We installed this chandelier over the weekend and it was not fun. The problem is that the fixture is designed to hang from a chain. Anything that hangs from a single point has a tendancy to move - there's nothing stabilizing it. This doesn't work when you have a rectangular shaped fixture. Also the fixture is so large that there is no need for a chain unless you have a vaulted ceiling. Because of both of these issues, we ened up reworking the fixture so that it hangs right from the first face plate to which the entire fixture hangs. This was not easy and it still needs some fine tuning. Luckily my husband is handy and patient and was able to make it work. Because we needed to put it up and take it down so many times, the paint has chipped and needs to be touched up. Also the shades are not linen as described. They're an off-white fabric. O.K., but I'll replace them over time. Overall disappointed in this item.