A while back I was reading my latest copy of Pottery Barn, (at least I think it was Pottery Barn) and I came across a set of cowbells each perched in their own little frames. It immediately caught my attention since years earlier I had found a small cowbell in the basement of my Grandmother’s house when we were packing her up to move. Only having one was not much of a collection but I put the idea on the back burner. A couple of years later, my oldest son, Keith, was travelling to Switzerland to study architecture. Right before he left on his adventure he asked if there was anything I would like him to bring back…he was thinking Swiss cheese, Swiss army knives, Swiss chocolate…I was thinking cowbell. He did bring me back chocolate which I devoured but he also managed to find a cowbell which actually lasts a lot longer than chocolate. My collection was up to 2. Thinking a collection of three would look better, I resorted to ebay. So the third bell doesn’t really have much of a story. But it is really cool looking.
The frames were made by my second son, Kevin, as a Christmas present using 1 x 2 pine strips, mitering the corners, nailing together and staining. A little screw hook at the top of the frame and these cowbells were ready for hanging. I love unconventional do it yourself art.
Hope you enjoy and are inspired to hang your own unique art.