How do you convert a 1970’s design nightmare into a classic, up to date home? With industrial style lights, it’s not an impossible task. Just ask Amy (the homeowner) who maintains Bradford Avenue, a blog that chronicles the journey of a homeowner and her contractor as they bring a water damaged house back to life.
In the picture above, you’ll see a side by side comparison of her bathroom renovation project. The first time Amy opened the door to this bathroom, she was reminded of the Guns and Roses song, “Welcome to the Jungle!” With help from two white Mini Artesia Shades, the jungle (complete with a mix of retro 70’s wallpaper and green tile), was replaced with white hex tile flooring and soon to be stylish modern wall paper. The Mini Artesia Shades were installed over the sink and vanity area and are anything but your ordinary bathroom wall sconce!
The Mini Artesia’s compact shade design makes it a popular barn light for narrow bathrooms, above bedside tables, or within compact closets. Amy’s new black and white color scheme have has gone from tacky and cluttered to classy and streamlined!
In her main hallway, you’ll also find three of most unique ceiling lights – the Mig Retro Steel Industrial Pendants. Found in the Vintage Industrial Lights section online, these re-purposed steel pendants were originally used as lids on steel acetylene tanks. These days, they’re spending their second life as a stylish addition to eclectic vintage homes. Next to the red sliding barn door and reclaimed hardwood floors below, the Mig Pendants were the perfect addition to complete the industrial farmhouse entryway.
“We are most excited to see the lighting dangling from the ceiling—three Barn Light Electric pendants, all of which will be pay-attention-to-me yellow. They are an above and beyond sort of company. I’ve had nothing but positive experiences with their sales team—both Donna and Chris have both helped me with different issues/orders. I have issues. They make my issues right. I like the company. I like the people.” – Amy