Kitchen Makeover Day 4: Lighting

There’s nothing like having the right lights in a room.  Lighting creates ambiance better than any other element of design.

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A little while back a friend turned me on to Barn Light Electric.

Barn Light Electric a lighting company that makes vintage (and modern) porcelain enamel lighting, the way lights were made in the early 1900’s. Over the years, big manufacturers stopped making porcelain enamel lighting because it was much cheaper to powder coat lights. Yet as production prices went down, quality went with it.

Porcelain enamel lightening is extremely durable. It’s almost impossible to scratch, chip, or burn, and the color never fades.

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Barn Light Electric makes their premium quality lights right here in the US. Craftsmen shape and coat each light individually, then bake on the porcelain in a high heat oven. This unique art was almost lost over the years, yet the passion of Barn Light Electric owner Bryan Scott has kept it alive.

Check out this video clip with his story.

I had such a fun time picking out my new Barn Lights.

You actually get to customize your lights from Barn Light Electric, selecting not only the color of porcelain enamel, but the shade shape and size, type of cord, exact length of solid stem mount, mounting color and style, wire cage and accessories. With the LED lights you can choose higher lumens for super bright lights if needed.

Once you order your Barn Lights, they are crafted just for you!

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We decided to go with LED lights to save energy and provide ultra bright white light in the kitchen, for photography purposes.

I picked these Ivanhoe Wilcox Deep Bowl LED Pendants in an iridescent “metallic chrome” porcelain finish. We put them on a dimmer so we could have lower lighting for everyday use and bright lights when shooting food photography.

We also selected the standard black cord because it’s thick and heat resistant, since one of the lights hangs over a burner.

I love these lights… the shape, the shimmering finish, the warm inviting glow, and the fact that they will last longer than I do.

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Check out the many styles Barn Light Electric has to offer and visit their blog for decorating ideas and lighting information!

 

Disclosure: Barn Light Electric provided LED pendant lights for my new kitchen. All opinions are my own, as always.

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16 comments on “Kitchen Makeover Day 4: Lighting

  1. Shainaposted April 23, 2013 at 9:21 am Reply

    I am in LOVE with Barn Light Electric. I’ve already picked lights for all the rooms of my house. Someday. Gorgeous, Sommer!

  2. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted April 20, 2013 at 6:27 am Reply

    Lighting is such an important factor in the kitchen, I love what you picked out!

  3. Heather | Farmgirl Gourmetposted April 19, 2013 at 10:45 am Reply

    So beautiful! I love love love your kitchen.

  4. Marlyposted April 19, 2013 at 9:34 am Reply

    Now I have barnlight envy! Those are words I never expected to say in my life. Love it!

  5. Nutmeg Nannyposted April 19, 2013 at 9:23 am Reply

    Those lights are gorgeous :) I love them!

  6. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted April 19, 2013 at 7:47 am Reply

    These lights are so perfect for your kitchen. You did a fabulous job putting everything together.

  7. Melissa Bposted April 19, 2013 at 5:56 am Reply

    Love the lighting! I want your kitchen!

  8. Jennifer @ Mother Thymeposted April 19, 2013 at 12:12 am Reply

    I love those lights! I have actually been looking for new lighting above our sink similar to this since we bought our house. I love the fact that they are hand crafted just for you. I’m going to check them out.

  9. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted April 18, 2013 at 4:46 pm Reply

    I love custom lighting!

  10. Karen @ The Food Charlatanposted April 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm Reply

    I’m loving your kitchen posts! So jealous!

  11. Amandaposted April 18, 2013 at 10:17 am Reply

    I really love the look of this. You keep adding things to my wishlist! :)

  12. Leah | So, How's It Taste?posted April 18, 2013 at 9:13 am Reply

    That lighting is so simple, yet gorgeous. Love pendant lights in the kitchen.

  13. Cassie | Bake Your Dayposted April 18, 2013 at 8:35 am Reply

    I really love these, Sommer! They are exactly the style that I want in my house and I have two fixtures that I need to replace!

  14. Marian (Sweetopia)posted April 18, 2013 at 8:16 am Reply

    I discovered Barn Light Electric too, and can’t wait to install some of their lights in our home! Photos of their lights are gorgeous, but can’t do them true justice… They’re even more gorgeous in person, and the quality is truly outstanding.
    Love your lights, Sommer!

  15. Tieghanposted April 18, 2013 at 7:06 am Reply

    LOVE! That is really all I have to say! I am in love with your kitchen!

  16. Leslieposted April 18, 2013 at 5:17 am Reply

    Love the pendants!!!! Its nice that a company still cares about quality!