What happens when a group of designers from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition no longer have the wildly popular show to work on? They find a new outlet for their creativity! With huge hearts and tremendous talent, our friends Veronica Valencia and Kim Lewis unleashed their design skills on a new target — Ghana, West Africa.
“On one of our last EMHE episodes, we met some people from Art Feeds, a nonprofit organization in Missouri,” explains Kim. “They told us the story of children in Ghana who had been sold by their parents into slavery to the fishing industry on Lake Volta. The children are forced to fish every day in terrible conditions and many kids drown.”Read More
When Hélène of Pointe-Claire, Quebec began remodeling her kitchen, she wanted the various new elements, fixtures, and pendant lighting to respect the history of her centennial home.
“I wanted all of the new features to be in unity with the rest of the house,” Hélène says. “It is quite old. When I dig deep enough in the garden, I find horseshoes!” Hélène was striving for a country chic look but also the unpretentious, warm feel of a French farm. Hélène chose Barn Light Electric’s 12″ Ivanhoe® Sinclair Porcelain Pendant in a Graphite finish with a white canopy and polished nickel socket with a knob switch. Based on original 1930s designs, the Sinclair Pendant follows a simple industrial style with timeless appeal. Like all of our porcelain enamel lights, the Sinclair is American made with a baked-on porcelain enamel finish meant for a lifetime of use. Hélène also chose the black cotton twist cord for her new pendants for even more vintage flair.Read More
If you’ve been out and about this week, you probably noticed the store shelves are looking pretty bare. The hordes of post-holiday shoppers have ravaged the wrapping paper leftovers, and Valentine’s candy is quickly filling up the empty shelf space. But if you think your chances of getting a great holiday deal went over the fiscal cliff, think again. You still have time to save during the last hours of our Holiday Sale! You have until 11:59pm PST tonight to save 10% on any member of our Porcelain Enamel Lighting family and get Free Shipping on any item on our site.
Is there a kitchen remodel in your future? Check out this lovely renovation which took a builder-basic look with oak cabinetry and standard can lights to a stunning white space with open shelving accented by three 12″ Ivanhoe® Aero Shallow Bowl Porcelain Pendants in creamy Jadite. The Aero has a fun, modern look with a hint of industrial edginess and the soothing jadite finish really pops in this bright space. That porcelain enamel finish is one of the most durable you can buy and is a great choice for kitchens which see a lot of heat, steam, and occasional food fights if toddlers are nearby.
Our porcelain enamel fixtures are hand spun from commercial grade steel by our own craftsmen who spin the metal from a flat disc to the desired shape. Two coats of porcelain enamel glass are then hand-applied giving each shade its own unique character. The shades are baked in our porcelain enamel oven which seals the glass and gives the fixture its signature shiny finish designed for a lifetime of use.
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Here on the Space Coast of Florida, Barn Light Electric owners Bryan and Donna Scott grew up in the shadow of the Kennedy Space Center in a time when American ingenuity meant everything to their small community. The couple learned early on what hard work and imagination can do. When their back-yard hobby of finding and restoring vintage lights started to grow into a small business, the couple threw themselves into the industry and began planning to revive the art of crafting porcelain enamel lighting the way it used to be made back in the 30s.Read More
Deep bowl warehouse lighting is popping up all over from industrial farmhouses to urban lofts to traditional New England style homes. These beautiful shades not only bring a focused beam of light to the surface where they hang, they become an integral design element of the room itself. Just like the dramatic touch these deep bowl pendants give to this small kitchen island, these cord hung fixtures are both stylish and functional.Read More