The lamp works well in my small room, and does double duty as a display shelf. The lampshade is hardbacked, and slightly off white, but substantial.The style is fresh and unexpected, and goes well with the room's eclectic retro design. I'm very happy with this purchase.
Was very worried when looking at the review but still bought it anyways. It got to my house within 48 hours. Assembling took around 5 minutes; it was only putting on the shade, the bulb, and plug into outlet. When put in my living room, it was very sturdy, huge (but fits my room perfectly), and it made my room prettier than it ever was. Very very happy with Overstock.com's buying process!
Great look and functional with shelves but after assembly is shaky and unstable. I would disassemble it and glue the various elements for more stability but am afraid it would not reassemble properly. A real shame as the style and function are perfect.