My husband’s woodworking hobby is taking over the garage. In addition to the router table, multiple saws, drill press, and various tools trying to find a home amongst the kids’ bikes and Christmas decorations, everything in the space receives a shower of sawdust every weekend! We are working with a builder to create a dedicated workshop space for him which is why this beautiful barn caught my eye! Today’s Featured Customer Jennifer lives just west of St. Louis and needed space for her own husband’s workshop. Although the outbuilding is brand new construction, the couple wanted the barn to have enough character to complement their historic log home.Read More
Tucked away in the picturesque hills of Marin County just north of San Francisco, today’s Featured Customer built a craftsman-style home designed not to stand out from this lovely place, but to assimilate with it peacefully.
“We tried to contour the home to the land and make it blend into the surroundings,” David says. Farm land surrounds the new home and the homeowners incorporated elements of corrugated metal into the structure to “keep it classic” as David says. This includes galvanized gooseneck barn lights and a cord-hung barn pendant on the exterior. Like many California homeowners, David and his wife Allison focused on energy efficient fixtures that give the home a green certification.Read More
We follow many blogs here at Barn Light Electric. We call it work but it’s actually loads of fun and a wonderful way to spot trends not only in lighting but in all sorts of home design. When we spotted some of our galvanized Universal Stem Mount lights in the Brown Eyed Fox blog, we knew we’d found a kindred spirit. Here we talk with Carissa about how she created a laundry room that she actually enjoys being in every day!Read More
With spring in full swing now, you may have succumbed to a case of remodeling fever. It’s quite easy to catch once you throw open the windows to a warm breeze and dust off the patio furniture in anticipation of backyard cookouts to come.
But perhaps your budget has other ideas. An easy way to add new life to your home decor without breaking the bank is to consider the details in your home. A simple thing like switching up your hardware is one way to change the look of your space and it doesn’t require professional help! Adding new drawer pulls in the kitchen or a new toiletry shelf in the guest bath might be just the thing to satisfy your need for a new look.
Today’s Featured Customer from California took the step of updating the exterior lighting on his porch. Robin was looking for something more industrial for his home but still classic. He found the perfect blend of both in our Drake Stem Mount Pendant. The Drake has the look of larger warehouse shades but in a more compact form. Robin chose a 12″ shade and selected the Galvanized finish.
“We like the galvanized finish for its appearance and for protection from exterior exposure,” Robin explains. He customized his American made fixture with a 6″ stem and a heavy duty canopy which is a wise choice in areas susceptible to high winds.
“We like the sturdy appearance of the fixture, the warm light source, and the interesting dispersion shape,” Robin notes.
The Drake is hand spun from commercial grade materials by our own artisans and will provide years of satisfaction in both exterior and interior locations. Choosing a finish color is like browsing the garden center on a spring morning with 15 brilliant colors to tempt you! Other customizing options include a cast guard and glass or a wire cage for a vintage look.
Photos courtesy of the homeowner
When Featured Customer Ray moved his family of four from Illinois to California a couple of years ago, he knew they would need extra storage space. Their modest, 1,700-square-foot home has no attic or basement — space they’d grown used to having in their old home. So the solution was to build a barn on his property in San Luis Obispo.
“It’s a 2,400-square-foot, corrugated steel barn that we use mainly for storage while we plan to build a new house on the property,” Ray says. “Plus it’s a great place for the pool table!” Ray picked up on the look and feel of the corrugated steel when he customized his new barn lighting by selecting a Galvanized finish for the Ivanhoe Pendant Lights over the pool table.Read More