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. Don’t 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
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.
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.
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!
I would recommend this, but I will say the metal leaves a very thin, Mine were ready to break when it got here. I can only hope they stay as they are for at least a few years. It is a pretty light. It was perfect for the theme in my kitchen. I will be adding paint to brighten it up, as it is mostly green.
Most of this has already been said. The colors are dull OLIVE green and dull BURGUNDY. I am off to find some acrylic paint and see if I can spruce this up. I thought that the color was one of the more charming aspects. Do not expect it to be accurate at all.
It would help to have miniature fingers when assembling. I made a start and will have my electrician friend help me finish.
The directions I received must have been at the end of the toner use. Some were entirely illegible and I am using a magnifying glass to see the others. All in all, the assembly seems intuitive so I did not experience assembly hell as others have described. Of course, I am not done! When all is finished, this should look fine but it sure is not giving me a "rush" of appreciation, like the picture does.
AND now it is ON SALE so I get to feel just a little ripped off.
If you love the overall shape and size, buy it. Just be prepared to receive something that seems to be a sad cousin of the lovely photo.
Previous reviews have stated difficulty in getting the chandelier level after installation. I had absolutely no problem at all. The ratchet tool included with the chandelier is useless however - I used a ratchet tool I have and everything went together in a snap. A truly beautiful piece of art.
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!
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My electrician had a mishap. I need a replacement globe/shade for this fixture. Can you provide contact info for the manufacturer?seafarer88 on Jun 13, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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