Cowbell Wall Decor

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Cowbell Wall Decor

Cowbell Wall Decor


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.
DIY Cowbell  Wall Decor

DIY Cowbell Wall Decor


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.

Cowbell Wall Decor

Cowbell Wall Decor,  this is the one from Grandma’s basement


Cowbell Wall Decor/ DIY

Hope you enjoy and are inspired to hang your own unique art.


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  • Marilyn says:

    I’m visiting from Songbird’s blog. My family lived in Switzerland for a few months many years ago due to my husband’s work. We LOVED the cowbells, and my girls each got one as a souvenir. This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  • Joan says:

    Of all the countries my son visited while overseas he said he said he could most easily live in Switzerland. You are so lucky to have a chance to live there even if just for a short time.

  • kim says:

    Very cute idea. I just purchased some bells at an estate sale and now you’ve given me an idea. Thanks!

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