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 on white
I gathered the supplies I needed to create this rustic Valentine's Day sign... 

White cabinet door
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. 
Woodgrain paper in recess of cabinet door
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!
                   L and O in hardware
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. 

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 the "V" I found 2 double marine hooks that I attached at one end and glued to the drawer front. 
        Hooks forming a V
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. 
        Handle and a knob to form an E
I hung two D rings on the back of the drawer front to hang it on the wall. 
Love sign on a cabinet door with hardware
This sign can sit on a mantel or table top for the perfect neutral Valentine's Day decoration. 

Take a look at another one I made because I loved this one so much! 
Repurposed hardware for a DIY valentine's day sign using reclaimed parts

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Valentine's Day sign with LOVE from hardware


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. .