First, let me just say that we love the finished look of this chandelier. It is exactly what we needed in our morning room, fits over our table beautifully, and we have received many compliments on it. That being said, it was a pain in the keister to install. Wires were not color coded, which is not an issue if you know whether the ridged or smooth are the hot wires; the size of it made it awkward to install, and certainly a job for at least two people; it took much longer than necessary because of the size, lack of instructions, etc.; and it did not mount flush with our ceiling (in fairness, it could have been something with the bracket in our ceiling, but it doesn't look as if there is any other way to install it flush, even if our bracket was different). We had to take it up and down twice to get the wires installed correctly since the instructions were basically, "take out old light, install new one," and when the wires were finally in their correct places, the ceiling plate was about 1" or so away from the ceiling. We painted and rigged metal tube loop that we had around the house to make it look like part of the fixture, but it was very frustrating. As other reviews have stated, it can move since it is on a chain, but once you get it mounted the way you want, it shouldn't really be touched all that much. We have had no issue with the fixture moving out of place. Overall, we are very satisfied with the look, not so much with the installation.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes