Happy birthday America! Bring on the hot dogs, fireworks, and patriotic music! We’re celebrating American-made lighting here at Barn Light Electric during our 4th of July Sale by offering 15% off hundreds of indoor and outdoor lighting plus home décor products.
You can’t find custom-made lighting on the shelves of the big box stores, but you can settle into your comfy chair and create the perfect pendant, gooseneck light, or wall sconce with just a few clicks.
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The recent wave of hot weather on the East coast had me thinking that an escape to the cool mountains would be in order. Steamboat Springs is a popular wintertime destination with the ski crowd, but the Rockies are enticing any time of the year with warm-weather activities like rodeos, white water rafting, and hot air balloon rides to enjoy.
Tucked away in this northwest corner of Colorado, today’s Featured Customer built the vacation home of his dreams so that he and his family could enjoy the area year-round. Featuring a classic barn style with stacked stone and rustic wood siding, the new home was perfectly suited for American-made porcelain barn... Read More
When it comes to choosing the perfect ceiling pendant, it’s so easy to get completely wrapped up in two details — the style of the shade and the finish color. And of course, those two things are pretty important!
But when choosing a pendant light, you also need to consider the mounting. If your new pendant will be hung in a location that is subject to wet or even damp conditions such as a breezeway, screened-in porch, bathroom, or outdoor shower, you should choose a stem mount light. A stem mount light fixture, as defined in our Glossary, is one that features a metal pipe to hang the fixture from the ceiling. This metal pipe houses all electrical wiring... Read More
You may remember our post late last fall about an adorable guest cottage in the funky town of Patagonia, Arizona. Claire and her husband Ken had just finished renovating the little casita which has since become a popular spot for tourists looking to enjoy the history and culture of this beautiful area.
After Claire finished sprucing up the cottage with new furnishings, she turned her attention outside where she needed exterior lighting.
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In the early 1900’s, southern cities often sprouted up around local mills. In the area just north of Charlotte, North Carolina, the thriving mill district included the Highland Park Mill and the Mecklenburg Mill along with small local groceries, a barbershop and a dry goods store. When the mills shut down in the late ’60s, the area fell on hard times, but the creation of the Historic North Charlotte Neighborhood Association in 1986 began a revival that transformed the area, now known as NoDa, into a vibrant arts district full of galleries, restaurants, boutique shops, and award-winning breweries.
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One of the best parts about being a blogger for Barn Light Electric is that I hear about all sorts of great projects — new home builds, office overhauls, restaurant remodels, and renovation projects that take on a life of their own. Customers generously share their photos with us so that we, in turn, can share them with you to use as inspiration for your own projects!
Today we visit with Elizabeth who, along with her husband David, tackled the renovation of a 1949 bungalow in Ojai, California, a tiny rural town near Santa Barbara. They fell in love with the location and timeless charm of the cottage and set about modernizing yet protecting the roots of this... Read More