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Featured Customer | Porcelain Pendant Adds Finishing Touch to New Bathhouse

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Porcelain Pendant Adds Finishing Touch to New Bathhouse
Patsy and her husband’s middle Tennessee home is a popular spot in the summer. Family and friends enjoy the couple’s backyard pool but, with no bathroom nearby, Patsy was facing another summer of wet traffic through her house. She began to envision a bathhouse for her yard. “I sketched out what I wanted and my husband drew it up on a $20 computer program,” Patsy says. “We did all the work ourselves using every free moment we had.” Patsy desired a simple and clean design with white board-and-batten walls, galvanized metal roof, and black accents. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Iconic Barn Pendants Highlight Kitchen Remodel

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Iconic Barn Pendants Highlight Kitchen Remodel
Interior design takes a creative mind and a keen eye for detail. Kitchen design, in particular, presents special challenges. With so many activities taking place in a kitchen, from food prep and planning to entertaining and homework, this hub of family activity must be adaptable to many needs. Jill Washington, owner and designer of Sparrow Lane Interiors, has built her career around thoughtful kitchen design. Serving clients in the greater Toronto region, Jill lends her years of education and experience to creating warm, inviting, and completely functional spaces for her clients. We spotted one of Jill’s recent projects on Instagram and had to find out more. ... Read More

How To | Shop Successfully Online for Quality, American-Made Lighting

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Shop Successfully Online for Quality, American-Made Lighting
Ever since the first secure, online retail transaction happened back in 1994, consumers have enjoyed the convenience of shopping from home. There is much to love about making a purchase from the couch and waiting for the mailman to hand it over at the door. But as we all know, shopping online has its nuances especially when shopping for something more permanent than bath soap and tissues. Here at Barn Light Electric, we strive to make your shopping experience as pleasant and seamless as possible. Today we’re offering some helpful hints on how to shop for lighting online. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Vanity Lights Add Pop of Color to Farmhouse Bath Remodel

Posted by on Mar 23, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Vanity Lights Add Pop of Color to Farmhouse Bath Remodel
Last October, we featured the transformation of Kelli’s front entry and hallway of her childhood home. Kelli, who writes the Lolly Jane blog with her twin sister Kristi, has been slowly renovating the 40-year-old farmhouse with dedicated followers watching the progress on her blog. Today, Kelli is sharing the reveal of her latest efforts — a major bathroom project. “This is our kids’ bathroom but also our guest bathroom so it’s used frequently,” Kelli says. “It was falling apart, and we wanted to restore the space to its original era. We love the classic feel of the mid-1900s and wanted to keep our childhood memories... Read More

How To | Create the Perfect Farmhouse Kitchen

Posted by on Mar 21, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Create the Perfect Farmhouse Kitchen
So you want to create the perfect farmhouse kitchen? The term “farmhouse style” keeps Google engines humming as the look continues to be popular with home builders and renovators. To help you capture the look, we browsed through some of our amazing customer photos and found common elements in these beautiful farmhouse kitchens. One of our favorite elements of a farmhouse kitchen is an apron front sink. Christina opted for a copper version that is the focal point of her space. It’s especially lovely at night under the glow of a Brisbane Industrial Stem Mount Pendant. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Quick Ship Lighting Offers High Quality, Fast Turnaround

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Quick Ship Lighting Offers High Quality, Fast Turnaround
If you follow the Barn Light Electric blog, you know that our lighting isn’t sitting in a giant warehouse waiting for a drone to snatch it from the shelf. Unlike other business models that sacrifice quantity over quality, our vintage-inspired lighting is handcrafted and made to order. That means you can customize these fixtures to your heart’s content! This hands-on process, from cutting and shaping the metals, to prep, paint, assembly, and shipping is accomplished by many talented hands. This process takes time; about eight to ten working days to complete. We think this process, and the end result, is well worth the wait! ... Read More

Save Some Green on St. Paddy’s Day!

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 | 0 comments

Save Some Green on St. Paddy’s Day!
Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and we’re celebrating by helping you save a wee bit o’ green! Our St. Patrick’s Day sale starts today with 20% off hundreds of vintage-inspired barn lights, porcelain RLM lights, dinnerware, and even our new line of handcrafted furniture. It takes more than luck to create the array of easy-to-customize products here at Barn Light Electric. It’s the hands-on attention to detail that makes us stand apart. Dozens of hands touch every product from spinning metal on a lathe to hand applying finishes to ensure you receive our very best. ... Read More

Food Bloggers Celebrate Pi Day with Handcrafted Porcelain Bakeware

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 | 0 comments

Food Bloggers Celebrate Pi Day with Handcrafted Porcelain Bakeware
It’s Pi Day! That crazy holiday when math geeks and the math inept join to celebrate the irrational and transcendental number that continues forever without repetition or pattern. Here at Barn Light Electric, we’re celebrating Pi Day with, what else, but pie! We asked some of our favorite food bloggers to share some of their best pie recipes, and we think you’ll love the tasty results. These delights are all served up in some of our beautiful Porcelain Enamel Pie Plates which are crafted by hand just like our barn lighting. ... Read More

Pro's | Porcelain Enamel Pendant Anchors Breakfast Nook with Vintage Style

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's | Porcelain Enamel Pendant Anchors Breakfast Nook with Vintage Style
When John and Courtney purchased a home in 2014 as a foreclosure, they faced a daunting renovation. Built in 1882 and dubbed Content for the peaceful happiness it brought to the owner, the home was historically significant but had been neglected and abandoned in recent years. Although busy with full-time jobs and with no prior renovation experience, the couple completely overhauled the home with a thoughtful eye towards preserving vintage details. The transformation didn’t go unnoticed as they started getting requests from other homeowners for renovation and design help. ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Easy-to-Customize Lighting is Interior Designer’s Go-To Solution

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Easy-to-Customize Lighting is Interior Designer’s Go-To Solution
One of the challenges designers face when tackling a remodeling project is blending the old with the new. Updating paint, furniture, and lighting can breathe new life into a space, but making all of the pieces work together can be tricky. Cecily Mendell, principal designer of Cecy J Interiors in San Francisco, California, recently remodeled a client’s home in nearby Los Altos where she struck a delightful balance between the old and new. ... Read More