Television shows, magazines and blogs referenced on the Barn Light Electric Company blog.
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
I’m a little behind the 8-ball when it comes to classic television. As much as I enjoy curling up on the couch with a bag of popcorn for a night of per-recorded fun, I’m about a decade behind this band of buddies. I started the first season this week and was surprised about how much I recognized the show’s creative set design. In case you’re like me, pre-Friends, the show originates in the mid-90s and revolves around the lives of six friends. It’s wacky, endearing, and quite colorful.Read More
With the clip of a gigantic pair of scissors, we officially opened the Barn Light Electric Manufacturing Division in Titusville, Florida last Saturday. Well, in reality, it was the small and very sharp pair of scissors hidden behind the giant pair that did the snipping, but we had a grand time with fabulous food, a sidewalk sale, and the Barn Light Electric Super Late Model stock car in the parking lot!Read More
In business for more than 50 years, the Friendly Bake Shop of Frankfort, New York, was struggling. Too few options in the display case, a dingy, dated space, and three generations of family members with differing ideas on how to move the family business into the future. Enter Buddy Valastro, better known as the Cake Boss from the hit TLC series. The story of how Buddy helped rally the Viti family and transformed the Friendly Bake Shop was featured in the premiere episode of “The Bakery Boss,” a new TLC offering. Barn Light Electric was proud to support this family business with some porcelain enamel barn lighting to light up their new look!Read More
Meet Lana & Joey, the fabulous blogging couple over at Making a House a Home. We’ve been tracking their house projects for quite some time now, and last week we were thrilled to see the big reveal of their Cobalt Blue Benjamin™ Bomber Porcelain Stem Light. In her blog post, Lana dished about her helpful family (lucky to have handymen as in-laws!) and the rest of her plans for her bathroom remodel!Read More
The season of giving is upon us and the show that turned giving into an art form and invited America to grab a tissue and watch it dramatically unfold returns tonight. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” returns with its final four shows, and tonight’s episode features a family in East Tennessee who opened not only their home but their hearts to lower-income, single mothers in desperate need of a place to live.
Although their home was crumbling from ceiling to foundation and they had three adopted children of their own to care for, Daniel and Mandy Watson worked to establish the nonprofit Restoration House of East Tennessee. Last January, the stars of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition showed up on the Watson’s doorstep to change their lives forever. Led by local firm Grace Construction, more than 4,000 skilled workers, subcontractors, and unskilled volunteers worked around the clock to build a 4,000-plus square foot home with only 106 hours from groundbreaking to unveiling.
Barn Light Electric was honored to provide barn style lighting for the Watson’s new home. And while we can’t spoil the surprise by showing you the finished product, we can tell you that the interior designers working on the show selected our 10″ Barn Light Benjamin™ Industrial Pendant in a Weathered Copper finish for one space in particular. The cup features a Black finish with arms giving the fixture a simple industrial style.
The designers also chose a 10″ Radial Wave Reflector Cord Pendant Light also with a Weathered Copper finish and a standard black cord. Both of these lights are American made by our own craftsmen who spin the shades from commercial grade steel to create the highest quality light.
Be sure to tune in tonight at 9pm (8pm central) on your local ABC station to see how and where these beautiful barn lights are used! And don’t forget — you have one more day to save 10% on qualified purchases during our annual Thanksgiving Sale! The sale ends tonight at 11:59 PST!Read More