USING OUTDOOR BARN LIGHT FIXTURES AS KITCHEN LIGHTS IN OUR LOG HOME!
Have you ever noticed my kitchen light fixtures? I have people ask me all the time where I purchased them. I have to confess they are meant to go outdoors in a barn, but they made for cheap indoor lights. I don’t know if you’ve ever built a home from the ground up but by the time I got to the point of picking out light fixtures my brain was frazzled and I was ready for it all to be over. But I think it was frazzled in a good way because I still love my barn light fixtures to this day.
They came with a silver finish but it was noting a few coats of oil rubbed bronze spray paint couldn’t fix. I have to say it’s held up perfectly 8 years later. There’s no way for the lights to get any abuse that would scratch the surface but I do clean them and the finish is the same as the day I painted them.
For me I can see when the lights need to be cleaned by looking over the loft. From there I can see dust on them and I know it’s time to hop up on the counter and take care of it. The best part about the lights is they swivel from side to side and makes for easy cleaning. All I do is wet down a Norwex cloth, twist the light one way and then the other, to give it a good dusting. If I remember I also wash the bulb off, it’s amazing how much bright it gets with a good dusting.
I use a small step stool to get up on the sink side counter and wash two fixtures and the big clock. From there I jump across to the island and clean the other two fixtures. At some point I’m going to have to quit jumping across and get down and move my stool and get up again. I’m pressing my luck making the jump and one day I’ll probably not make it and have a real mess on my hands. I’m a klutz anyway and I’m just asking for trouble.
Yes I do wear shoes when I get up on the counter I’m afraid my sock feet will be to slippery when I jump across. My daughter in law to be was my photographer for this post and she cringed when I jumped. I’m sure she was thinking I was to old to be doing such a thing.
Funny story I told her to shoot me from my skinny side but when I reviewed the pictures I said she didn’t capture my skinny side at all. We got a good laugh because I no longer have a skinny side. Oh well it is who I am, right? Also I did change my font color to black for those of you who said it was hard to read. I hope this change is working out better for you.