Barn stars date back to the 1830’s in Pennsylvania and were thought to be a sign of good fortune and luck to many farmers. Originally painted directly onto barns, they were later made from wood and today have become popular in metal or tin, particularly if the star is allowed to weather and rust.
Used today both indoors and out, there is significance behind the painted colors. Red symbolizes passion, charisma and creativity. The barn star pictured below from HudsonGoods.com is made of salvaged tin from old barn roofs in Pennsylvania… recycling at it’s best! These barn stars are heavy and durable with a rich paint finish and heavy distressing.