Barn Light Electric is celebrating nine years in business this month! We’ve come a long way since the early days of operating out of a 100-year-old hardware store in downtown Titusville. Using salvaged vintage lights as inspiration, we began handcrafting our own designs, exploring new colors, reviving the art of porcelain enamel, and adding options like LED to bring these time-honored styles into the next century.
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Many remodeling projects take a space from one decade into the next. In Susan’s case, her kitchen took a giant leap from the 1980s right into the next century. Her “older” condo, located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, needed a serious kitchen update.
“The space had an old fluorescent light and I wanted to have colors that looked more coastal,” Susan says. With her new mint backsplash in place, Susan started her search for new kitchen lighting. Having shopped Barn Light Electric in the past, Susan remembered the creamy Jadite finish in the porcelain enamel palette of colors. It matched her new backsplash perfectly.
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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
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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Getting pictures from our customers is even more exciting than getting a letter in the mail.
Like a letter written with a pen.
On real paper.
That kind of exciting.
Whenever I see an email pop into my inbox, I often glance at the file size even before I glance at the sender. Those 15 and 20-megabyte messages are guaranteed to hold treasure!
Today’s treasure came, not in an email, but from our Facebook page, which is another great source of photographic treasures. Our friend Judd at Salem Woodworks in Plymouth, Michigan, shared this pic of his new, solid cherry harvest table topped by our Mercury 8-Light Chandelier. With eight guard-and-glass fixtures on an... Read More