When you think of a farmhouse, typically you donâ€™t think of the beach, but it seems that the two worlds have recently collided to create a harmonic balance between them. Gone are the preconceived notions that the classic appearance of the traditional farmhouse needs to remain uniformly Victorian. Thanks to the shabby chic movement, the natural wear and tear that commonly is associated with these older farmhouses has now been heralded as the latest trend. Combining these worn characteristics with common reclaimed materials can lead to a unique and incredible transformation, especially when they are paired with stark whites and vivid colors commonly associated with Coastal dÃ©cor.
These two rustic styles often play off of each other, neither going to dark or white, as seen in this balanced project. This latest venture comes from the The Frugal Farmhouse, which if you couldnâ€™t tell by the name, is devoted to designing on a dime. The latest creation from them showcases a quaint cottage that, with its mix of eclectic dÃ©cor and style, was transformed from an otherwise standard cottage into a rustic standout. With the addition of some meticulously crafted driftwood sailboats, a splash of white from the sail invigorates the blank space above the fireplace mantle tying in with the painted walls.
Punctuating this room is the use of a galvanized 17″ Warehouse Stem Mount Pendant, which can be found in our Discount Barn Lighting section. This reasonably priced RLM pendant combines functional style and frugality in a well-made product that is ready for mounting. Something not offered with this pendant that was added is the use of a pull chain adapter socket, which will allow the homeowner to easily turn off the fixture while creating a vintage touch to this light. A favorite of shabby chic and coastal dÃ©cor, galvanized pendants make a great accessory that provides ample lighting and classic style. Rooted in history, these RLM light fixtures recapture that retro look of mid-20th century Americana. Spruce up your next remodeling project or add some much needed nostalgia to your home with this bargain priced RLM pendant.