looks just like the picture. All you have to do when it arrives is attach the feet. I love the way the hinge works. The bench can be placed right up against the wall and the lid still opens fully. In my sunlit bedroom, the brown is just about the color of melted chocolate ice cream. Again, just like the picture. It's easy to move (unless you fill it with bricks!); doesn't weigh much. A very satisfied customer here.