When we bought the surrounding property around us and we decided to build the red barn so we could start our christmas tree farm, pumpkin farm, produce farm... we were challenged with doing most of the work ourselves after the structure was built. My dear husband did all the electrical work. Lighting a space this large was a bit daunting. Then I thought about how beautiful the chandeliers in the store ABC Carpet in NY look. If you haven't been there, it should be on your list of places to see when you go to NYC!
I told my husband we would be lighting the barn with the chandeliers. He thought I was a bit crazy. We had to hire an electrician to come in and hang the ones in the loft. Of course they thought we were a bit crazy too. I directed the electrician to give each chandelier its "own space" some slightly higher, some slightly lower. Here are some examples of our collection.
My husband does all the rewiring. I do all the repair and cleaning. The barn has proven to be a lovely place to showcase my collection and work on my incoming treasures. Our collection continues to grow. We sell them at our barn sales (the ones that aren't hard wired to the barn!)
The lighting in the barn is now nicer than the lighting in my home!!
(some of the above photos courtesy grogan studios)