First as others have pointed out the instructions that came with this chandelier are very close to useless. However if you are moderately handy and understand how lamps and lights are generally put together you should have no problems doing this one. I took about 20 minutes to assemble it and another 45 to take down the existing light and install this one but Im an engineer and often make my own lamps as a hobby. Expect to spend at least an hour to 3 hours on this project. Even after installed it will require a bit of tweaking. Because of its handmade nature it will require a bit of balancing to get it close enough to plumb to be visually straight. I would recommend small lead weights, similar to those used for fishing, be placed inside the lamp area as needed to weight one side into balance. Structurally this is a very well made chandelier. Everything bolts together firmly and all the metal feels sturdy. I do not feel you would be likely to strip or break any part of it through normal assembly or use. Dusting and cleaning it however should be handles carefully. There are many bits that could snag and ruin the light. Once up it is absolutely stunning to behold. Bright and beautiful. The photo hardly does it justice. The colors are more subtle than the picture depicts and the hand blown glass is truly unique. Visually the effect of this light is dramatic. Dont underestimate it. If you are afraid of a little color in the room this is not the chandelier for you. If bright colors and a whimsical environment is your thing this will definitely liven up your room in an instant. I would recommend this to anyone moderately handy with an understanding of basic household electrical assembly.
The light requires assembly, which took about 30 minutes. Installing took another hour or so. It was easy to accidently bend the leaves under the globes, just have to be careful as I am sure if you bend them to many times they will break off. As mentioned above the globes are more yellow, which the light does have a yellow hue then. The chandelier is beautiful, we are using it in a large kitchen that also has a dinning table. So the room is pretty big. The chandelier gives off a lot of light. It would be nice if there was a matching single or double globe for over the sink/bar island. Overall the wife and I are very happy.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? light globes are more yellow than pictured
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality
I was disappointed once we got the chandelier put together and up, which was a job in itself. It was packed well from overstock,but the chandelier is very dark and drab being the frame is dark green instead of white. I would not have bought it if I would have known this. I have a dark kitchen to begin with, so this does nothing for my room. Very plain and the flowers dont show much at all when it is lit. Would like to have returned this but have put it up. A big job to take it down.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was totally different than the picture. It shows the frame as being white, when it is actually green on the whole base and the chain.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality was ok.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? The colors were totally different. It is not purple on the flowers, it is maroon.
This chandelier is constructed well and looks great in our dining room. I was looking for something different when we decided to update our old chandelier. The purple flowers are a burst of an unusual color and go well with our gold walls. We get a lot of compliments on it.
This is a huge disappointment: 1. The tulip glass holes don't rest on the base. The hole is too small. 2. The inside of the glass is covered in sand, which is impossible to clean. 3. The colors do not match at all. It is a dark green and burgundy, with none of the detailing in the picture. I had actually wanted fuschia and bright green to match a tropical theme. 4. If you were to bump the leaves, the metal is so thin, they would break off. 5. There were no instructions included. 6. The glass does not have the colors pictured, and the workmanship is very poor. The petals fold over on each other. 7. The shape of the flowers doesn't match the picture. Don't buy this!
This fixture has a beautiful and not-so-ordinary appearance. It is not too feminine and fits perfectly in my guest bedroom. It would look lovely in a kitchen, breakfast room, dining room, or bathroom. It has an expensive and substantial appearance. The coloring of the shades is a creamy frost texture and the fixture is matte mossy green with mustard golden tips on the leaves. The only white is in the stems of the purple flowers. I painted some purple accents, and added some purple, green, and clear crystal garland for more highlights--overkill perhaps, but suits my taste. This fixture would blend well with many types of decor. It is important to note that the shades are not white or clear in color. The mostly green arms/stems should not be a deterrent to purchasing this unique fixture, since a simple brush of paint can make it any color or add different color accents. I had to consult customer service because my contractor accidentally discarded the custom shades. Email customer service was excellent in assisting me to purchase replacement shades. Fortunately, my contractor found the glass shades at the dump, buried in trash but undamaged thanks to Overstock.com great packaging!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? color quite not as pictured, mostly a subdued green
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. well made, good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
this was the first time i was not 100% happy with the item i purchased from Overstock.com. But I still the item is worth the purchase price and have not seen anything else I like better.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Purple flowers are much darker and greens not as bright
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. decent quality for the price
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? except for the varaince in color accurate
I ordered this light and they sent the wrong one. A totally different color and style. They reordered the same light and guess what ....... they sent the same wrong light. Obviously the one pictured is not the one with the item # that they send. Customer service was very nice though and is refunding my money.
Do not buy it based on the website picture. After receiving, I noticed the color is very different, dark and ugly. At firt I thought if assembled and lighted, would looks better. However, after finishing the assembly and intallation, I regret my purchase. This is the first time I buy something from overstock which is different from the website information. I think customer service should take care of these issues!!! DO NOT BUY IT BASED ON THE WEB IMAGES>>>>>DECEPTIVE!
This chandelier is beautiful. I fell in love when I saw the picture of this and thought it would be perfect in my county style dining room. I read the reviews and warned my husband about what others said. He said to go ahead and order it. He cursed and sweated took it apart and started over at least once....and it is beautiful! Instructions were cryptic in some places. It took all Sunday afternoon to install and then we ran to the hardware store to pick up bulbs before they closed so we could see the finished design. Lots of light, perfect in my dining room! One of the flowers petal rings was lose so I added a bit of glue to hold it in place.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Sconces are beautiful
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
This chandelier is very charming. Be aware that iIt does come in pieces and it requires that you assemble it - including doing some basic wiring. It did take a few minutes to put it together, and the instructions were not very extensive - however I did not find it to be as difficult as many other reviewers made it seem. So far I am very pleased with it - although the flowers are more of a maroon/purple than the violet color they seem to be in the photo.
we hung this yesterday and it is like a work of art! Absoluley adds color and beauty to the dining room and it goes so well with all the other colors of my decor it looks like it was especially designed for me. a bit tough to assemble but well worth the effort if you want a beautiful light fixture with light floral touch and color. I LOVE IT!
I got this and several of the glass lantern things were shattered. After phone calls and a long wait (3 months!) I got replacements - also shattered! It simply wasn't worth the trouble to try and communicate with the company so I ended up donating it to the local place that fixes things and then donates them to people. It was so pretty but lesson learned - you get what you pay for!