I bought this fixture and really like it! It was well worth the money. It is simple yet elegant. The shades are a linen/beige color and very neutral. If you can install a ceiling fan you can install this light. My husband had no trouble at all!
Once the fixture was installed, it looked good. However, the ordeal to assembly and wire the fixture was a nightmare. Eventually hired a professional who found the assembly to be difficult. One light shorted out after 3 days. Again, professional was called back to repair which added to the cost. The lampshades originally looked good. Began with lower wattage light bulbs than recommended. But after 3-4 weeks the glue on the shades became discolored. Now looking to replace shades. More cost! The fixture looks good but this was more of an ordeal (hiring professional), time consuming and added purchases than I had anticipated.
This light would be fine to update a home for staging but I would not be happy with it as a permanent fixture in my home. The shades were the nicest feature, but I would suggest they are more ivory than gold as the description states. Assembly was not fun, there are a lot or parts. But it's not rocket science, I had it together in less than an hour. The arms would not tighten and the overall quality was not good, but Overstock customer service was great and accepted my return with no problems. I had ordered this to use with the Iron 8-light chandelier. That light was much higher quality and I would have kept it except that I wanted the lights in the 2 rooms to be the same design. If you're trying to decide between this and the 8-light, spend the extra money and get the 8-light, it's much higher quality.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color was accurate.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality was not good.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Ok, however the shades were more ivory than gold.
Not too hard to assemble and install, took about 2 hours total. Swapped out the candle drip covers with dripless ones that we bought elsewhere. Has a simple *** style to it that goes with the rest of our decor. We love it.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
This light is not as difficult to put together as others would have you believe. Maybe you'll spend 15 minutes if you're handy at all. One thing of particular note is the requirement of "E12" bulbs-I'd like to save everyone else the hassle of questing for them-just buy CANDELABRA base bulbs-they have the tiny screw end and can be purchased anywhere including the grocery store. We used (5) 40 watt bulbs and the dining room is incredibly bright. I love this fixture and would recommend it to anyone. Didn't give it 5 stars because we wasted a day and a tank of gas looking for those "E12" bulbs.
It wasn't until after my order was completed did I notice the "assembly required" note. Luckily for me, my husband is an electrician. It took two adults over 45 min. to assemble this and it was no easy task. Had I known then what I know now, I would've chosen another chandelier in a heartbeat. Don't do it to yourself.
We needed a light for the dining room. The room is pretty large but the table is more narrow than the standard table (3 ft). The rule of thumb to go half the width of the table would look too small for the room, so we got this one hoping the light, openness of it would work and it does! It took a couple hours to put it together and some adjusting to get the light balanced (an easy adjustment to spread and tighten the 5 arms out but takes 2 people) perfectly but the result is worth it. There is a black cord along with a silver ground wire that we looped through the chain. We also used some black flat paint (acrylic worked fine) to take the shine off the ground wire and now you really can't see it. For the money, a good light! The shades are a deep ivory which is what we wanted too. We used regular candleabra bulbs and installed a dimmer.
This fixture came un assembled. If we had no electrical experience we would have had to return it due to assembly difficulty. The braded metal detailing should go all the way up to the base of the light fixture, instead it is about 1 inch short. Makes the fixture look cheap!
Hello leonous, the wire is approximately 45 inches long. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 23, 2013
is this item designed to be used with or without the lamp shade? I love the shape of the piece and am not interested in a chandelier with lampshades....kk52 on Jul 16, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello kk52, Yes this item designed to be used with or without the lamp shade. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 23, 2013
We are unable to disclose the manufacturer of some of our products; however, Overstock.com stands behind every product we sell. When necessary we can contact suppliers if a product issue arises.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 11, 2013
My builder has installed this fixture in the home we are building. Can it be used without the lampshades? Or is there another bulb or something that could be used instead? And is there a matching Foyer light to go with it?debin18 on Jul 23, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Yes, you may use it without the lamp shades. There are multiple choices of bulbs for chandeliers.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 24, 2012
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