Dollar General Framed Cow Art Receives A Makeover

March 17, 2021

Photo of framed cow on chicken wire
I purchased two of these framed farm art pieces at Dollar General for $1 a piece. Under close inspection they are made quite cheaply with pressed board frames and cow shape.

I knew I could give them a handcrafted look with little effort.

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Photo of back side of framed cow on chicken wire
This is the back.  The hanging wire and cow are stapled onto the frame and chicken wire.

I removed the hanging wire and the cow.

Photo of painted frame with chicken wire
Next, I painted the frames and the chicken wire with Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop Cloth.

Photo of two frames with chicken wire
Now I have a blank canvas for my new design.

Photo of faux rosemary sprigs
I pulled out the two remaining rosemary sprigs from a Target Dollar Spot find from a couple years ago.

Photo of faux chives sprig
This is a snippet of greenery from one of my faux potted herbs.

Photo of framed chicken wire with faux herb sprigs
So far, my idea was working.

Photo of herb stencil sheet
I had this DecoArt Patio Paint Self-Adhesive Stencils, Spice of Life page on hand from previous projects.

Photo of framed chicken wire with rosemary stencil
I taped the rosemary stencil on the bottom of one of the frames and pounced on the letters using Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in CaviarI waxed the frames with Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in Clear.

Photo of framed rosemary sprig on chicken wire
Instead of adding the hanging wires back on the frames, I opted for jute hangers.

A small hole was drilled into the frames' top corners for the jute to thread through.

Photo of framed faux chives on chicken wire
Here is the chive's frame.

Photo of two framed herb sprigs on chicken wire
This farmhouse wall art is more my style!

Photo of framed herb sprigs on chicken wire
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Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Cute! I liked the cow also, but not behind chicken wire. I do like the painted frames better.


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