Don't be afraid of attaching the crystals. I have rheumatoid arthritis and I did it and it was not a big deal, as someone else said you get your own little system going and it is not bad at all. And the effort it worth it! For the price it is a glamorous statement. Is a bit larger than I thought but all in all I really like it!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very Good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very Good
After reading the reviews I decided to go with this light instead of the similar, more expensive version from Pottery Barn. After arrival and assembly, I think I have made a mistake. I guess you get what you pay for. The light came with rust spots all over and assembly was annoyingly tedious. Once assembled the light does look decent from a distance. I called customer services to see if they had paint to touch up the rust spots. They did not, but offered me a whopping $** refund to make up for it! Not sure what I will do at this point but just wanted to warn all others interested in purchasing this light.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Similar except for rust spots!
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Cheap
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Somewhat accurate
The light itself is beautiful and portrays awesome shadows in the evening. However, the quality of the light was extremely cheap. The crystals were cloudy and cracked around the hanging holes. The "metal" looks like plastic that has been spray painted. I returned the light after a week.
i love the light. looks just like pottery barn but much cheaper. it took a bit of work to get it up as we have very high ceiling in the entry way where we put it but i love it. sometimes when i get up in the morning and it is still dark i turn it on just because it is so pretty.
Even more beautiful in person! Easy to install but details in construction are a little of a pain but it is worth it! My only complaint is there was not enough hardware included to install the crystals or I would of given it a 5. Arrived quick and in excellent condition.
Absolutely beautiful. Was not fun putting together though. Took about 2 hours but once you figure out what to do it goes faster. I took another person's advice on here and did the top row first which is the hardest then went to the bottom and worked my way up. This way the beads don't get in the way.
Was excited to find this knock off version another major retailer's chandelier. When it arrived the packaging was dented. Some of the styrofoam in the inner packaging was broken and had been taped to hold it together. My guess is that the chandelier had been returned by someone else. We didn't bother to take all of the chandelier out of the box. The top of the fixture that connects to the chain looked cheap. Very light weight and the finish looked like cheap metal that you find on kids toys. Major disappointment. We returned it and were issued a refund with no problems. I ended up purchasing the real version of this chandelier, paid $***+ but I'm okay with that. The real version looks amazing in my dining room.
Although I agree with some reviewers that the finish isn't wonderful (it's not brushed nickel, but rather a painted silver finish), that isn't a deal breaker for me. And I wouldn't call it "matte" as in the product title as it has more of a satin finish. The finish is more than adequate and is not chipping off or thinly painted. It actually looks better than I anticipated after reading some reviews on here. The product came well packaged and no crystals or other parts were damaged. Considering the ** version costs $***, I think this is a great chandelier. I like that it has a variety of crystal shapes like the PB version vs. the one from the blue Big Box store where all of the crystal pieces are teardrop shaped. I feel that this adds to a more refined look and makes it look considerably more like the "real" PB version.
I wanted an elegant chandelier for my bedroom. This was perfect. The installaction was a b***h. Lots of crystals, start from the bottom "rung" and work your way up otherwise the crystals are in your way if you start from top and go down. It is time consuming but I did it myself and took about 1.5 hours, it's not difficult just a pain in the neck (literally, as you have your arms up hooking the little staples and crystals for all that time). Totally worth it for the look. I love it.
I was a bit nervous about buying this chandelier after reading reviews but I am so happy I did indeed purchase it. Everyone said it took a very long time to attach all the crystals but it only took me about an hour. My husband hung the chandelier then I got on a step ladder and attached the crystals. I did follow the advice of se by attaching the first row of crystals first which was absolutely the hardest row. I also put the bulbs in before! The chandelier is absolutely gorgeous in our dining room. My husband says, "it adds a touch of class" and he's absolutely right. It's stunning and I am so happy to have it up before the holidays. This is a great purchase for the $! If you love ***** ***** and the look of their products you will love this!!!
I was going to buy the exact chandelier on Pottery Barn, but way too expensive, I came to Overstock and read the reviews and everyone was saying the same thing about Pottery Barn and were very satisfied with the light. The crystals are very heavy and solid. It took me over 1.5 hours to put the crystals on. I would suggest needle nose pliers to help with holding the thin opening of the O ring into the small hole. Also suggest add the crystals from the bottom up, the other way the crystals get in the way. The top row was agony, not a lot of room, but the needle nose pliers look great. I added a small ceiling medallion at the top and it looks incredible. For the value, it's a great light. I also added a dimmer because the 4- 40 watt bulbs make it bright and it's nice o have an option. Buy the light....you will not regret it.
I've had this fixture for over 2 years now and am SO impressed. I've received so many compliments and everyone assumes it's the Pottery Barn version. Luckily this is just a fraction of the PB price. I was initially concerned about it needed cleaned and we haven't had to clean it once yet. Still sparkles and no noticeable dust. My husband put the fixture together and it did seem a bit cumbersome taking quite some time to get each individual piece on the hooks. We have ours hanging in a viewable spot from the front of the house and when you drive up to our house it looks absolutely amazing through the window. I highly recommend! Instantly makes a boring room look fantastic!