This piece isn't as polished as I was hoping for. The metal frame is very simple and a little wonky (not completely straight. The crystals are also very average (they aren't cut and for the most part do not project a prism effect.) The instructions for hanging the crystals in the proper place are basically useless, so use the photo and your own intuition. There are LOTS of crystals to hang, so leave an hour or more to get it done. Also, it will chip your mani, ladies, so wait until after the crystals are hung to get your nails done. I have it hung in my medium sized walk in closet...it's just enough light, If it had another bulb, I'd prefer it. Also, it measures tip to tip 25" when hung with all the crystals...and without using any of the chain for length. I recall that the official description was a few inches shorter, which I would have preferred. It's up and I'm not going to take it down and return it, but overall I don't love it the way I wanted to. Hoping it (and the very formal look) will grow on me.
When first unboxing the chandelier, it was in a very raw-disassembled state and the directions are vague at best. However ... the parts were very well packaged and marked. Go in the order they recommend and it moves right along. I'm a 50 year woman and took it upon myself to even switch out the fixture with my existing fixture at the top of the staircase (first-timer) and it went perfectly smooth. The finished product is SO pretty. The larger chandeliers are of course so tempting, but sometimes the smaller "dainty" styling is just right ... and this is. The smooth crystals (not cut or beveled) add to its simplicity and cast lovely colors on the walls. In the day or lit at night, its beautiful. I'll turn it on just to look at it. For this price range, its an excellent purchase. Overstock.com delivery was very fast (two days) and very well packaged. Thank you!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact match
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. For this price range, the styling and construction is very fine quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
I've wanted a chandelier my whole life and finally bought a little townhouse to put one in! I needed something smallish for my tiny dining area so the word "dainty" caught my attention. It's perfect. I got it four days after I'd ordered it, It took about an hour to install and hang all the crystals, and it's not overwhelming or "gaudy", which my boyfriend thought it'd be. I couldnt be happier.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly what I expected
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. It seems well-made to me.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? right on
Dainty is an accurate description. I used 40w bulbs and it really lights up a small path from bedroom to bath. Perfect for my apt. Looks very rich.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very good
I love this thing. The frame was a little wonky, but you can't tell at all once the crystals were hung. My husband installed it in about 30 min and said it was not hard. I made the mistake of adding the crystals after he had hung it--which required about an hour on a ladder staring into a bright light bulb. Don't be like me--put the crystals on first!! I followed the picture on the website to put the crystals on and it looked fantastic. I think the little connector "crystals" are actually plastic, but once again you can't tell once it is all together. 4 60 watt bulbs give off good light. I have it in a walk in closet and I can see very well. I probably wouldn't put it in a super high traffic area because the flaws might be more apparent, but for my closet it is exactly what I wanted!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. the metal frame was a little bent. the crystals are not super high quality, but fit for the price
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
The design of this chandelier is pretty and it is just the right size for over the master bath soaking tub. I like the quality of the crystals but I had the same problem that others mentioned about the bent frame. We were never able to get it completely straight, but I noticed that once the crystals were hung the weight helped straighten things out a bit. Over all the frame problem is not noticeable and I am keeping it.
I used this light for my pantry. It's the perfect size if you are looking to light a small area. It was very easy to assemble and was easy to hang. This light would also work very well in a closet or small room. Although it is very bright I wouldn't recommend it for large spaces or rooms.