Steel - Under 3 Star - Crystorama & Madison Park - Home Decor
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Sat Jul 25 00:00:00 MDT 2015Anyhoo2 Rating:4.0
I read reviews of this fixture before I bought it that comment on the high quality of the fixture. Compared to fixtures I've purchased at the 2 big box home improvement retailers, it is generally of higher quality. The diffuser is glass, not plastic, the coloration/coating of the diffuser is even, and the paint job on the tubular steel is smooth and consistent. However, compared to a similar light fixture I pulled out of my mother's 1945 house and have moved with me several times, it is not so good. The diffuser on my 1945 fixture is made from white glass, not painted glass like this fixture. I wonder how long that paint will hold up before it yellows, or peels, or gets scratched. My 70 year old diffuser still looks like new. The wiring on my old fixture is copper, this one appears to be wired with aluminum. The metal work on my old fixture is a heavy gauged, burnished metal that is still lustrous and shows no wear all these years later. I doubt the paint that coats the tubular metal on this fixture will last like that. Enough said there - they really don't make 'em like they used to. Just know that the quality of this fixture is better than you would find in the cheapest fixtures, but it's not what I would consider high quality, and considering it cost 5x the amount you might pay at a big box store, I think it should have been even better quality. Other reviews complained that it was difficult to install. It's not the electric connection or installing the base that is difficult. It is the diffuser. Someone else has to hold the sleeve and washers in place while someone else screws the nut in place that holds the diffuser to the base. It wouldn't be such a big deal to have someone else present, except I anticipate having to go through this exercise monthly. The top of the diffuser (the part that faces the ceiling) is open. That means moths and insects attracted to the light will die and lay in the bottom of the diffuser creating shadows at the bottom until that debris is removed. It fits so closely to the ceiling, I expect I won't be able to vacuum that debris out, or even blow it out - I think the diffuser will need to be removed about once a month, cleaned of dead bugs, then reinstalled. That's a design issue. If you are going to have a fixture susceptible to accumulating dead bug debris, you should have designed it so the diffuser could easily be removed and reinstalled. Another reviewer commented that the diffuser was slightly yellow and blocked too much light. I disagree there. The diffuser is a soft white. When 2700K CFL's are on, yes, the diffuser takes on a yellowish glow. If you want it to appear whiter when it's illuminated, use 3500K CFL's. I personally would avoid 5000K bulbs - those so-called daylight bulbs look like an alien autopsy to me. The diffuser blocks no more light than any other diffuser. Yes, it blocks some light, but that's the drawback of softening or diffusing direct light. The fixture is better than some in that arena - since it is open at the top, a lot of direct light streams out illuminating the ceiling just above the fixture and that, in turn, provides a lot more indirect light below. Also on the upside, this fixture looks absolutely great in my kitchen. Most flush mounts don't accommodate four 60-watt bulbs (you might get 3) so it throws out plenty of light. I have 8 ft ceilings, but this fixture has a shallow profile, so it doesn't extend down too far. I got the extra large fixture, and I love the almost oversized look it has. Instead of looking too big or maybe overwhelming for the space, it actually adds an artistic, almost sculptural quality, but it does that somehow without dominating the room. Really a decorator-looking touch, although it happened by accident. For that reason alone, I recommend this fixture, and if you are torn between the large size and the extra large, spend the extra money and go for the extra large - I think you'll be glad you did.
Tue Dec 09 00:00:00 MST 2014verinia12 Rating:5.0
I purchased this stainless steel Arc lamp for my boyfriend for his birthday. He wanted an Arc lamp for his living room and although we looked around, we could not find one reasonably priced with the long reach he needed. I researched online and found this one on Overstock and after reading the other reviews decided it would be the right choice for the right price. I had it shipped to me because it was a surprise for him and it arrived within the delivery time frame. It came in 3 boxes - 2 were taped to each other and the other was the black marble base. The box w/the base was extremely heavy and I'm glad it was as this assured me the fixture would stay in place and not topple over. When he opened the boxes, the marble base was intact with no chips. The stainless steel lamp shade is lovely and when lit, the holes on top of the shade project light to the ceiling but not so much that it makes you dizzy. The reach was what I was really concerned about as he needed at least 6 - 7 ft from the base and this Arc lamp fit the bill perfectly. He put it together in 20 minutes without any problems. He's very happy and so am I!
