Industrial Decor

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

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

Guest Blogger | 5 Ways to Update Your Home This Weekend

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | 5 Ways to Update Your Home This Weekend
Have plans this weekend? If you have a free day, a free afternoon, or even just a free hour, you have time to update your home before clocking into work on Monday morning. With the simple and easy fixes below, you can transform your home with plenty of time to spare for enjoying the summer sun and fun. Update your light fixtures There’s no simpler way to completely change the look of your space than by updating your light fixtures. A boring fixture doesn’t get noticed—or, worse, gets noticed for the wrong reasons—but a statement fixture can steal the show. For example, a Bubble Chandelier brings sleek modernity and a touch of whimsy to a dining area or living... Read More

Celebrate the 4th with a Patriotic Skillet Cookie!

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 | 2 comments

Celebrate the 4th with a Patriotic Skillet Cookie!
With the 4th of July landing on Wednesday this year, we’ve decided to celebrate all week! And what better way to celebrate than with an easy dessert that’s sure to please kids and adults alike! We’re happy to introduce Liz, from That Skinny Chick Can Bake, who created the Patriotic Skillet Cookie just in time for this week’s Independence Day festivities. Liz has been blogging for more than eight years and loves creating sweet things in her kitchen. ... Read More

Gift Guide | Father’s Day Finds to Delight Dad

Posted by on May 23, 2018 | 0 comments

Gift Guide | Father’s Day Finds to Delight Dad
With the May celebration for Moms hopefully carried out in grand fashion, we turn our sights to June when it’s Dad’s turn to be indulged. We’ve got you covered with some great gift ideas that will rise above, way above, the tie or BBQ tools you were considering. Wouldn’t Dad appreciate something handcrafted right here in America that he’ll love and enjoy using every day? Yeah, we thought so! ... Read More

Featured Customer | Kitchen Island Right at Home in Laundry Room Reno

Posted by on May 21, 2018 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Kitchen Island Right at Home in Laundry Room Reno
Like many properties in Tucson, Arizona’s Sam Hughes neighborhood, a registered national historic district, Katherine Ferguson’s home endured many changes through the years. The compound, called La Casa Catalina, features an original adobe structure built in the late 1920s, a main house added in 1935, and an enclosed porch added in the late 1950s. “The property also has a garage with a carriage house above it which had been converted into rental apartments called casitas,” Katherine, an interior designer and owner of La Casa Catalina, explains. “When I acquired the property in 2015, the place was completely run down and in desperate need... Read More