You shouldn't have to make amendments to install a $100+ flush-mount light fixture.
After buying and installing the matching vanity light, I ordered this one right away. Total disappointment. The style matches the vanity light I bought, that's the only thing good I have to say about it. When you spend over $100 on a flush-mount light, you expect a degree of quality and user friendliness. The $30 light I replaced was of better quality and design. Maybe I just got a "bad egg" but the bolt that is threaded on both ends (Part "P") for mounting the bulb cover to the base was either an 1/8" too long or the nut/cap that goes on the end (Part "U") wasn't threaded deeply enough so that the decorative washer (part "T") dangled loosely. I had to use one of the nuts from my old fixture to fix the problem of it dangling. In addition to that, the old fixture I had before only required removing 3 parts in order to change the light bulbs (end cap, decorative washer to hold the globe, and the globe itself). This fixture has 6 things to remove to change a lightbulb, 7 if you count the nut I had to add to the fixture to secure the part I mentioned (end cap "U", decorative washer "T", included nut "S", washer "V", another large washer that supports the globe "R", and the globe "Q"). I would have returned it but it was such a pain to install in the first place that I didn't want to take it all back apart and box it back up. I get frustrated every time I look at it, but hopefully that will pass and hopefully I won't have to change a bulb for a very very long time! At least it matches the vanity light that I really do love.