This chandelier has garnered many compliments in our home. It is half the price of the Pottery Barn chandelier I was considering and looks remarkably similar. Darn near identical! It looks beautiful and I'm really happy with it. With the cheaper cost come a few draw backs: the assembly takes some time and and is a little tedious, but it was nothing my husband and I couldn't tackle. It took us a couple evenings to get it all together and installed. The plastic candle sleeves were pretty ugly, as other reviewers mentioned, but I just spray painted them cream. A couple of my crystals were broken, but there were plenty of extras. The chain with the cord laced through it is a little less glamorous than the high-end version, but really hardly noticeable. I would buy this chandelier again over the higher priced version.
You need to individually add the crystals which is time consuming but add them to the branches before connecting them. They provide extra crystals, which is good because some came broken. I wish they would have provided extra links, as I would have liked the chandelier to hang a little lower. Overall it is a beautiful chandelier and we are very happy with the purchase.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Matches the picture exactly
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Description is accurate
I received this chandelier very quickly, it is pretty much the exact same fixture I saw in somewhere else for less than half the price. I did come in hundreds of pieces but I enjoyed putting all the crystals on. Overall a beautiful chandelier for a great price, I haven't installed it yet but it seems pretty simple. I highly recommended this fixture for someone looking for a chandelier in the country rustic style.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Great
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. looks very expensive
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very ccurate
I contemplated this chandelier for over a year before buying. I am so happy I decided to purchase it! While the picture on Overstock always caught my eye, it does not do this light justice. The metal work is your standard bronzey brown color. I like that the cord is not noticeable through the chain it hangs from. We had it hung by an electrician so I cannot say how that went. I did spend a couple hours attaching all of the 165+ crystals to the chandelier after it was hung. Although it was time consuming, I found it therapeutic...just turned on some music and had quiet time. I spaced it over 3 days as your fingers will start to hurt from bending the prongs and pins. I am not usually into crystals, but these are not cheap looking. They also give you plenty of extra crystals and pins. The chandelier puts out a lot of light. I recommend a dimmer switch so you can have both bright and soft lighting. My least favorite part of the chandelier is the color of the candles. As the picture shows they are an orangey gold. They remind me of an old dirty antique or something from a haunted house. They don't really bother me unless I concentrate specifically on them. You could easily paint them though. All in all...if you are debating this light...just get it! It is so much nicer than the stuff I've seen in the box stores. It is also different and very romantic.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Spot on!
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Exceptional quality for the price!
I originally ordered this for my dining room. When it came I changed my mind and installed it in the bedroom instead. It is absolutely beautiful! The crystals add a bit of sparkle but not 'blingy'. I didn't like the color of the candle sleeves so I spray painted them ecru (easy). It took me a few hours to put the crystals on but it is easy with needle nose pliers. This fixture was more beautiful then I expected!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. looks expensive
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very
After agonizing over all the pieces to assemble, I finally tackled the project. It was so worth it. It looks beautiful! Each time I look at it I am happy I got it.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? It looked just like the picture
The chandelier looks great in the foyer. It really updated the look of my house. My friend hooked it up to a dimmer switch which I like a lot. It does take a while to put the crystals on, but I enjoy that sort of thing.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
I was hesitant to buy a chandelier I'd never seen in person. But I'm very glad I did. I put the chandelier together first before I added the crystals and honestly it looked like a tangled mass of metal sticks. But as I added the crystals it became more and more beautiful. Now I absolutely love it. I did not like the weird yellow/orange color of the candles so spray painted them and ivory white to look more like real candles. I also spray painted the pins that hold the crystals on black. Leave yourself at least 3 hours to put this together as each crystal is added individually. But it's worth it in the end and I'm glad I purchased it.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The metal isn't quite as dark as it appears in the picture. The candles are that weird yellow/orange
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Just as described
We had found a chandelier on line from a high end store and just fell in love with it. It was just what we were looking for,however it was over our budget. I decided to check out overstock.com and to my sursprise and delight I found the exact or almost exact same one on overstock for half the price. I ordered it and it came in less then a week. Delivered in perfect condition. We are very pleased with our purchase.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect, just what we were looking for.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Seems to be of good quality. My husband was pleased with it.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? It looks exactly like the picture.
I agree with all the previous reviews, this light is beautiful but a huge pain to put together, but well worth it. It is much cheaper and very similiar to another favorite store so it is worth the headache of assembling. The only thing is the plastic candles are a horrible orange color so I spray painted them a nice cream which completes the entire package. Easy to install.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
This chandelier was a great find for the money. It was nearly half the price of the same one that sells at the *********. I have to admit putting it together was a bit overwhelming at first...you have to individually hang each crystal and the pins they send you are silver so they will need to be painted...I recomment the metallic sharpies much simpler than paint and a brush. Once it's complete and hung it's GREAT. It really spruced up my dining room!
We are still not sure of the way the branches are secured onto the frame. The screws seem to strip when tightened. We were sent replacements. but one is still loose. My husband is taking it to work to see if anyone can soder them tight before we have to return it. We love the look and it is just like the ***** one for much less. We havent put on the crystals yet, which looks like a tedious job, but I am afraid the weight of them will loosen the branches even more. Hopefully we can fix the problem.
Terrible instructions, parts to arms are too many to allow screws to hold in place. Contacted manufacturer in China by email, they said ignore the instructions and use what was sent, but that doesn't work. Arms are moving all around and debating on returning or looking for a welder! I hate to return it because it is so pretty and half the price of *****
Wife loves this light fixture as is a bargain compared to the PB light. This is third one I've bought for different houses over many years. Assembly was tedious, but end product was worth it. Stunning fixture with a nice dark brown metal finish. Don't know when change was made, but current product (Feb 2015) is gold with some black glaze on it. Looks like antique brass. Wasn't what I expected or wanted. Unfortunately, I'm returning mine and looking for something different.
I fell in love with this fixture at Pottery Barn a year ago but couldn't justify the high price. I found this on overstock and decided to give it a try. After reading reviews, I knew it was going to come completely unassembled and planned on hours to put it together. I also wasn't sure I was going to like the color. The fixture is MUCH lighter than in the pictures, way too brassy for me. I ended up spray painting the fixture oil rubbed bronze and the candle holders french cream and LOVE it! I attached the crystals before assembly and it took about 3 hours. Best advice there, take your time and use craft size needle nose pliers to really get them tightly into the little "leaves". I then snipped off any wire that you could see protruding. My husband did a few but I relieved him as I am a little OCD. My husband is a phenomenal electrician and did all the wiring and hung it. It would have been nice to have it come exactly as we wanted, but a little TLC saved us over $300 and I now have my dream fixture in my dining room.