Log Cabin Lighting – Rustic Chandeliers

Log Cabin Lighting – Rustic Chandeliers

You really don’t have to follow any rules when decorating a log cabin.

“Until the 1930s, most  retreats in the Rocky  Mountains were decorated with either mission or Victorian furnishings.”
Rustic Traditions by Ralph R. Kylloe

Just as now, people followed their taste. Often lighting was designed by the architect to fit the proportions and scale of each room.

Monte Carlo 52

Monte Carlo 52″ Great Lodge Rustic Ceiling Fan with the look of rough hewn pine logs with pine cone accents and Lodge Pine Blades

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Early Electric Meets New Technology – WAC Lighting’s Early Electric Pendants


Quick Connect 3-Light Multi-point Mirror Glass Canopy with Mason Jar LED Pendants

The new Early Electric Collection of pendants from WAC Lighting look like vintage lighting, but can use just 5 watts of energy.

They all use an LED light source.

They are available as single pendants, multiple pendants or with quick connects to suspend from  Track Lighting or Monorail.

Socket Set & Lamp Information

LEDme® Low Voltage Line Voltage
LED: 12V/5.6W, 3000K, CRI 85 (included) – lumens may vary depending on diffuser.

  • May be dimmed w/electronic low voltage (ELV) dimmer
  • Three threaded screws are used to secure shade to socket
  • 50,000 hour rated life
  • Energy efficient
  • No projected Ultraviolet or Infrared radiation

Use of these fixtures, pendants or heads with the Monorail, Flexrail, Flexrail 2, Linear System, or Track Lighting.To complete a pendant, select a single or multiple canopy from WAC Quick Connect Monopoints and Multipoints.

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Step 2 – Six Steps to Your New Look – Step by Step Redecorating

Work in Progress - This is the living room of my log cabin.

Work in Progress – This is the living room of my log cabin.

So, you have an idea file. You know what you like. You have walked through furniture stores and gotten ideas. You have inventoried what you already have and decided whether it is staying or going.

2-Develop a plan.

Measure your room and put it on graph paper. Mark in the windows and the doors. Make sure that you mark in the swing of the door.

Measure any furniture that is staying. You can sketch it on another piece of graph paper if you don’t really know how you will lay it out. Cut the furniture pieces out so that you can push them around. Make sure you leave plenty of walk space.

What are you going to use the room for?

This is the list when I planned my living room.

  • Reading
  • Watching TV
  • Entertaining
  • Easy to move the furniture to make room for more tables for a dinner party
  • Easy conversation
  • A fireplace
  • Storage for sewing stuff

What do you have that is staying?

The only piece of furniture that I had that was staying is a large antique piece. It has two divided top drawers, a large bottom drawer and two big doors. I use it to store my stereo equipment.

What problems are you trying to solve?

The open floor plan makes it feel like all one big kitchen. I decided to raise the bar higher than the counter top to obscure the kitchen and replace the pot rack with three pendants over the bar.

So, here’s my list.

  • Hardwood floors (throughout the whole house)
  • Sofa
  • 2 armchairs
  • Floor lamps
  • 2 end tables with lamps
  • 1 floor lamp
  • Coffee table, perhaps with storage
  • Large floor rug
  • 2 coordinating runners
  • Steamer trunk to store fabric & sewing machine
  • Add stairs to the attic with storage under it
  • Drapes that close and make the room dark enough for guests to sleep
  • Replace the wood stove with a fireplace
  • Remove the wallpaper and paint the only wall that is not logs

Make a timeline. Some things have to be done first. Other things it doesn’t matter.

I started with the floor. I selected wood that was almost the same color as the log walls.The logs are made of red cedar that has naturally aged. The ceiling is almost identical in color. I found a cherry colored prefinished wood.