Black Garage + Barn Light Electric

Friday, December 9, 2016

When we bought our current home we knew it was a bit of a project.   We began with the detached garage and yard. It desperately needed attention.  The entire yard was overgrown.  The existing garage was an eye sore that took up a big chunk of the backyard. The first thing we did was remove the overgrown shrubs and trees.  Our goal was create a real yard with enough room to play.  The next thing we did was paint it black.  It took one weekend and instantly it transformed the look.  To take it to the next level, my husband built a portico over the side door making it look more like a cottage.  The only thing missing was an exterior light.

We went with the Atomic Industrial Guard Sconce from Barn Light Electric.  We are so happy with the look and quality of the sconce.  You are able to customize your light with several options.  We really wanted the Galvanized Finish against the black, but there are 30 different Finish options to choose from.  This makes it a great option to use not only for outdoor, but in bathrooms, hallways, playrooms, mudrooms to name a few. You can also select between three different guard options and six different glass options.  And these are options just for the Atomic Industrial Guard Sconce.  Barn Light Electric has so many lighting options for any type of home or commercial project.  I’ve been seeing Barn Light Electric on Pinterest for quite some time and have loved everything from the Original Warehouse Gooseneck to their new Machine Age Lighting.  The more I read about Barn Light Electric and their commitment to quality, the more I love this company.  They are based in Titusville, Florida where everything is made, in the USA.  It started as a passion for vintage lighting fixtures by owners Bryan and Donna Scott.  I think if you watch their story, you’ll see why I love this company and their products.

A look at before when we bought the house  a few years ago and today.  The yard is still small, but considered large for an in-town property.  Due to the size of the yard we almost always have at least one broken window–my husband has become quite proficient in small pane window repair.  Now all we need is a big wreath on that black garage.  In the next few weeks I’ll post some photos of how we made the portico and how we decorated this space for Christmas.





  • KiminMN

    I love your choice of black for your garage – very striking and contemporary. The galvanized fixtures are a handsome contrast. Your before and after photos really tell the story! Look forward to more pictures of your progress.

  • Garden, Home and Party

    I love the black paint on the garage. There is a blogger who painted their “Gardner’s Cottage” black and it is stunning.
    Why do windows get broken?

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