A carriage house attached to a new home in Galveston, Texas, has turned into a sanctuary for today’s Featured Customer. The carriage house has a living room, kitchenette, and bathroom plus a 15 x 15-foot space upstairs that has been transformed into a workshop. Recently retired, this gentleman is delving into his past interest in vintage radios, ham radio operation, electronics, and natural history. He turned to the vintage experts at Barn Light Electric when it came to lighting his new space.
“My primary requirement was for good lighting for the work benches and the drafting table,” he says. “A vintage look was equally important to me... Read More
The love for vintage-inspired barn lighting is not confined to our manufacturing facility in Florida or even to the shores of the United States. Our ceiling pendants hang in Hong Kong restaurants. Our hand-crafted wall sconces adorn apartments in Brazil and our multi-light chandeliers bring style to dining room tables in Canada.
The Barn Light Electric family has branched out too — all the way Down Under where Barn Light Australia manufactures and assembles vintage and barn style lighting for customers in Australia and New Zealand. Their excellent craftsmanship caught the eye of Sibella Court, interior stylist and product designer with The Society, Inc. who... Read More
When you envision your attic, do you see cobwebs and lofty piles of insulation? Bare light bulbs hanging from the ceiling? Boxes filled with forgotten treasures?
An attic in Indianapolis dispels all of those images thanks to the talented hand of Kelley Ross who describes herself as more of an artist than a designer. She was hired to turn the unused attic space into something warm, cozy, and inviting for the homeowners.
“This was an unfinished attic and all new construction by Randy Walker Construction,” Kelley says. “The clients wanted an old warehouse/factory/industrial feel. Something that looked aged and worn.”
The clients wanted a bar,... Read More
Most renovation projects start with a vision. When Debbie and her husband purchased a 1960s-era factory and warehouse building in Plainfield, Illinois, they rehabbed and rented out space to a brewery, a distillery, an agility dog training academy, and a large workout gym.
The couple decided to keep the last unit for themselves envisioning a place to store their collection of antique motorcycles and cars. Their oldest daughter, Corinne, is an architect and was planning her wedding at the time and decided the space would be perfect for the reception.
“Our first intention was to create a space for my dad’s collection,” Corinne says. “But we also... Read More
It’s the little things in life that matter. A spontaneous hug from a toddler. Three green lights in a row. An unexpected letter in the mail from an old friend. (People still do that, right?!)
Sometimes in our growing list of products we offer here at Barn Light Electric, the little things get lost in the shuffle. And one of our newest little things can have a big impact on your gooseneck light, ceiling pendant, or sign lighting.
The Swivel Knuckle allows your fixture to have a greater range of motion and joins the mounting to the shade. This gives you the ability to adjust the angle of the shade, maneuvering and manipulating it exactly where you need the... Read More
We’re starting a new feature on the blog today to give our readers an inside peek at what happens behind the doors at Barn Light Manufacturing. When we celebrated the grand opening of our new 50,000-square-foot facility in October 2013, our 100-plus employees were thrilled with the new digs and the expanded space to do their work.
Today, we visit with James, our lead metal spinner, who hails from West Virginia. He traded work in the coal mines for sunny Florida and has been spinning metal for Barn Light Electric for almost three years.
“James knew nothing about spinning when he came to work for the company and after a few short months, he was producing... Read More