Posts by Betty

Behind the Scenes | Metal Spinning Comes Naturally to Barn Light’s Hand Spinner

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018 | 0 comments

Behind the Scenes | Metal Spinning Comes Naturally to Barn Light’s Hand Spinner
Barn Light Electric‘s machine shop is where handcrafted barn lights and porcelain enamelware are born. Large sheets of metal are cut into flat disks then placed on a hand lathe. Our crew of talented metal spinners bend and shape each disk around a mold to create light shades, bowls, plates, and more. It’s difficult work that requires both strength and finesse, and lots of practice, to force the metal into the desired shape. ... Read More

5 Mudroom Essentials for Back-to-School

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 | 0 comments

5 Mudroom Essentials for Back-to-School
For many, September means back to school and all that comes with it. But even if you don’t have kids, September is a month of getting back into a routine. Gone are laid-back, carefree summer days, and here is the season of tightly packed schedules and life on the go. But hectic days are no match for a considered mudroom, and with these five mudroom essentials, you’ll be back in the rhythm of things in no time. ... Read More

Chain-Hung Pendant Lighting Offers Style, Flexibility

Posted by on Sep 14, 2018 | 0 comments

Chain-Hung Pendant Lighting Offers Style, Flexibility
When considering pendant lighting, most people opt for cord hung pendants or the more formal look of a stem-mounted pendant. But a chain-hung mounting not only offers the industrial look that’s so trendy these days, but it also provides more flexibility in installation. For example, Amanda struggled with an off-centered electrical box in her dining room. She needed a light that could swag, but many of the pendants and chandeliers she considered couldn’t accommodate a swag. Amanda loves designs that are timeless and vintage, yet trendy, and she found that seemingly impossible mix in our Schoolhouse Chain Hung Pendant. ... Read More

Front Door Inspiration from Barn Light Electric

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 | 0 comments

Front Door Inspiration from Barn Light Electric
It’s happened again. We’ve come down with a severe case of door envy. It strikes almost daily over on our Pinterest and Instagram feeds where customers post photos of their doors adorned by beautiful, new lighting. Like this gorgeous entry created by Jamie Keskin, of Jamie Keskin Design in Massachusetts. Jamie envisioned a quintessential farmhouse feel for this home, and two Wheeler™ Union Wall Sconces capped off the look perfectly. She customized these porcelain enamel sconces with 12″ shades and a Black finish. ... Read More

Commercial Restaurant Lighting Served Up With Side of Custom Style

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 | 0 comments

Commercial Restaurant Lighting Served Up With Side of Custom Style
The restaurant business is a uniquely competitive industry where owners must create a space offering amazing food, attentive service, and an atmosphere that makes customers return again and again. Biscuitville Fresh Southern® is a family-owned chain of quick-service restaurants that specializes in freshly made breakfast and lunch foods. These spots not only serve up some incredible Southern-inspired fare, but the owners chose stylish barn lighting to lend a distinctive look to their restaurants. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Lively Wall Sconces Add Flexibility, Dimension to Asheville Brewery

Posted by on Sep 7, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Lively Wall Sconces Add Flexibility, Dimension to Asheville Brewery
Choosing lighting for a commercial space, be it a restaurant, office, or retail store, can be tricky. Not only are functionality and efficiency important, but finding fixtures that complement the company image is also critical. When interior designer Emily Richter, of EKR Design, was called in to help choose lighting for One World Brewing in Asheville, North Carolina, she was challenged to find fixtures that worked with the existing building but also reflected the owner’s taste and company branding. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Porcelain Gooseneck Handles California Sunshine

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Porcelain Gooseneck Handles California Sunshine
Renovating a garage often lacks the joys of renovating, say, the kitchen or the family room. It’s just not nearly as much fun spending money on utilitarian spaces that simply house the car and lawn mower. When Meg started contemplating an overhaul of her garage earlier this year, she wanted to make the space as charming as her Orange, California, home. She loves the modern farmhouse look, with more of an emphasis on the modern, so she paid particular attention to the details of the full-gut renovation. ... Read More

Celebrating American-Made Craftsmanship on Labor Day

Posted by on Sep 3, 2018 | 0 comments

Celebrating American-Made Craftsmanship on Labor Day
As America celebrates Labor Day and the unofficial end of summer, Barn Light Electric is pausing to celebrate the incredible team of craftsmen and other professionals who not only make our lighting, furniture, and home decor goods, but who serve behind the scenes in sales, marketing, R&D, shipping, and accounting.  From our inception as a small, family-owned business more than 10 years ago, Barn Light Electric has sought out employees eager to embrace our mantra of combining the best of vintage style with the latest customizing options all wrapped in the highest quality products we can create. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Vintage-Inspired Lighting Adds Color, Retro Feel to Historic Building

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Vintage-Inspired Lighting Adds Color, Retro Feel to Historic Building
If you’ve never tried the seemingly unusual pairing of chicken and waffles, then add King Daddy’s to your bucket list. Located in Asheville, North Carolina, King Daddy’s delights locals and tourists alike with fluffy waffles topped with tasty chicken. Julie Stehling and her husband John opened the restaurant four years ago in the historic Mardis Building in west Asheville. “Our entire building was remodeled as part of a historic redevelopment,” Julie says. “It was originally built in 1925, and, over the years, our space housed a cafe, a furniture store, and an appliance store.” As the couple worked on the renovation, they... Read More

Pro's Corner | Preserving History, Adding Modern Style

Posted by on Aug 29, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Preserving History, Adding Modern Style
Renovating is not for the faint of heart. Renovating an older home with modern updates is an even trickier process, but one that Bob Shelton has mastered in his 18 years in the business of home building. As owner of Shelton Design/Build in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bob embraces the preservation of older homes while adding details and amenities that make sense for modern living. We caught up with Bob recently to learn more about one of his recent projects that featured the addition of a new kitchen in an older home. Read on to see how Bob captured the best of the home’s history while adding contemporary style. ... Read More