When we began our adventure with this auction house every room had these “boob lights” in them. Although they’re not terrible, they’re also not my style.
For a long time I’ve loved all of the different industrial barn lights at Barn Light Electric, but haven’t been able to stomach over $100 for each light fixture.
So last year when I was in Minnesota at I came across this vintage enamel barn light shade for $12 and I snagged it. Then I picked up this pendant kit for $15 at Menards.
I love everything about my new industrial barn light. The Edison bulb I put in it really is perfect. It also looks awesome alongside my midcentury dresser!
This light would be our third industrial inspired light in this house, with our kitchen pendant lights and the boy’s basket light being my earlier lighting creations. Of course in our last house I DIY’ed some lighting as well, including an industrial kitchen pendant, and a hanging ORB light. You think I like some DIY lighting?!? Now I’ve only got two more lights to replace and if you’d believe it I’m not DIY’ing the fixtures!!
I also just have to mention that widening the window above the bed was one of the best design decisions that we’ve made. If you have to have a window above the bed, then I suggest I wide one like this!