The problem with adding on to your existing home is that the new structure often looks like an after thought. Even if you’re putting up a separate building from the main home, you want the new structure to tie in with either architectural elements, color, or both! Today, we take a look at a charming potting shed created by our Featured Customer Lois who lives in the wine country north of San Francisco. Her new shed is not only functional but ties in beautifully with her Mediterranean-style home.Read More
Vintage Industrial fever is taking over, and if you haven’t caught the bug just yet, check out this endearing kitchen. From the over-sized, rustic “Grocery” sign to the distressed, perforated metal bins—every detail in this room has a story.
Barn Light Electric carries a variety of these vintage-inspired accessories that you can use to transform every room in your home. Our Industrial Home Utility category carries an assortment of utilitarian-influenced accessories including Decorative Metal Cabinet Baskets and Canvas Handled Wire Baskets.Read More
Those with modern tastes would love this bright kitchen with its stainless appliances and sleek white cabinets unencumbered by any sort of handle or decoration. If the entire space were this bright and slick, it might take on an almost sterile look but the warm wood flooring, the old exposed brick wall in the adjoining hallway, and the simple wood counter all help soften the space and give it a more inviting feeling. The touch of industrial decor is another bonus — these backless stools tucked underneath the counter look very much like our Industrial Factory Backless Stool. The backless stools are a great choice here as they can be pushed underneath the bar when not in use freeing up floor space and leaving the walkway open for traffic flow.
Our Industrial Factory stools take their design cues straight from the Machine Age of the early 20th century when American steel production went into high gear between the two world wars. Furniture took on a sleek, efficient look and this type of stool was often found in bustling factories and warehouses. Their timeless design is perfect for homes such as this one or for commercial businesses trying to capture an industrial vibe with their decor.
The sturdy vintage stools are crafted entirely from steel and feature a fixed, solid black walnut seat. Choose the classic Black or Galvanized finish for a rustic look to complement a farmhouse or traditional home, or choose the Barn Red for a more retro feel in your urban loft.
The American-made Industrial Factory Stool is also available in a backed version that features the same solid black walnut seat but with a swivel design. The backed stools would make a delightful addition to a local pub, a restaurant with tall tables, for the workshop in the garage, or for the man cave downstairs!
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In many homes, the kitchen is a happening spot with meal preparation, family meetings, and loads of casual conversation over a cup of coffee or glass of wine. This spacious and sunny kitchen is very inviting with its hardwood flooring, pale green cabinetry, apron front sink, and the flexible seating offered by the backless industrial stools. Industrial decor is all the rage these days, and we often read about it in blogs and see examples of it on home design sites. From pieces that are salvaged and restored to authentic reproductions, industrial decor can bring home a touch of the Industrial Revolution to any room.
These stools resemble our Industrial Factory Backless Stool, a real beauty straight out of the Machine Age when American steel manufacturing was in high gear and furniture created from it took on a sleek, minimalist look. These work stools were often found in factories, warehouses, and drug stores but their timeless design is making a comeback in homes and offices where people need portable and flexible seating.
Manufactured exclusively for Barn Light Electric, these vintage stools feature a fixed, solid black walnut seat that is 13″ across. The stool measures 28″ high which makes it perfect for a work station or for tucking under the edge of the kitchen island. Or how about in front of the workbench in the garage? These handy stools, crafted entirely from steel, could complement a variety of home styles from a ranch home or urban loft to a coastal cottage. Choose from a classic black or galvanized finish for a rustic look or go with the bold red for a more retro feel.
If you prefer a stool with a back, you’re in luck! We also offer the Industrial Factory Stool, American made from solid steel just like its backless cousin, complete with a back rest and a swivel, solid black walnut seat.
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Just in case you haven’t noticed, there’s been a population explosion of late that begs for our attention. Thrift stores with names like Second Hand Rose or New to You are popping up everywhere along with vintage shops and industrial decor showrooms. No matter where you live, the industrial trend has taken off gathering up new converts like Billy Graham at a 1950s tent revival.
Here at Barn Light Electric, we too love the idea of taking something old and giving it new life much like our line of Vintage Barn Lighting. And what better complement to one of these beautiful antique lights than some industrial furniture in the same space? Take this industrial factory cart for example. It’s loaded with vintage treasures like a discarded tackle box, an old dish drainer, and vintage soda crates that hold odds and ends. And the rolling cart keeps all these pieces tidy with the mobility to move where you need it or simply out of the way! We offer a smaller factory cart called The Armory Vintage Industrial Work Station. This 100 percent American made cart features reclaimed steel, salvaged local wood, and industrial grade cast iron wheels. This heavy duty cart can take on any number of jobs from mobile kitchen island or microwave cart to printer station or craft table.Read More