Spring is lurking just around the corner and you’re getting the itch. Not the allergy kind. It’s more of the itch to give your home a fresh look. And two of the most powerful options at your disposal, even if you’re not an avid DIYer, are color and lighting. So let’s breathe some new life into one of the most used rooms in the house — the kitchen.
Perhaps you’ve grown tired of builder beige on the walls. Bring home some of those sample bottles of paint and splash it around. Be bold! Try something new! Live with it for a week and see how the colors look at different times of the day. With minimal investment, you might just find the perfect shade!Read More
I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Atlanta where I attended the Design Bloggers Conference along with more than 400 bloggers, interior designers, and suppliers from around the country. The experience was invigorating and not just because one of the free gifts was a German-made shower head with a massaging whirl spray!
The lineup of speakers included the lovely and always entertaining Candice Olson, host of HGTV’s Divine Design and Candice Tells All. She dished about her background, her inspirations, and her thoughts on lighting.Read More
Accessories in the home are like frosting on a cake — an extra something that can either be bland and basic or distinct and dramatic. A vintage clock, for example, can simply tell you the time or it can add its own dynamic punch to a room.
When Sarah and her husband Matt built a new home on their 1,000-acre ranch in Oklahoma last year, she wanted to display a special canvas wrap of one of their engagement photos.Read More
Owning a successful business means putting your merchandise or services in the best possible light. That does not translate into simply flooding your space with as much wattage as you can afford.
Whether you own a retail boutique, a casual eatery, or an office supply store, your commercial lighting plan should help customers maneuver safely through your establishment while easily taking in all you have to offer in an inviting atmosphere.Read More
First there was copper.
Long before gold was the precious metal of choice, man used shiny, brilliant copper. Archaeological evidence suggests that copper was used by man more than 10,000 years ago. Gold didn’t appear on the scene until almost 4,000 BC and it would be another thousand years before silver and lead were used. Copper’s durability was favored by the ancient Egyptians who used copper tubing much like we use copper today for plumbing. Copper found in centuries-old tombs and temples remains in excellent condition some 5,000 years later.
That’s because copper is not susceptible to corrosion like other metals. Instead, the metal reacts with the atmosphere to gradually form a patina over time which actually helps protect the metal underneath.
In the kitchen, copper is the vessel of choice for bakers. Drawing upon all of these benefits and copper’s natural beauty, Barn Light Electric is pleased to spotlight the newest offering in our line of Industrial Décor – a Set of 5 Solid Copper Nesting Bowls hand spun to perfection from raw copper. This beautiful, American made collection of prepware includes an egg beating bowl, pudding bowl, dry goods mixing bowl, serving dish, and a single serving bowl.
This nesting set will quickly become your go-to bowls of choice for both cooking and decorating. A copper bowl makes a stunning centerpiece when filled with fruit, nuts, shiny ornaments, or a dried arrangement. For baking, eggs whites are more stable and whipping cream stiffens more quickly thanks to the ions in the copper. Who knew chemical reactions could be so handy and fun?
Copper is a living material that ages gracefully over time with use to a natural patina. Simply hand wash and dry with a soft cloth after each use. Or, if you prefer the brilliant shine of copper, you can polish it to new-penny perfection after a simple cleaning. No matter how you use your copper bowls, these classic pieces will become treasured heirlooms in your vintage kitchen collection!Read More
While summer is all about grilling, fall is all about baking. The onset of the extended holiday season means the kitchen gets a workout with flour-coated counters, mounds of chocolate chips, and spicy scents wafting through the whole house. For many, baking a batch of pumpkin bread or snickerdoodles brings back cherished memories of spending time in the kitchen with mom or grandma. For me, sitting on the kitchen stool while I stirred a batch of cookie dough in Mom’s giant Pyrex bowl was pure heaven.
You can bring some vintage flavor back into your own holiday baking this season with our Vintage Housewares Collection. This Vintage Pyrex 4-Quart Bowl will hold the muffin mix while adding some sunshine to your kitchen with its zesty yellow finish. This hue comes from the Primary Color line of Pyrex dishes and the bowl measures just over 10″ in diameter. For smaller batches, check out the matching Vintage Pyrex Yellow 2.5 Quart Bowl which is eye-popping on your counter even when you’re not baking!
For an updated version of these classic bowls, don’t miss the newest offerings in our Porcelain Enamelware Collection. This Set of 5 Enamelware Nesting Bowls gives you a full range of sizes for everything from salsa verde in the small bowl to a hearty salad in the largest size. These American made bowls are hand spun from commercial grade steel then coated with porcelain enamel glass and baked to create a hard-as-nails finish that will stand up to years of use. Choose from seven brilliant colors for this nesting set.
Want more variety in your kitchenware? Then choose our Build-Your-Own Enamelware Bowl Collection where you choose five bowls in whatever size and whatever finish color you want. If you want five small bowls all in Jadite, you can do that! Or how about two small bowls and three large bowls in five different finish colors? The number of options are a mathematical challenge but rest assured these beautiful porcelain enamel bowls will outlast your kitchen!Read More