Our family has fought over this floor lamp. My original intent was to dress up a rather traditional living room, but my tween daughter decided it was a great lamp for her bedroom update. I see a price reduction since I bought it. If considering, just get it. You wont be sorry.
My husband put this lamp together. Didn't take him long to do. He said the threads did not line up completely so there is a small space that had to be left b/t two of the glass balls. It is not noticeable but I did notice that the lamp does not appear entirely straight which may be due to issue with the line up mentioned. It's still pretty though.
I ordered two of these and love them -- in fact, I ordered a third one today! The base is nice and heavy, which is a quality I was looking for, because I needed something that my cats won't knock over. The lamps were well packed so that the shades did not get damaged. Unlike other reviewers, I'm happy with the shades and don't feel that the fabric looks "cheap." Maybe it's because I've had paper shades in the past, but these look just fine to me. I'd give the product five stars, or at least 4 1/2 if that were possible, but I have to take off a star because the lamp does tend to lean a bit. It's probably the nature of the stand being in several pieces, but it isn't quite perfect. I'd still highly recommend it, though! Very pretty with the way the glass spheres reflect the lamp's surroundings.