Repurposed Hardware LOVE Sign

This project started out with a drawer front from a kitchen cabinet and a bunch of old hardware. 
Repurposed Hardware LOVE Sign
I gathered the supplies I needed to create this rustic Valentine's Day sign... 


DIY repurposed cabinet door sign
I began by looking through my workshop stash for items I could use as letters to spell out LOVE. 
Once I found the hardware I needed I cut a piece of shiplap scrapbook paper to fit inside the recessed section of my cabinet drawer front. 
Repurposed cabinet door sign with shiplap paper
I arranged the hardware letters on the board and attached them with hot glue. If you don't own a cordless glue gun yet, you need one! You can literally work from anywhere without having to worry about a cord!
                   Repurposed and reclaimed hardware for a LOVE sign for Valentine's Day
For the "L" I used two metal backings for furniture knobs. I painted them with a brushed steel color from Fusion Mineral Paint to give them the color I wanted for this sign. I used this technique for the galvanized steel look
The "O" was a metal piece I had painted with chalk paint at one time and added a vintage typewriter key to the center. 
Galvanized steel painted hardware for a LOVE sign for Valentine's Day
For the "V" I found 2 double marine hooks that I attached at one end and glued to the drawer front. 
        Repurposed hardware for a valentine's day sign
The "E" was a no brainer... The vintage drawer handle with a knob in the center made the perfect letter E. I just love the chippy finish on this piece. 
        Repurposed hardware for a DIY valentine's day sign
I hung two D rings on the back of the drawer front to hang it on the wall. 
Repurposed hardware for a DIY valentine's day sign using repurposed parts
This sign can sit on a mantel or table top for the perfect neutral Valentine's Day decoration. 
Repurposed hardware for a DIY valentine's day sign using reclaimed parts

              
                 
Thanks for visiting and I hope you'll share and pin this project. 

Please sign up for the Homeroad email so I can send my latest DIY tutorial straight to you!
Repurposed Valentine's Day sign using reclaimed hardware pieces



Homeroad
Homeroad

I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .

Comments

  1. What a sweet idea. It was totally not what I was expecting!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Mary! It was fun to find all the hardware letters!

      Delete
  2. What a great idea and so easy to do

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is super easy and can be done for any occasion or even names!

      Delete

Post a Comment

Thank you for stopping by, I love your comments and I will do my best to reply to all your questions and comments. By leaving a comment you are consenting to your email being collected for communication purposes only. Your privacy is important to me.
Have a nice day.
Susan