Nothing warms our heart more than a great American success story. Barn Light Electric started in a garage where our owners rewired and refinished vintage gooseneck and barn pendant lights to sell. Fast forward a few years and today we’re handcrafting vintage-inspired lights in a 60,000-square-foot facility and shipping them worldwide.
Today’s Featured Customer had similar humble beginnings. Hayes Manufacturing started in a garage more than 40 years ago and today makes state-of-the-art drive and flywheel couplings in its Fife Lake, Michigan, headquarters. The five owners and partners recently remodeled a storage space in their plant to create an executive... Read More
How do you transform a traditional Florida-style home into a chic urban loft loaded with rustic industrial style? Jim and Nobel could write a primer on how they took their 1960s-era home in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea to the studs and started from scratch.
“We wanted to do a New York-style loft with wide plank flooring, brick walls, cement counters, rustic barn doors, and barn style lighting,” Jim says. “Some call it a refined industrial look.”
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We’ve been down home on a Texas ranch this week checking out how custom barn lights create a cohesive look between Renee’s home and barn. Monday’s post featured the exterior of both spaces and Wednesday’s post included the working part of the barn. Today we discover how rustic chandeliers take center stage in a surprising loft space in the barn.
“The tack room in the barn leads upstairs to the gathering room which has a kitchen along one wall,” Renee explains. “The space is really multi-functional. It serves as overflow guest space, a space for farm meetings, and the kitchen serves as extra space for holiday... Read More
Last week we visited with Kirsten Grove, of the blog Simply Grove, as she revealed the transformation of her living room that included a Downtown Minimalist Brass Adjustable Wall Sconce near the fireplace. Today, Kirsten shares the remodel of her master bedroom where a modern brass chandelier adds interest to the mostly white space.
“When we first walked into this room, it felt dark and lonely,” Kirsten says. “I wanted to make the room come to life so naturally we painted everything white and textured the ceiling to get rid of the popcorn.” The house has strong bones and is a mid-century masterpiece, and Kirsten plans to stay true to the... Read More
One of the comments we hear repeatedly from customers is how much they love being able to customize lighting at Barn Light Electric. Judy, for example, had her eye on a pair of rustic wall sconces for her bathroom makeover (read about the project here). She wanted the sconces to match her wall color, but it’s hard to find quality, American-made sconces in Delphite Blue at the big box store!
Judy was able to customize her new lighting not only with the perfect baby blue finish color but also with a heavy-duty cast guard and ribbed glass to complete the rustic industrial look.
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In last Friday’s post, we visited Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, where a vintage ceiling fan is turning heads at the Main Lake Market. When Alice Szigethy and her husband purchased the property in 2014, it was in dire need of help.
“This site has a rich history beginning in the 1880s when there was a dance hall, restaurant, picnic grounds, and hotel,” Alice explains.” Although closed during the Depression, the site was reopened and, at different times, featured an amusement part, roller rink, and later, a tavern. In the 1960s, a luncheonette called the Windlass opened which grew into a full-service Italian restaurant.
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