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
Patrons at the newly opened The Fat Cow restaurant in The Grove in LA may be surprised to find out that this friendly neighborhood eatery is owned by none other than the raucous celebrity chef from the TV reality show Hell’s Kitchen. British chef and entrepreneur Gordon Ramsay opened the doors to his new restaurant in September where patrons are served casual comfort food by smiling employees. No shouting allowed.
The restaurant is loaded with industrial elements including large communal tables crafted from reclaimed wood, red brick walls, and these rugged industrial chandeliers found in one of the indoor dining areas. Hung by sturdy twisted rope on a wooden and steel frame, a variety of bare bulb pendants are suspended over the tables producing warm, diffused light perfect for conversation. These pendants are much like our Barn Light Indy Industrial Pendant whose design is based on vintage pendants but has a modern, minimalist feel to it. The Indy comes with a black or white standard cord or you can give it a bit more texture with a Red, Grey, or Black cotton cord. Let your imagination run wild on your mounting options — we’ve seen everything from elaborate metal framework to a Texas-style oxen yoke to drape these pendants from the ceiling.
Adding some vintage style to these restaurant chandeliers are nostalgic Edison Style Light Bulbs. These bulbs come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and filament styles to produce a warm, amber glow perfect for restaurant and other commercial lighting needs. If you want more of modern look to your bare bulb pendant lighting, consider the Plumen Low Energy Light Bulb. It may save you lots of money on your electric bill but it doesn’t scrimp on style! Using these bulbs will make any fixture a focal point in your space.
Top photo courtesy of The Fat CowRead More