Posts by Betty L

The Best of Industrial Farmhouse Interior Design on Pinterest

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 | 0 comments

The Best of Industrial Farmhouse Interior Design on Pinterest
From pristine to panache, vintage industrial accents make period design accessible to all. We’ve seen a fair share of unique takes on industrial lighting (remember the dolly light?) but in order to make your rustic redesigns truly inspired it’s important to keep some design guidelines in mind. Here to help explain these guidelines are some of BarnLightElectric’s frequently pinned industrial farmhouse design images. ... Read More

Vintage Housewares Bake Holiday Memories With Retro Style

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 | 0 comments

Vintage Housewares Bake Holiday Memories With Retro Style
While summer is all about grilling, fall is all about baking. The onset of the extended holiday season means the kitchen gets a workout with flour-coated counters, mounds of chocolate chips, and spicy scents wafting through the whole house. For many, baking a batch of pumpkin bread or snickerdoodles brings back cherished memories of spending time in the kitchen with mom or grandma. For me, sitting on the kitchen stool while I stirred a batch of cookie dough in Mom’s giant Pyrex bowl was pure heaven.... Read More

Rustic Industrial Style Develops When You Master the Mix of Old, New

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 | 0 comments

Rustic Industrial Style Develops When You Master the Mix of Old, New
“Master the mix” could become the interior design mantra for 2014. The art of being able to mix old and new elements for an updated, yet classic design is the goal for many homeowners looking for the latest amenities in their spaces yet longing for vintage character too. In this industrial farmhouse kitchen, the exposed beams and vintage chairs around the farm table speak to years gone by while modern shelving and sleek stainless appliances add a modern touch. The RLM-style warehouse shades also breathe a whisper from the past with their generous span of light focusing on the center work station. ... Read More

Dress Up Sheds, Outbuildings with Classic Gooseneck Lighting

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 | 1 comment

Dress Up Sheds, Outbuildings with Classic Gooseneck Lighting
Sometimes a garage just isn’t big enough for all the stuff of life. From gardening tools to bikes to various holiday decorations, the items that can’t stay stashed in the living room need to find a home somewhere. In an effort to actually park the car in the garage, some homeowners opt to build a shed. These outbuildings run the gamut from simple to stunning, but classic gooseneck lighting is a must have! ... Read More

Vintage Ceiling Fans Stir the Air, Evoke Sense of Drama

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 | 0 comments

Vintage Ceiling Fans Stir the Air, Evoke Sense of Drama
Nothing feels better on a warm day than a gentle breeze stirred up by a ceiling fan. From the front porch to the master bedroom, a ceiling fan can mean the difference between feeling uncomfortably warm to feeling pleasantly comfortable. Even the gentle hum of a fan motor helps many restless sleepers drift away to a good night’s snooze. In our never-ending effort to find the most stylish and functional Vintage Ceiling Fans, we search the world over to find fixtures that you won’t find at your local big box store. While many of the styles found in our Vintage Ceiling Fan collection were once used in the early to mid 20th century, these fixtures have been... Read More

Camouflage Gooseneck Barn Lights Can’t Hide Their Rugged Style

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 | 0 comments

Camouflage Gooseneck Barn Lights Can’t Hide Their Rugged Style
Although we do cherish the lazy days of summer, there  is just so much to love about the fall season — showy colors, cooler temps, and cozy nights by the fire. Fall also brings the start of hunting season which means it’s time to break out the camouflage! In honor of the fall season, we are showcasing our own version of camouflage by putting our entire collection of Camouflage Lighting on sale! From now through October 23, you can purchase any of our camouflage lights at 25 percent off! It’s an automatic discount so no coupon code is needed for a speedy and easy shopping experience. ... Read More

Vintage Housewares Collection Expands to Include Stylish Retro Pieces

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 | 0 comments

Vintage Housewares Collection Expands to Include Stylish Retro Pieces
Just as we promised in last month’s Vintage post, we discovered more “new” items to add to our Vintage Housewares collection! Some, in spite of their age, are still functional and handy to have in the kitchen, while others are simply full of character and charm and more suitable as an accessory or display piece. Several vivid Pyrex Bowls caught our eye. These handy vessels are still very serviceable and will add a delightful pop of color to your kitchen counter. The Vintage Pyrex Yellow Bowl in a 2.5 quart size features the zesty yellow finish from their mid-century Primary Color Line and stands ready for the cookie dough! A larger 4-quart size is also... Read More

Industrial Lighting Helps Sets Mood for Commercial Businesses

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 | 0 comments

Industrial Lighting Helps Sets Mood for Commercial Businesses
One of the most basic functions of good lighting is to establish a mood within a space. And I’m not talking candles or a dimmer switch on the dining room pendants. The mood is set not only with the illumination but with the fixture itself, and nowhere is this more important than in commercial operations. When customers and employees enter your building, you want the lighting to be functional and to set a tone for the environment that makes customers feel welcome and employees feel happy! ... Read More

Original Gooseneck Light Graces Front Door of Renovated Yucatan Home

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013 | 0 comments

Original Gooseneck Light Graces Front Door of Renovated Yucatan Home
When Wes first saw his future home in Merida, a 500-year-old city on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, no one would have blamed him if he had completely leveled the place and built something new. But Wes saw the character of what he lovingly calls “the ruin” and transformed it into a stylish, functional, and inviting space with a definitive nod to its history. Wes chronicled the 59-week process on a Facebook page where friends and family could watch as the workers raised beams, poured concrete, installed new colorful tiling, and added a pool and rooftop patio. ... Read More

Vintage Kitchen Accessories are Both Stylish and Practical

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 | 0 comments

Vintage Kitchen Accessories are Both Stylish and Practical
It would probably break my mother-in-law’s heart but my favorite kitchen tool is not found in the 12-piece prep and garnish set she gave me for Christmas. I do love that 4″ birds beak garnishing knife for deveining shrimp, but my favorite and most dependable tool to have on hand, especially when I’m baking, is my Granny’s old rolling pin. The smooth wooden roller has spread out many a pie crust, and I feel a connection with her every time I grab hold of those worn handles. Vintage housewares not only conjure up wonderful memories in the kitchen, but these antique treasures are often just as useful today as they were a generation or two ago.... Read More