Posts by Betty

Featured Customer | Copper Pendants Add Warmth to Dining Room Updates

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Copper Pendants Add Warmth to Dining Room Updates
Most remodeling plans focus on updates — bringing colors, appliances, fixtures, and furniture into a more modern age. For Ben, of Concord, Massachusetts, the complete remodel of his dining/kitchen area included a new Viking range and wainscoting plus new windows and insulation. The final touch came down to lighting where he looked for something with a bit of history. “We wanted something American made that had the farmhouse feel,” Ben says. “But we wanted functional, not fussy, and something that would age well.” He checked off all the boxes when he found the Barn Light Benjamin Industrial Pendant. Ben chose a classic Raw Copper finish on... Read More

Major Expansion to Rustic Furniture Collection

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018 | 0 comments

Major Expansion to Rustic Furniture Collection
Last fall was an exciting time here at Barn Light Electric. We not only launched a brand new website and unveiled a new logo, but we also added a unique collection of handcrafted Rustic Furniture to our offerings. We’ve received great feedback from customers on the new site design, and today, we’re thrilled to announce the first major expansion of the furniture collection. Just like our vintage-inspired lighting, our furniture is crafted entirely by hand. Each piece is made from solid wood lending a one-of-a-kind look. You can customize our furniture with different wood options plus a variety of finishes. The new collection includes tables and chairs... Read More

Guest Blogger | Home Office Design to Suit Your Work Style

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Home Office Design to Suit Your Work Style
The workforce is evolving, with more people working from home than ever before. In fact, 43 percent of employed Americans said they spent at least some time working remotely in 2016. With more adults than ever working from their homes (and I’m one of them!), it’s become increasingly important to have a home office from which you can conduct business, be productive, and get inspired (even real estate professionals have noticed an increased demand for home office space among buyers). Here’s how to create a functional and stylish home office of your own: ... Read More

Behind the Scenes | Quality Control Team Keeps Close Eye on Thousands of Parts

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 | 0 comments

Behind the Scenes | Quality Control Team Keeps Close Eye on Thousands of Parts
With a practiced touch, Pam runs her fingers around the rim of a large, aluminum light shade. She’s feeling, and looking, for any imperfections in the piece before sending it on to inventory. Pam has worked in quality control for more than 15 years; the last five with Barn Light Electric. “We check the raw parts as they come out of the machine shop,” Pam explains. “We’re looking for dents or imperfections, and we check that the rims are closed. We also measure to make sure the dimensions are correct and the holes are the right size.” ... Read More

Featured Customer | Porcelain Lighting Favored by Long-Time Customer

Posted by on Feb 9, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Porcelain Lighting Favored by Long-Time Customer
Back in early 2012, Erika and her husband Scott were searching for lighting for their home in Celebration, Florida. They’d heard about a lighting company called Barn Light Electric in Titusville, a small town just east of them on the Space Coast. They drove over to check it out. “We were renovating our kitchen at the time, and we wanted to see the lamps in person,” Erika says. “I think that’s when we fell in love.” A Barn Light team member explained how the lights were hand spun on a lathe just like industrial lighting was crafted in the early 20th century. Erika and her husband, both engineers, were fascinated by the process and... Read More

Happy Anniversary! Celebrating 10 Years of Vintage-Inspired Craftsmanship

Posted by on Feb 7, 2018 | 0 comments

Happy Anniversary! Celebrating 10 Years of Vintage-Inspired Craftsmanship
Barn Light Electric is celebrating 10 years of handcrafting the finest lighting on the planet! Just as it took a fair amount of imagination to launch a Tesla into space this week, it took imagination, ingenuity, and a whole lot of hard work to launch a lighting company in the midst of the Great Recession on Florida’s Space Coast. “It started with a love for industrial-style antique lighting and grew into a passion for bringing them back onto the market,” owner Bryan Scott says. “The handcrafting of high-quality lighting, especially porcelain enamel lighting, was a lost art.” ... Read More

Featured Customer | Custom Schoolhouse Lighting Adds Playful Retro Style

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Custom Schoolhouse Lighting Adds Playful Retro Style
If you’re lucky enough to live in Key West, you might be tempted to play up a tropical theme in your home decor. But when Grace decided to remodel the kitchen in her home on the southernmost tip of the US, she opted for a cool retro theme instead. “I chose a retro design with a fun, playful feel,” Grace says. “Beach blue appliances by Big Chill were the focal point of the kitchen and are accented with small pink appliances and pink lighting.” The whimsical color palette is balanced with black and white including a bold black-and-white checkerboard back splash. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Porcelain Pendants Lend Old-Time Feel to New Addition

Posted by on Feb 2, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Porcelain Pendants Lend Old-Time Feel to New Addition
Sometimes, the best ideas come when we least expect it. For Sean, who was in the midst of a mud room/bath addition in his Long Island home, the inspiration came in the middle of the night. Part of his decor for the new space included a sign reading To All Trains which is a nod to a train that infrequently rumbles by their backyard. Although Sean planned to install recessed lighting in the vaulted ceiling of the mud room, he had an unexpected brainstorm. ... Read More

Natural Finishes Elevate Interiors, Complement Array of Colors

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 | 0 comments

Natural Finishes Elevate Interiors, Complement Array of Colors
One of the things customers love most about shopping the Barn Light website is the wide array of finish colors offered throughout our collection of handcrafted lighting. If your kitchen won’t be complete without a pink ceiling pendant, we’ve got you covered! And while we offer dozens of hues from traditional Black and Vintage Green to more modern shades of Teal, Magenta, and Sunflower, many customers opt for natural finishes. Barn Light offers a number of natural finishes including Galvanized, Oil Rubbed Bronze, and Bronze along with lighting crafted from solid copper and brass.Our Galvanized finish is one of our most popular as it embodies the look of... Read More

Pro's Corner | Deep Bowl Barn Lights for Arizona Spec Home

Posted by on Jan 29, 2018 | 1 comment

Pro's Corner | Deep Bowl Barn Lights for Arizona Spec Home
Building a brand new home is exciting, but it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the countless decisions that must be made. Speculative homes, often called spec houses, offer an attractive alternative because the builder handles all of the decision making. You simply purchase a brand new or extensively renovated home and settle in! Nathan Anderson and Nate Howard, contractors and owners of Rebuild the Block, offer new and renovated spec homes in the Arcadia/Central Phoenix area of Arizona. They recently completed a home in the Arcadia Lite section of Phoenix, one of the hottest markets for new homes thanks to its proximity to downtown, the PHX airport, and tons of great... Read More