Many stout-hearted homeowners tackle major renovations with big dreams. But sometimes, even with the deep pockets that big dreams require, some renovations are doomed from the start. When Jeff and his wife Stephanie, of Columbus, Ohio, purchased a cottage at Indian Lake, they initially planned a major remodel of the structure. But when they discovered the foundation was severely deteriorated, they decided to tear it down and start over.Read More
We’re still in the spirit here at Barn Light Electric as our 12 Days of Christmas Sale is now in full swing. It’s a great time to truly relax after all of the hubbub of the holidays and cast an eye towards the new year. What’s on your wish list for 2014? A new wardrobe? A new vacation destination? Perhaps some sprucing up around the house ?
We want to keep the merriness of the season around for just a bit longer so we’re offering 10 percent off most everything on our site along with free shipping.Read More
While we can only imagine the pandemonium taking place at the North Pole this week, we have our own brand of mayhem taking place right here on our own factory floor.
As many of our regular readers know, Barn Light Electric opened a new manufacturing facility back in October in our hometown of Titusville, Florida. We had a fabulous grand opening party attended by all sorts of city and county officials, townspeople, family and friends. The expansion of our facilities is great news not only for our town which was hit hard by the ending of the Space Shuttle program, but also for the overall resurgence of American manufacturing.Read More
The words “reduce, reuse, and recycle” have gotten a workout since the first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. But one of our new favorite “re” words is repurpose — finding a new purpose for an old material to give it new life and avoid the landfill. This kitchen features a perfect example of repurposing as old Mason-style ball jars become eye-catching industrial pendants.
The space is a beautiful blend of old and new with the combination of wood, stainless steel, granite, tile, and the nostalgic jar lights. To get this look, take a peek at our Vintage Ball Perfect Blue Mason Jar Pendant, part of our collection of Vintage Industrial Lights. You can customize this unique light with a powdercoat finish color for the lid and your choice of a standard cord or seven different colored cotton cords. Each of these American made jars is original and finishes will vary.
To boost the vintage styling of this light, add an authentic reproduction Edison style light bulb. These bulbs come in a variety of shapes and styles including spiral, hairpin, and thread styles.
Love this old farmhouse piece but prefer a clear jar? Don’t miss the Ball Jar Pendant which features the same rustic styling as the Perfect Blue Mason Jar Pendant but with clear glass. An Edison style light bulb will show through the clear glass very well or you could add your own hint of color using any standard incandescent colored bulb for a fun look.
If you’re looking for inspiration, be sure to check out our Photo Gallery where we post pictures from our customers’ projects. It’s a great place to see how our fixtures look in real settings!
Top photo courtesy of Northway ConstructionRead More
Nothing says safe and secure like massive stone walls. A blizzard could be raging outside these windows and you would be all warm and cozy here in the kitchen with a bowl of hot soup and crusty bread sitting at the kitchen island crafted from smooth, reclaimed wood. This kitchen has many great farmhouse touches from the distressed cabinets and old fashioned hardware to the exposed, rough hewn beams in the ceiling down to the copper sink that adds a bit of a rustic glow to the room. Antiques look great with the farmhouse style and this homeowner went right back to the 1930s to find appropriate lighting for this space.
The gooseneck light over the sink looks very much like our Skylark Shallow Bowl Gooseneck which is part of our Gooseneck Barn Lighting collection. Based on original designs from the early 20th century, the Skylark has timeless appeal with its industrial style. This shallow shade, available in four sizes, throws plenty of directed light onto the surface below. Handcrafted right here in America by our own craftsmen, the Skylark is made with commercial grade materials to give you years of use. A rainbow of powdercoat finish colors are available for this light along with more than 20 different gooseneck arm styles.
The matching pendants are a perfect touch over the island and resemble another member of the Skylark Family — the Skylark Shallow Bowl Cord Hung Pendant. Starting just under $100, this versatile pendant comes in four shade sizes and the same 12 finish colors as the gooseneck. Choose a matching hue or a complementary one for even more color. In addition to the standard black and white cord options, you may choose a colored cotton or cotton twist cord. And be sure to browse our entire selection of light bulbs including the many styles in our collection of nostalgic Edison Style Light Bulbs!
Top photo courtesy of Rustic Sinks