This DIY love letter sign is made completely from salvaged wood and reclaimed hardware. The letter blocks stand on their own like shelf sitters. That means the hubby did a good job of cutting the wood.
I gathered the boards from a construction site a couple of years ago. Better to be used than to go to the landfill…right. I used a sanding block to smooth the rough edges on the wood.
Now to find just the right combination of hardware to make the love letters. As you can see I have a large stash of reclaimed metal of all kinds.
After digging through my junk stuff I came up with these pieces to make my “love letters”.
The letters needed a colorful background to showcase the dark rusty metal pieces. I pulled a couple of colors from the paint shelf and decided on the deep turquoise color
And then I dry brushed a the light aqua over the wood. See how it highlights the coarse areas of the wood?
love letter sign
Finding screws just the right size is sometimes the hardest part of this type project. The screw heads have to be large enough not to slip through the holes and the screws have to be short enough not to come through the back of the wood.
I first adhered all the hardware pieces with hot glue. The glue held everything in place so no slipping up when I drilled the holes for the screws.
I’m a hot mess when putting these projects together. The workshop is always a disaster.
The love letter blocks make me smile. I can see them on my fireplace from my seat on the couch.
For more reclaim ideas check out my horseshoe and quilt sign here…..A Horseshoe For Good Luck And Red Hearts For Love.
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com