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Spring Fever! It’s Popping Up All Over Instagram!

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 | 0 comments

Spring Fever! It’s Popping Up All Over Instagram!
Like an old Chevy with a bad motor, spring is having trouble getting started. Snow cancelled the Yankees’ home opener, Winter Storm Xanto is roaring across the Midwest, and “sprinter” is the newest made-up word to describe the spring that feels more like winter. Luckily, spring has sprung on our Instagram feed where we found plenty of pics loaded with vibrant colors and seasonal inspiration. We’re kick starting the weekend with some of our favorite photos that get us in the mood for being outdoors, gardening, and even spring cleaning! ... Read More

Pro's Corner | Designer Opts for Casual Classic Look of Porcelain Enamel Lighting

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Designer Opts for Casual Classic Look of Porcelain Enamel Lighting
We often hear people describe barn lighting as classic or timeless. Indeed, even today, you can find antique warehouse shades still in use decades after installation. These are often porcelain enamel lights crafted from quality steel in an age when products were built to last. When Kelly Hurliman, an interior designer from just outside of Chicago, decided to remodel her kitchen, she wanted the classic look and quality of a porcelain enamel barn light. ... 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

Featured Customer | Colorful Barn Lights Add Personality to Vacation Cottage

Posted by on Mar 2, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Colorful Barn Lights Add Personality to Vacation Cottage
Although Paula loves time spent with family in their Sawyer, Michigan, vacation home, the functionality of the space was lacking for their get-togethers. “We needed a larger, open space to make the flow better for summer weekends when we often have a big crowd,” Paula, an interior designer, explains. And, as with many remodeling efforts, Paula’s project snowballed. Since the footprint changed, flooring had to change. In the end, Paula also had new cabinetry, counters, appliances, and lighting. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Barn Lighting Right at Home Down on the Farm

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 | 2 comments

Featured Customer | Barn Lighting Right at Home Down on the Farm
Our Instagram feed is a wonderful source of inspiration to many, and we love seeing photos posted by our customers every day. Carrie, from Cullman, Alabama, has been sharing photos and tagging us in her posts @OurFeatheredFarmhouse for several years now as she and her family built their dream home. “Chad and I began dating in high school and dreamed of raising a family on a farm,” Carrie says. “Almost 20 years and three kids later, we made our dreams a reality when we bought 40 acres we now call home.” ... 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