Barn Pulley Light | Easy Farmhouse Industrial Project
Making a barn pulley light is one of the easiest projects you can do. You can have it finished in 5 minutes. No tools or knowledge of electrical wiring are necessary!
I’ve included the short supply list to make it easy for you to make one yourself.
I’ve sold quite a few barn pulleys over the last few years, but after I listed this one in my shop, I had second thoughts.
I loved the shape, and the patina on the wooden wheel. The more I looked at it, the more second thoughts I had, so I withdrew the listing. I had a feeling I’d regret it if it sold.
I finally pulled it out last week, and turned it into a hanging barn pulley light.
It’s the easiest project you can have finished in 5 minutes. No tools or knowledge of electrical wiring are necessary!
Affiliate links are included below to the inexpensive products you’ll need to make your own barn pulley light.
I had a big rusty hook in my stockpile, which made a perfect hanger for it.
I prefer to use natural daylight light bulbs throughout my house, but since the bulb is so visible on barn pulley lights, I’m using one like an Edison bulb instead. I’ll be using this as more of an accent light than a main light anyway, so that’s okay. I’m so glad I went with my gut instinct, and kept the pulley for myself. I have it hanging in my entryway right now, but once our bedroom remodel is finished, I’ll probably use it in there.
Old barn pulleys can usually be found on Etsy and Ebay for anywhere between $20 and $50. I’ve always gotten mine at auctions.
I used a vintage style cloth covered cord kit which includes a vintage style wall plug and bulb socket. All you need to do is wrap the cord around a pulley wheel, and you have a finished barn pulley light – ready to plug in and hang!
See more of my Repurposed Vintage Projects HERE.