Springtime got us in the mood to revive our gardens and summer has us wanting to play. From playing in the sprinklers in the back yard, frisbee in the front, or waxing the car in the driveway, this is the time of year to engage with the outdoors. If you’re like me, the garage is the ultimate hangout. Many fond summer memories were created while sipping on a glass of lemonade as I watched my dad grilling just outside.
This Father’s Day, we want to inspire you to clean our your Dad’s garage to make way for the ultimate man space. Here’s our list of man space essentials:
The first step towards an inviting garage is good seating. Incorporate unique pieces of furniture like these American-made Industrial Factory Stools for friends and family to come and linger on. Their durable powder coat or galvanized finishes and swivel tops are crafted to last.
Garage organization systems are much needed to control the clutter. A portable cart like the Sun Service Equipment Vintage Rolling Shop Cart adds nostalgic flair with its vintage engine analyzer bottom and restored wooden top. Coordinate this mobile work station with with other industrial elements like these Tapering Zinc Containers. Rugged storage containers come in a set of three: one for wood scraps, one for lawn tools, and then a catch all!
Don’t let your garage turn into a dark, unused space at night. Let it function 24/7 with proper lighting! Wall sconces like the Atomic Topless Streamline Industrial Guard Sconce may have a sleek and compact silhouette, but it is durable enough to weather high-traffic areas. For ample lighting in this space, try a shallow bowl ceiling light like the Skylark Stem Mount Pendant. If you’re looking for a utilitarian light, an 8″ Esso cord hung pendant is perfect! It’s porcelain finish will withstand bumps and damp conditions, while its cord hung mount will allow you to reposition it for your needs!
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
Looking for creative alternatives to the standard retail environment, most businesses are giving up the stark white setting for a blend of rustic and industrial elements. Although unique, this hybrid of nostalgic styles serves as a money saving way to create a one of a kind space out of many reclaimed woods and metals that would have been thrown away or sold for scrap. The perfect balance of recycled building materials and modern convenience is often a fine line to walk between the two styles, but when they are combined in the right combination they can bring an instant wow factor to any place of business. This ideal marriage of old and new can be seen in this latest photo that demonstrates the use of reclaimed wood, windows, and doors. Utilizing the natural stains from the aged wooden planks, a rich tapestry of browns come alive, highlighted by dark knots seated within the pine boards that frame the room and make up the walls of this stunning store. Separating the showroom from the main office is the use of an antique set of factory windows with a mixture of wavy glass and frosted windowpanes that create a faux wall, providing privacy and an open environment. With such a unique combination of styling, coming up with a light to accent this rustic, industrial environment is the key to completing this setting. To meet the needs of this store, the use of a series of galvanized Angled Sign Lights on the interior walls, allowing an ample amount of light to shine against the display wall and downward at the work area. To recreate this look in your home or office, the use of our 12â€ Angle Shades on HL-A Goosenecks can provide a cohesive look to any rustic or modern setting. This versatile American made light is available in a wide selection of finishes to meet any setting, with additional custom options for various gooseneck arms and wattages.Read More