Dairy Farm Cow Sign


Well I’ll be darned.  The cows came home and they are mooing in my kitchen.


Okay, maybe they aren’t mooing, but they are in my kitchen.  How do you like our new DIY Dairy Farm Cow Sign?  Are you eyeing that cute little pink cow creamer next to it, too? (see details below)


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Well, if you do like cows like me, I’m going to tell you how you can get both of these cow themed decor items in your kitchen pronto.  My post today is all part of the “Thrifty Style Team” so don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom for all of the Thrifty Team members articles.  All 8 of them are there waiting for you.

So, lets start off with the “Market Milk Cream Ye’ Olde Dairy Farm” rustic sign that I created myself.  It was incredibly easy and took minutes (I am not joking).  I used my friend Debbie Doo’s Farmhouse Cow stencil to paint it on a piece of left over wood from our DIY Sidelight Wood Shutters.


Debbie’s stencils are so incredibly easy to use.  They are also 100% American made and ship to your home quickly.  Look at how cute she is…


Dairy Farm Cow Sign Tutorial

After you figure out what you are going to paint your stencil on (think doors, stools, floors, cabinets, tables, or a spare stained piece of wood like me), tape the stencil in place using tape.  I used painters tape because it doesn’t stick to surfaces.  Then it’s ready to paint.

Cow stencil

The best brush to use is a stencil brush because they are stiff and thick so you are able to “dab” the paint on.  Go easy with the paint and be sure to dab the excess off the brush onto a paper towel before you apply it over the stencil.

Go slow and light and apply from above not to the sides.  Don’t be scared, just do it.  Let it dry, or peak and show everyone in the house like I did.  It’s actually really exciting after you see it finished.


Debbie has several stencils available…which one is your favorite?


Last but not least, I found my little pink ceramic cow creamer at a vintage market in Northern Michigan while on vacation this Summer.  I’m collecting vintage “pink” decor and she fits in perfectly.  If you want a cow creamer you can find several varieties here: COW CREAMER.


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16 Responses

  1. Karen says:

    Thanks for explaining about the stencil! I am drawn to them and there are so many good ones, but have never done it before. Your cow is too cute!

  2. Debbie says:

    Hot diggity cow is that cute! You did an awesome Julie. Love it and the cow creamer is the perfect compliment. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Dad and Mom says:

    I like it, love, Dad

  4. Denise says:

    Thank-you for the wonderful stencils used them tonight. Love them so much I had to order the last two. Thank-you again for a quality product I Love them so much… 🙂

  5. Love that sign and love Debbie too!

  6. Vanessa says:

    I love the sign and LOVE that you used one of Debbie’s stencils! It looks so perfect on that dark wood and that pink cow creamer is darling. Happy fall friend!

  7. This is so so great, using a stencil makes it easy, the result is perfect. Your sign looks amazing in your kitchen!

  8. Mary Beth says:

    I love, love, love your stenciled sign and that cow creamer is so cute. I have never seen one in that color before.

    • Julie Fiato says:

      Hi Mary Beth, I think the pink ones are rare. I love the turquoise ones, too. Obsessed with cows! Have a great weekend friend!

  9. Super duper cute, Julie!! I’m just loving all of Debbie’s fun stencils. Loving how your sign turned out, friend!

  10. Virginia Friedman says:

    Your sign turned out great. I want to stencil on Mason Jars. I have never stenciled before. You make it sound so easy.
    The pink cow creamer is adorable.
    From a rehead who loves your site.

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