We were inspired by the folks at Northworks Architects and Planners when we discovered their beautifully refashioned Michigan barn home. While their innovative redesign has function and style in mind, it is evident that they cared about the history and integrity of this barn structure. With our roots sinking deeply into barn and farmhouse aesthetics, this space resonates with us. This Style Me Sunday we’re combining some of our favorite rugged vintage lighting and industrial farmhouse accents that will give your home, apartment, or loft a warm and historic barn ambiance.Read More
When we talk about home décor, it’s often from a woman’s perspective. But what happens when the man of the house wants a say in the decorating decisions? Depending on the man, you could end up with a pool table on the patio, a dartboard in the kitchen, and a PGA limited-edition golf ball chandelier in the bedroom. For Father’s Day, give the men in your life a nudge in the right direction with some trendy Industrial Decor from Barn Light Electric!Read More
Just in case you haven’t noticed, there’s been a population explosion of late that begs for our attention. Thrift stores with names like Second Hand Rose or New to You are popping up everywhere along with vintage shops and industrial decor showrooms. No matter where you live, the industrial trend has taken off gathering up new converts like Billy Graham at a 1950s tent revival.
Here at Barn Light Electric, we too love the idea of taking something old and giving it new life much like our line of Vintage Barn Lighting. And what better complement to one of these beautiful antique lights than some industrial furniture in the same space? Take this industrial factory cart for example. It’s loaded with vintage treasures like a discarded tackle box, an old dish drainer, and vintage soda crates that hold odds and ends. And the rolling cart keeps all these pieces tidy with the mobility to move where you need it or simply out of the way! We offer a smaller factory cart called The Armory Vintage Industrial Work Station. This 100 percent American made cart features reclaimed steel, salvaged local wood, and industrial grade cast iron wheels. This heavy duty cart can take on any number of jobs from mobile kitchen island or microwave cart to printer station or craft table.Read More
Posted by on May 17, 2010 | 0 comments
Nestled in the hills of West Central Georgia is the Williams family â€“ Jeremy and Jennifer and their two children, 8-year-old Josie and 6-year-old Jacob who was diagnosed at birth with Spina Bifida. Shortly after Jacobâ€™s birth, Jeremy visited a doctor after noticing trouble moving his hand. After three grueling years of testing, Jeremy was diagnosed with Lou Gehrigâ€™s disease; a fatal, progressive disease affecting nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, which ultimately interferes with muscle movement. For now, Jeremy is able to still work and move around, but soon enough, he too will be confined to a wheel chair.
The Williamsâ€™ home is anything but fit for two members to move about freely in wheel chairs. For now, Jennifer is able to carry 6-year-old Jacob throughout their small house, but as he gets older, that will become impossible. With a sinking foundation and walls infected with mold from a leaking air conditioner, it is easy to see the Williams are in desperate need of an extreme home makeover!
When Barn Light Electric got word of this weekâ€™s theme, there was no doubt that we would be on board – who better to call for a Country Farmhouse than Barn Light Electric! Our unique lighting can be found all over the new Williams home â€“ the kitchen, living room, and multiple bedrooms. In addition to lighting, we also provided one of our authentic 1890â€™s industrial factory carts for the outdoor patio.
Josie got some of our coolest lights in her bedroom â€“ yellow Radial Wave Vented Shades. They accent perfectly over her hayloft themed desk and bed. Typically our 10â€ Galvanized Angle Shades are used outdoors to light up storefronts and signs, but with a little creativity, the Williams new wall of family photos is now highlighted using these lights. To see even more of our products used on this episode, check out Extreme Makeover Home Edition online at abc.com – you’ll find photos, unseen videos, and products used throughout the home. Welcome home Williams family, welcome home!Read More
Posted by on Mar 22, 2010 | 0 comments
(Photo above shows factory workers utilizing industrial carts)
If you’ve ever wanted to own a piece of history, our original Industrial Factory Carts might be just the item for you. During the turn of the century, the Industrial Revolution brought on massive changes, and eventually changed the way the entire world looked at manufacturing. Herds of workers flocked to the cities looking for jobs, and products and textiles instantly went from being slowly hand made, to being mass produced in mere hours. In order to transport boxes, fabric, parts, or supplies across the factory floors, workers would often use this original style of factory carts.Read More
The fact something could be so well built that it survived a century of heavy abuse and wear is a testament to the original craftsmanship of Industrial Factory Carts. As discussed in a previous post, we explored the rich history of these restored carts and the materials that caused them to last as long as they have. Each cart has been meticulously restored to bring out the natural wood finishes and showcase the reconditioned original hardware. The durable materials and construction make these carts versatile pieces of furniture that can be used as coffee tables, displays, garden carts, and a stylish means for storage. The industrial age has past, but what it left is a true piece of functional art that fits perfectly in lofts, beach houses, lake houses, hunting lodges, or country homes. The timeless appearance of our Antique Industrial Factory Carts will add a piece of history to your home and provides a focal point to any room.