Porcelain Barn Lights

How To | Amp Up Your Curb Appeal in Time for Holiday Entertaining

Posted by on Sep 26, 2018 | 0 comments

How To | Amp Up Your Curb Appeal in Time for Holiday Entertaining
Don’t look now but the holiday entertaining season is just around the corner. Oh sure, we get to enjoy fall colors and pumpkins on the porch for a few more weeks, but it won’t be long before people are ringing your bell to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner and festive gatherings around the kitchen island. So take a break from browsing Pinterest for the latest mulled cider recipe and consider sprucing up your home’s exterior for the coming season. Today we offer some inspiration for amping up the curb appeal of your home just in time for the holidays. ... Read More

Behind the Scenes | Metal Spinning Comes Naturally to Barn Light's Hand Spinner

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018 | 0 comments

Behind the Scenes | Metal Spinning Comes Naturally to Barn Light's Hand Spinner
Barn Light Electric‘s machine shop is where handcrafted barn lights and porcelain enamelware are born. Large sheets of metal are cut into flat disks then placed on a hand lathe. Our crew of talented metal spinners bend and shape each disk around a mold to create light shades, bowls, plates, and more. It’s difficult work that requires both strength and finesse, and lots of practice, to force the metal into the desired shape. ... Read More

Chain-Hung Pendant Lighting Offers Style, Flexibility

Posted by on Sep 14, 2018 | 0 comments

Chain-Hung Pendant Lighting Offers Style, Flexibility
When considering pendant lighting, most people opt for cord hung pendants or the more formal look of a stem-mounted pendant. But a chain-hung mounting not only offers the industrial look that’s so trendy these days, but it also provides more flexibility in installation. For example, Amanda struggled with an off-centered electrical box in her dining room. She needed a light that could swag, but many of the pendants and chandeliers she considered couldn’t accommodate a swag. Amanda loves designs that are timeless and vintage, yet trendy, and she found that seemingly impossible mix in our Schoolhouse Chain Hung Pendant. ... Read More

Front Door Inspiration from Barn Light Electric

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 | 0 comments

Front Door Inspiration from Barn Light Electric
It’s happened again. We’ve come down with a severe case of door envy. It strikes almost daily over on our Pinterest and Instagram feeds where customers post photos of their doors adorned by beautiful, new lighting. Like this gorgeous entry created by Jamie Keskin, of Jamie Keskin Design in Massachusetts. Jamie envisioned a quintessential farmhouse feel for this home, and two Wheeler™ Union Wall Sconces capped off the look perfectly. She customized these porcelain enamel sconces with 12″ shades and a Black finish. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Porcelain Gooseneck Handles California Sunshine

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Porcelain Gooseneck Handles California Sunshine
Renovating a garage often lacks the joys of renovating, say, the kitchen or the family room. It’s just not nearly as much fun spending money on utilitarian spaces that simply house the car and lawn mower. When Meg started contemplating an overhaul of her garage earlier this year, she wanted to make the space as charming as her Orange, California, home. She loves the modern farmhouse look, with more of an emphasis on the modern, so she paid particular attention to the details of the full-gut renovation. ... Read More

Celebrating American-Made Craftsmanship on Labor Day

Posted by on Sep 3, 2018 | 0 comments

Celebrating American-Made Craftsmanship on Labor Day
As America celebrates Labor Day and the unofficial end of summer, Barn Light Electric is pausing to celebrate the incredible team of craftsmen and other professionals who not only make our lighting, furniture, and home decor goods, but who serve behind the scenes in sales, marketing, R&D, shipping, and accounting.  From our inception as a small, family-owned business more than 10 years ago, Barn Light Electric has sought out employees eager to embrace our mantra of combining the best of vintage style with the latest customizing options all wrapped in the highest quality products we can create. ... Read More