This light looks very good especially for the price point. It does not look cheap. My husband has changed many a fixture and it was no problem installing. The only small problem we had was lining the metal portion even with the shade. Once that was accomplished it looked great. Just enough light, not overpowering. I have it above a small kitchen table but I think it would be lost in a good sized dining room.
This light is a perfect blend of casual and traditional to fit our French Country decorating style. It arrived in perfect condition. Thank you to previous reviews and Customer Service Q&A we knew the metal pieces were separate from the actual drum shade as we wanted to paint the metal to change from bronze to a flat black to match our decor - An easy project if you are considering! Husband (a handy man with basic skills) was able to hang this without any problems. We also found, as a previous reviewer, that the metal cage that surrounds the drum shade, was a bit crooked after we hung but it was an easy fix by loosening/adjusting the screw hooks that hold it. We put the light on a dimmer and (again a shout out to a previous review) we love the distant pattern it makes on the ceiling! It provides decent light but I will say if you are looking for a very bright task light, the light from the 4 60 watt bulbs might lack for you.
I purchased this light fixture to replace a 12 yr old generic, builder grade dining room light fixture. I'm extremely pleased with it. It sits above a round glass dining room table, I think the roundness of the fixture compliments the table. It gives off a lot of light. It didn't take my husband very long to install it.