I fell in love with this chandelier from the moment I spotted it on Overstock's website. It was one of the first items I ordered for our new home and although it stayed packed up in our old apartment for more than month, I knew it was perfect. I bought items for our new home from a variety of websites, including one very popular name brand store with pretty high prices. I was delighted to find this EXACT chandelier on that company's site for almost twice the price! As some have noted in their reviews, it took me about an hour or an hour and a half to assemble it, but it wasn't beyond me. I am not an electrician, but I have assembled just about all of the furniture in our home. And it doesn't matter what store/website you buy something, there will likely be some kind of assembly for it (even if it's just screwing on the legs/feet). I suggest assembling the frame, have an electrician hang it, and then put on the glass baubles and light bulbs. One person talked about it being cheaply made. I don't agree. Yes, it's isn't heavy and solid like traditional wrought iron. If it were, it would be a MAJOR pain to hang from the usual type of ceiling found in modern homes. You would have to find a beam in the ceiling and that would severely limit where the chandelier could hang and thus might put you at odds with your dining table or other furniture in the room. The arms are hollow and painted. Trust me when I say, you—and anyone else who sees it once assembled—will never believe it to be cheap or low-quality, at all. It's lovely in our kitchen. We have a simple, small kitchen with a cathedral ceiling and this is what makes the room. Every single person who's seen it comments on how beautiful it is.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good match
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate