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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
Have you ever found yourself browsing through the Barn Light Electric website, and caught yourself thinking out loud about a few things? You’re not the only one, as we find many of our customers asking the same things. How did all of this get started? Where are your barn lights made at? Once they find out the answers, the reaction is generally the same as well: Wow, you really are a small business!Read More
When you browse through the portfolios of interior designers, everything almost always looks extremely well put together. Isn’t it amazing how some people can scout around their clients homes and find the perfect little knick knacks to create the best mantel or console table display? You can do this too! Here, we’re outlining a few key design rules of thumb that make decorating simple. This means that you can trick your guests into thinking that you brought in a professional designer to do the dirty work! For example, check out the photo from an episode of Dear Genevieve, featuring our Brewmaster Belt Driven Ceiling Fan.Read More
We’ve got a long weekend ahead of us! Not only here at Barn Light Electric, but across the United States of America, people have big plans for the Labor Day holiday. This little project will cost you under $20.00, and is the perfect addition to your cookout and barbecue plans. There’s no doubt that your guests will be begging you how to make it, but this wreath is extremely simple to make. You can even change the colors up to accommodate ANY holiday! What you’ll need:
A foam wreath
Straight push pins
To start out, you’ll cut each sheet of felt into small squares and rectangles. No need to be perfect and meticulous here, variation is good! Once you’ve finished up cutting, section off your wreath as you please. I reserved the top left quarter for the blue felt, and estimated on the red and white stripes as I went. Once again, making perfect stripes the first time is not necessary — you can always pull out each felt square to make adjustments as you go.
In order to put the felt onto the wreath, simply make a fold diagonally, corner to corner. Do the same thing on the opposite corners. You should have a small triangle now. Take the folded point and put the push pin in here and into the wreath. Repeat this process around the wreath according to your color scheme. In order to pump up the patriotism, I added felt stars onto the blue portion. Feel free to customize your wreath with your own monogram and ribbon.
We can see this patriotic wreath being an instant hit for years to come. Imagine sitting around the table with your little ones in the winter time making a red, green, and white wreath. Surely, they’ll love the craft project, on top of the time spent with you!Read More
Second in our line up of DIY Decor for Your Home is the paint dipped silverware project. Even simpler and fail proof than our first project, the DIY framed chalkboard, this is another fun shabby chic project to jazz up your weekend. Sure, you could use these fun utensils on a day to day basis, however we like the idea of using them for those exciting special occasions. Think about it, who wouldn’t want to eat with red, white, and blue cutlery on the Fourth of July? It just doesn’t get much more patriotic than that! What you’ll need:
Non lead based paint
Plastic cups for dipping
Styrofoam block to use for drying
First off, you’ll want to make sure that the silverware you have is clean. No need to bust out your great grandmother’s polishing cloth, though. Take the paint of your choice and fill up the plastic cups to the halfway mark (or higher, depending how much color you want). Take each utensil and dip it in the cup to the height that you would like. Once this is done, stick each utensil into the styrofoam block so it is parallel to the floor – make sure to put some newspaper underneath! Once the silverware has dried, we recommend rinsing it off prior to your first use.
If you follow us on Facebook, you probably saw our finished project on the Tasty Thursday Treat post! This project is a quick and easy one that you can start, finish, and set aside in the meantime. After all, you can use that drying time to knock out your other various Saturday projects. Chances are, you have all the necessities sitting around the house!Read More
Have you seen the new Sinclair Stem & Loop Pendant? Or have you browsed through our new Coastal Carolina Collection? From pendants and sconces to goosenecks and chandeliers, there are all sorts of new fixtures to choose from at Barn Light Electric.
And now’s your chance to score some of these for free. Yes, it’s our annual B.L.O.G. contest — Barn Light’s Online Giveaway for 2012 and it’s our biggest giveaway yet!Read More