This chandelier is exactly as it is pictured. It is a matte black and the glass is a frosted white. It looks great once it is hung. The only reason I give the workmanship 4 stars is that the paint could potentially come off if scratched while being put together. It's not really sandblasted on, but does have that appearance. The box does come with white gloves, and I would suggest wearing them while assembling. Of course, once the fixture is hanging, there is little chance that the paint would get scratched. The assembly and installation are not difficult, but the instructions are not great-more pictures than words. If you are not someone with electrical experience or you have not done much home improvement work, you may need some assistance. Overall, I think it is a great value. I looked at several home improvement stores and could not find anything that looked as nice for anything near the price I paid on Overstock. I am very happy with the purchase.