Our story began in 2003 when my dad needed to tear down our family barn. My good friend, Adonna, and I couldn't stand the thought of all that wonderful wood going to the trash. We rescued some of the wood, started creating, and voila, Old Barn Rescue Company was born.
Soon we were rescuing all kinds of interesting objects from dumpsters, trash piles, recycling centers, garage sales, and thrift stores. From old doors, windows, and molding to old buttons, nails, water faucets, baseballs, game tiles, bottles, hinges, door knobs and hooks – there was no end.
Today, this continues to be one of our strongest passions and drives our up-cycled decor line. We love getting our hands dirty digging for a perfect treasure to finish a piece. The ideas are limited only by our imaginations and the objects we rescue. Because all our reclaimed wall art is created using only found objects you can know you are purchasing a wonderful, eco-friendly, truly one-of-a-kind reclaimed sign.
With Adonna's expertise in calligraphy, we added her beautiful lettering and designs to our products. We found a great connection between our love for timeworn materials, exquisite lettering, and inspiring words - they all provided a more stunning way to tell a story.
In the fall of 2008, we embarked on Old Barn Rescue Company’s custom vinyl wall decal product line. It has been a smashing success! We love the versatility and ease of cut vinyl. You can now have Adonna’s professional lettering directly on your walls! Our matte finish vinyl lettering looks hand-painted and comes at a wonderful price for changing the look of a entire room!
Due to Adonna’s family move to Spokane, WA in the fall of 2009, Old Barn Rescue Company now has Midwest and West Coast Divisions with growing departments.
In the Spring of 2012, Missy Castro joined Old Barn Rescue/St. Louis. With a background in graphic design, she is a fabulous addition to our company. One of Missy’s most frequent comments has been “that would make a great t-shirt”. It was a natural fit. With her ideas, expertise, enthusiasm and so many great graphics already designed, we embarked on the creation of our Textile product line in the Spring of 2015. Customers now can enjoy many of Old Barn Rescue’s designs in heat-pressed vinyl or screen printed on baby bodysuits, reclaimed t-shirts, linen and canvas home decor pillow covers, pillow shams and more!
We create every product line - from custom vinyl wall decals, to textiles, to up-cycled decor - with great care and attention so that you can express your story beautifully!