Lighting love

If you’ve been following along for a little while with our renovation saga, you’re familiar with some of the lighting that we started with in the basement: ceiling fixtures mounted on the walls, a ceiling fan recessed up into the joists. As you can probably imagine, I have a bit of a need for new lighting.

With the Barn Light Electric giveaway making the rounds of the blogosphere, I saw an opportunity.

Once I was browsing the web site, however, I was seduced. I was sidetracked. I decided I can live with bare bulbs and pigtails in the basement.

But I absolutely positively cannot any longer live with this.

Green and faux wood ceiling fan

The green and brass and faux wood ceiling fan in the living room.

Wouldn’t this be a fun replacement?

We have a beautiful big living room with lots of natural light, wonderful vaulted ceiling, great rustic beams and a stone fireplace (that admittedly could use a bit of work). In the middle of all that, we have a huge, horrific green ceiling fan.

Living room with fireplace

This is never appropriate.

Barn Lighting has tonnes of great options that will satisfy my need for a pretty, polished, traditional aesthetic that’s in keeping with our rustic country setting. We have an actual barn on this property. We should choose a company with “barn” in its name.

Once I was focused on the main floor, it was easy to line up other lighting options.

Barn Light Electric Mystic Seaport Chandelier

Mystic Seaport Chandelier (in dark brass) to replace a distinctly non-country chandelier in the dining room.

Barn Light Electric Mayfield Semi-Flush Ceiling Light

Two Mayfield Semi-Flush Ceiling Lights (in old bronze) to replace a pair of  unfortunate boob lights in the hallway

Barn Light Electric School House Pendant "The Brevard"

School House Pendant “The Brevard” (also in a bronze finish) to replace a flush mount fixture over the island in the kitchen–a pendant is much more appropriate and will balance the space nicely.

While I need the Outer Banks Chandelier for the living room, I just want the Halstead Semi-Flush Ceiling Light. I’d put it in my sewing room to replace yet another boob light.

Barn Light Electric Halstead Semi-Flush Ceiling Light

Or I’d put it in the bathroom to replace a weirdly located globe that’s straight out of 1989.

Halstead is not really country and it’s definitely not rustic, but oh it’s pretty.

Do you have some lighting needs of your own? There’s still time to enter the Barn Light Electric giveaway.

  1. Look around online at Barn Light Electric and pick lights you’d love to own.
  2. Feature your lighting picks on your personal blog, and link to the lights if you can!
  3. Copy/paste these rules at the bottom of your blog article so others can enter.
  4. Once your personal article is up, you must email your blog link to: to be qualified to win.

The contest ends Monday, July 2, 2012. If you don’t have a blog, but do have need of beautiful lighting you can still enter. Find out how by reading the Official Rules.

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