I've been looking for a chandelier like this for a while, so when I saw it available on Overstock for such a great price with good reviews, I was excited. However, when the package arrived I was shocked to find out the whole thing was in BITS and wires needed to be hard-wired! I had read that the chandelier needed constructing, but I wasn't expecting it to be to a point that a professional needed to do it. All would have been easier to understand if the instructions were easy to read and follow - but they seemed very generic (perhaps to a collection of chandeliers rather than relating to this one). I will be honest - I was about to give up all hope and immediately return the item. However, one of my good friends helped me and we phoned the number on the instructions and they turned out to be very helpful - they gave us some obvious advice (which should have been on the instructions) and we were able to put it together fairly quickly. I did end up spray painting the whole chandelier frame in a high gloss white finish to match my apartment decor and it really does look beautiful and a lot more expensive now it's finished! Overall I definitely recommend it, especially if you're looking for a beautiful center piece for a large room in your home, it looks wonderful in my loft apartment and I'm glad I purchased it! Pros - great value compared to similar products from home stores, looks beautiful once constructed, call center is helpful for installing it. Cons - material is a little cheap, takes a while to construct (with hardwiring etc) & instructions don't make sense (even to pros!)
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The material was a little cheaper than I expected, however, after seeing it constructed it looks a lot better and more expensive.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate