Monday, January 19, 2009

Barn Lighting Renovations

These were our old barn lights. I HATED them! Sometimes they worked, sometimes not. They looked - well, just awful!

A long time ago I saw a picture of a barn up North. It was a very exquisite barn that was as elegant as it was functional and it had big iron light fixtures. Ever since then, I have wanted to do that in our barn.

...and today was the day. Here are our new barn lights!

Day or night, light or dark, every single time I go into the barn, I have to turn on the lights..just because I want to!..and for the horse savey - the barn ceiling is 12 feet tall. I only cross tie my horses either in their stall or in the wash stall. Both have rubber floor mats to prevent slipping.

19 comments:

Nina Diane said...

well now....they look beautiful!!! I bet the horses think so too

Ginger said...

I agree....very beautiful. So much nicer than the flourescent lights!!!

justabeachkat said...

What a difference!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hugs!
Kat

Leah said...

Oh they are beautiful! I just hope your ceiling is high enough they won't hit their heads on the lights- or have one rear up in crossties (always my concern as our barn has ceiling fans with lights too and it's definately within head range if a horse decided to go up in there). It looks very pretty though- historical and dramatic.

Kalin said...

Wow, those look great!

Susan said...

What a fabulous look for your barn!
Hugs, Susan

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Gorgeous! Julie, you couldnt have picked more perfect light fixtures!! I love them!

I am so sorry about Chrissy :( I know she will be okay. But I dont blame you one bit for worrying!! I would be too!

Big Hugs to you both,
Amy

Anonymous said...

Are they rated for use like that?
Able to handle the dust that will accumulate and etc?
Otherwise, pretty or not, they are a fire risk.

Julie said...

The lights could be used for indoor or covered outdoor - as in a front portch. Thanks for asking!

Gayla said...

Those are simply awesome. I would turn them on every chance I get, too. I wish we could redo our barn and fix it up so fine and all that. I'm afraid we're letting it fall in.. I feel so bad because it was my grandfather's. ...

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

I love those! Really beautiful...gosh they would look great in a home, even! I hope Chrissy gets well very soon! She's very cute! Susan

pedalpower said...

It looks beautiful!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Hiya Julie! Thank you for visiting today and leaving a sweet note!

These lights are just fabulous! Beautiful stalls.. makes me wish I were a horse!

Rhondi said...

Hi Julie
My goodness! What elegant lights for your barn! Tanks for leavinga comment today.
Hugs, Rhondi

Debbie in CA : ) said...

My first visit to a "horsey" blog (I have been on a horse once ... maybe twice in my life) and I never expected to see a decorating post with such a fabulous light makeover. Bravo! Beautiful. Equus Villa is more than just horsing around, I see. ; )

Thanks for stopping by to see my blog so that I could follow the trail back to find you.

Berte said...

Wow! I'm impressed! It reminds me of those magnificent stables in Kentucky.
RiverBend Farm
Texas

victoria ~ auction girl vintage said...

Fabulous lighting, it looks awesome!

Cote de Texas said...

this looks like a stable that Martha Stewart would have - I can't get over how beautiful this is!!!!!!!!!

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

wow! I never thought I'd say a barn looked elegant but yours sure does! Great Job!