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Versatile Barn Pendant for Shaker Style Kitchen

Some spaces just cry out for a barn pendant. Yes, we’re biased, but this cottage in western Maine, designed by John Cole, is a beautiful example of how choosing the right style of light can provide the perfect finishing touch to a room. Here in this cozy kitchen, reclaimed barn timbers in the exposed framing and locally milled fir flooring and trim create a warm, inviting feel to the space. Hanging above the table is a pendant very similar to Barn Light Electric’s Homestead Pendant, an American made fixture that represents a style of lighting first used in factories and warehouses in the early 20th century.

With its flared 10″ shade, the Homestead Pendant would provide a nice span of light over a kitchen island, worktable, reading nook, or in a game room. There are many ways to customize this very affordable fixture starting with five colored and textured glass options. The cup can be finished in one of more than 50 finish colors ranging from basic black or white to bright red or yellow or maybe you prefer one of our brass, copper, or aluminum finishes. You may also choose an antique key or a simple black knob to turn your light on and off. With all of these options, your light can take on any number of looks and become a truly unique fixture.

For a more industrial style look for your farmhouse, loft, or coffeeshop, check out the Barn Light Farmhouse Pendant. This drop cord fixture comes in three sizes and is loaded with minimalist style. Just like the Homestead, this pendant can be customized in multiple ways including finish options, cup style, key styles and color, and mounting options. And don’t forget to consider a nostalgic Edison style light bulb for this fixture. This simple addition gives your light a whole new vintage twist!

Top photo courtesy of Brian Vanden Brink

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6 comments

  1. Brandy

    We have one above our primitive table in our kitchen.

  2. Betty

    Bet that looks terrific — barn lighting and rugged furniture go hand in hand!

  3. Erin

    I have one over our table in the kitchen – comes with a pulley and rope to adjust it up and down. I lvoe the look of it but the light is so harsh. I’ve tried a variety of bulbs. What do you recommend? This is the main light for the room – a small kitchen. But it doesn’t really work for either lighting the kitchen table or the room — and everyone who comes to our house complains about the light in their eyes, except maybe if one is standing and it’s lowered to it’s lowest height. I see your company makes the Edison repro bulbs — I’d be willing to give that a try but how well do they light? Or are they just for ambience? I’d like a bit of advice before I purchase the bulbs. Thanks!

  4. Ashley

    Hi Erin,

    It sounds like a frosted bulb or an Edison bulb may be your best option for your kitchen. The Edison bulbs have a maximum wattage of 60 watts, therefore providing for a less harsh light. A frosted light bulb would also help in diffusing the light! If you have any further questions, please feel free to give us a call. One of our knowledgeable sales reps would love to assist you in finding the best solution for you!

  5. Pam Eads

    do you have a catalog? Pam Eads 314 College St. Somerset, KY 42501

  6. Betty

    Hi Pam,
    You can browse our summer catalog at this link — http://www.barnlightelectric.com/browse-our-catalog.html

    And you can always find every light we sell on our website at http://www.barnlightelectric.com/

    I have also put your name on our list for a printed catalog which will be mailed out shortly. If you have any questions about our fixtures, please feel free to email our sales staff at sales@barnlightelectric.com or by calling toll free at 800-407-8784.

    Thanks!

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