Fri Nov 07 00:00:00 MST 2014ylynn Rating:5.0
I had to write a review on these rugs, they are so wonderful, I bought the dark grey(steel) in a 3x12 and 2 of the 2'6" x 8, I am using these rugs in my kitchen, I have created a u shape, the largest one running down my aisle between the sink/island and the smaller ones butting up to this large one forming a u shape, oh my it looks fantastic, I do have dark wood floors, dark wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, this has created a very sophisticated elegant look and so very comfortable to walk on, very plush, the background is a light to medium grey and the design in darker grey it does lighten up my dark kitchen.
Fri Jun 14 00:00:00 MDT 2013drsatine Rating:3.0
This floor lamp is a beautiful purple as advertised although the bulbs beneath the shade are very shiny--almost like Xmas tree bulbs. I'd actually describe the color more as a plum/purple than a true purple. There is a short cord to connect to a wall outline; there is NO line switch. The lamp pole and base are stainless steel not black, as advertised. This shouldn't detract from anyone's decor but to say the lamp has black features only applies to the top of the lamp where the bulb screws in. There is no harp or decorative finial, although this wasn't promised anyway. The description says the lamp is a 1-light lamp. This depends on how you interpret 1 light. The lamp only takes one BULB but when I turned the switch on the lamp sociket, there clearly were 3 positions. I wouldn't be afraid to put a 3 way bulb in the lamp as long as the maximum wattage is 100. It's a very nice lamp for the price but the description isn't quite accurate.
Fri May 08 00:00:00 MDT 2015Anita S. Rating:5.0
I purchased 3. They are really nice looking pendants. The cork is warm and nice lit or unlit. The cork on one pendant had a dark ring that wasn't as nice as the others, but fortunately we had two over counter and one over sink....it is a natural product, so to be expected probably.
Sun Jan 18 00:00:00 MST 2015my3boys Rating:5.0
I bought this rug for my family room after I returned one from ********* that shed like crazy and looked like a pulled mess after one vacuuming. This one feels thicker and seems to me to be a much better quality. I looks great after I vacuum it and I don't have to empty my Dyson 3 times like with the ** one. The blue is true to the picture and is exactly the color I wanted - a slate/steel blue. Did I mention the ** rug cost $*** more? Great buy!
Wed Apr 02 00:00:00 MDT 2014sybille0303 Rating:5.0
U like other products I have never seen or inspected the original " Dandelion" which costs close to 3 K. Anyways- this one from Overstock comes in very thin steel (?) all folded up- so YOU have to bend the single grands into position. Think first what u want to do since the material is very thin and looks as if it would break when it is bent too much back and forth because u want to correct the position. Mine looks great and I love it. I had to buy a " warmer" light bulb because the light was too cold. I have the silver one and it looks great in a modern setting.
Sat Sep 19 00:00:00 MDT 2015Linda C. Rating:5.0
I ordered the mauve pillow to add a pop of color to the Madison Park Crawford comforter set. The set comes with 3 grey/silver pillows so the mauve was just what it needeed. Good quality and just the right color!
Wed Dec 25 00:00:00 MST 2013kapsu Rating:5.0
Such a great area rug. We love how it looks: Luxurious. Shimmering.Playful, funny. Nice metallic light gray. Goes well with stainless steel etc. Easy to vacuum. I have 3 cats, and it's easy with pet hairs, you can't see them as on some other type of rugs. The only thing I did not like was the weird smell when I opened it. But it got away after few days. Great price compared to look.
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