Ask and you shall receive! Okay, while we’re not magic genies in bottles (or even Mason jars, for that matter), we can work the occasional miracle. First, we started off by manufacturing classic, American made barn lights. It may not seem like much, but in a sea full of “Made in China” tags, we pride ourselves on our quality lighting choices.
And we’ve recently added to our growing selection of American made light fixtures. Undoubtedly, you are familiar with our Barn Light Indy Industrial Pendant. The classic, bare bulb pendant light is a fan favorite.Read More
If you’re one of many that has been browsing and perusing the Barn Light Electric website for quite some time now, surely you’ve noticed quite a few changes. From what started off as a little “Mom and Pop shop” type of website, we’ve made our pages more user friendly and added on so many different options. Surely, you’ve noticed the new layout and design, and perhaps even the icons on each product listing. Not sure what they mean? Hover over each image for an explanation!Read More
With this weekend begins the entertaining for the next few holiday months. Halloween parties galore are being hosted right now, with an unpredictable amount of ghoulish treats being served and consumed. How are you choosing to display your tricks and treats? Surely, you’ve arranged a setup worthy of Pinterest glory, complete with glitter glue spider webs and chalkboard paint designations. Some things are a little trickier to set up than the usual pretzels in a bowl. What you’ll need:Read More
Have you ever found yourself browsing through the Barn Light Electric website, and caught yourself thinking out loud about a few things? You’re not the only one, as we find many of our customers asking the same things. How did all of this get started? Where are your barn lights made at? Once they find out the answers, the reaction is generally the same as well: Wow, you really are a small business!Read More
When you browse through the portfolios of interior designers, everything almost always looks extremely well put together. Isn’t it amazing how some people can scout around their clients homes and find the perfect little knick knacks to create the best mantel or console table display? You can do this too! Here, we’re outlining a few key design rules of thumb that make decorating simple. This means that you can trick your guests into thinking that you brought in a professional designer to do the dirty work! For example, check out the photo from an episode of Dear Genevieve, featuring our Brewmaster Belt Driven Ceiling Fan.Read More
Today is officially the first day of Fall. Down here in Florida, we haven’t noticed much of Mother Nature making changes this time of year, but in northern parts of the country, we’re jealous of the fall foliage surrounding your areas! Fall is one of the most fun seasons to decorate for — it could be the warm colors or even the feel-good holidays. After all, who doesn’t love a good scare at Halloween or that giant turkey on the table at Thanksgiving.Read More
Mason jars are emerging all over the decorating circuit. From Mason jar wine glasses all the way to unique Ball Jar Pendants, these iconic pieces aren’t just for canning and preserving anymore! Don’t believe it? Just do a quick Google search for “mason jar crafts” and see the possibilities emerge!
The Mason jar candle is a little bit more time consuming than most other DIY projects, but probably the most rewarding! You can use these for a variety of options, maybe even a centerpiece at a rustic country wedding. What you’ll need:
One 12 oz. bag of wax flakes per jar
Dowel rods or wooden skewers
Start off by melting the wax over low heat. Keep in mind that it should never smoke, burn or boil. Stir throughout to ensure even consistency and temperature. While the wax is melting, center the wick in your Mason jars and secure them with the rod or skewer. Once the wax has completely melted, add in your scented oil and stir.
At this point, you’ll need to pour the melted wax into each Mason jar. It will take a while for the wax to cool completely, so kick back and relax. Turn on your favorite college football game and play the waiting game! Once the wax has cooled and hardened, remove the securing rod and snip the wick down to a safe length.
These Mason jar candles make great gifts, and are more personable than a standard store bought candle. Add some matching fabric over the top and secure with the lid. All you need now is a gift tag for that special someone!
Don’t forget to vote for Barn Light Electric in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards! You can vote once a day from now until September 24th. Check out our nomination page and vote today! Thank you!Read More
With our location in Titusville, Florida, we’re really at a prime place for local tourist attractions. To the east, we have Kennedy Space Center. To the west, there’s Orlando and it’s exciting theme parks, and just south is Miami and the Everglades. However, to the north is the world-renowned Daytona Beach International Speedway, the birthplace of stock car racing. This thrilling sport has grown exponentially across the globe, with a multitude of fans and viewers.Read More
We’ve got a long weekend ahead of us! Not only here at Barn Light Electric, but across the United States of America, people have big plans for the Labor Day holiday. This little project will cost you under $20.00, and is the perfect addition to your cookout and barbecue plans. There’s no doubt that your guests will be begging you how to make it, but this wreath is extremely simple to make. You can even change the colors up to accommodate ANY holiday! What you’ll need:
A foam wreath
Straight push pins
To start out, you’ll cut each sheet of felt into small squares and rectangles. No need to be perfect and meticulous here, variation is good! Once you’ve finished up cutting, section off your wreath as you please. I reserved the top left quarter for the blue felt, and estimated on the red and white stripes as I went. Once again, making perfect stripes the first time is not necessary — you can always pull out each felt square to make adjustments as you go.
In order to put the felt onto the wreath, simply make a fold diagonally, corner to corner. Do the same thing on the opposite corners. You should have a small triangle now. Take the folded point and put the push pin in here and into the wreath. Repeat this process around the wreath according to your color scheme. In order to pump up the patriotism, I added felt stars onto the blue portion. Feel free to customize your wreath with your own monogram and ribbon.
We can see this patriotic wreath being an instant hit for years to come. Imagine sitting around the table with your little ones in the winter time making a red, green, and white wreath. Surely, they’ll love the craft project, on top of the time spent with you!Read More
Second in our line up of DIY Decor for Your Home is the paint dipped silverware project. Even simpler and fail proof than our first project, the DIY framed chalkboard, this is another fun shabby chic project to jazz up your weekend. Sure, you could use these fun utensils on a day to day basis, however we like the idea of using them for those exciting special occasions. Think about it, who wouldn’t want to eat with red, white, and blue cutlery on the Fourth of July? It just doesn’t get much more patriotic than that! What you’ll need:Read More