Make a Sign from an Old Cabinet Door and Giveaway

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Make a Sign of your Love using an Old Cabinet Door.

Hey friends, this post was originally published about 10 years ago! In honor of my NEW website design that just launched on January 12th, 2023, I am doing a fun giveaway to show you my love, and thank you for reading! The giveaway info will be at the bottom of this post.

Do you need somebody to love? Do you need something to love? Do you remember my JOY sign?

Valentine’s Day is approaching fast.  Make your loved ones this LOVE Sign for your favorite Valentines.

Cabinet door with love redouxinteiors diy paint

Sign of Love from a favorite Queen song

I work hard every day of my life
I work till I ache my bones
At the end I take home my hard earned pay all on my own –
I get down on my knees
And I start to pray
Till the tears run down from my eyes
Lord – somebody – somebody
Can anybody find me – somebody to love? (Queen)

Door before

Just like Freddy Mercury worked hard to sing that song, I worked hard on this project.  I started with this door pulled from something on the curb many months ago. 

I painted (well, Emma painted this part) the first layer in DIY Paint in Marquee  . The letters were painted the same.  Next, I painted a thin coat of Vintage Linen and dry-brushed the letters with what was left on my brush.  I used liquid nails to secure them to the board and attached a hanging wire to the back.  Now Love can hang around your house too.

DIY Poster smaller

I LOVE DIY Paint from Debi’s Design Diary.  The colors are rich and current and cover very well. Only nine ingredients! The clay base makes this paint stand head and shoulders above anything else I have used.  

It’s amazing how much I love this door after it has been given some love.

Happy Valentines Day. Hopefully, someone will want to show me a sign of their love!

Love Sign 1 Redouxinteriors

Back Story about my LOVE for DIY Paint

If you are new here, then you may not know how much I love DIY Paint and how much I love sharing it with everyone. Twenty years ago, I began painting furniture for others when only wall paint was available. It was a process of painting furniture, stripping, sanding, priming, then finally painting, only to learn how VERY careful I had to be because it could chip or scratch so quickly, despite my efforts to create a perfect finish.

Ten years later, Chalk Paint came on the market; there was only one manufacturer at the time. It was expensive paint but life-changing. I no longer had to do all that prep work. Now I could skip right to the painting part. The only problem, the paint still had a chemical smell. I wanted to paint pieces inside my home as my kids were still young. I knew in my heart of hearts an American company would learn to make a similar paint and make it green. There were far better green wall paints on the market by now, so I knew this could be done.

Not long after this wish, that paint company that would grow into DIY Paint sent me some paint to try. It was LOVE at first brush stroke. I loved it so much that I started blogging about it, selling it, and eventually went to work for DIY Paint as the wholesale director. Now I would love to introduce you to DIY Paint. It is a Clay Based paint made in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is the ONLY paint on the market with the unique, 9-ingredient formula. The only paint on the market contains no acrylic, latex, silicone, or other fillers, as every other good and mediocre chalk paint includes one or more of these ingredients.

Because there are none of these filler ingredients, DIY Paint can be manipulated again and with water. When dry, it forms a rock-solid bond with whatever you have painted, and the absence of any plastic-based product makes it virtually impossible to chip or scratch. We have long called it “Magic Paint.”

I want to share my Love of DIY Paint with You through a Giveaway

I am giving away one 8oz Sample size of DIY Paint and one 4oz Sample Size of our 100% Natural Clear Wax. You can simply head to my online shopping website and choose the color of DIY Paint you want!

How to Win your free DIY Paint

To win DIY Paint, you must be a resident of the United States or have a U.S. Shipping address (sorry, Canada and abroad!

Leave a comment below AND head over to my FB Page where I posted this giveaway and comment there on FB that you have entered. If you are not yet subscribed to get updates on my blog and the latest information from Redoux, I hope you will sign up for my newsletter. As a thank you, I will send you my comprehensive “Getting Started Painting Furniture” guide.

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway.  The Giveaway is now closed and an email announcing the winner will be sent 1/19 /23 by 5:00 PST. 

 

50 Comments

  1. ColleenB. ~ Texas

    Luv It!

    Reply
  2. Diana

    Love the sign, can’t wait to see the booth at Paris Flea Market!

    Reply
  3. kirby

    So…now I’ll be singing that song all day. All four vocal parts at once. That should be a workout.

    Reply
    • Laura Major

      Oooooo I’d love to win a can of paint! I’m just starting to redo (small pieces) around the house lately! Love you eye for color! ❤️
      Crossing my fingers!

      Reply
  4. cassie

    super cute- love the finish on the letters!

    Reply
  5. Denise... On a Whim

    Karen, this is great! Love the red dry brushing on the lettering!

    Reply
  6. Darrielle

    Great sign and I love how you used an old cupboard door.

    Reply
  7. ARod

    super cute love sign love it

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    • Elyse Rowley

      Congratulations on your new website! It looks great!

      Reply
      • Carla from Kansas

        Redoux is all up to date!!! Great sign.

        Reply
  8. Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

    Karen, I just saw this linked up at The Makers and immediately had to check it out. I should have known it was your project! Love it, pinned it 🙂
    ~Katie

    Reply
  9. Angela

    <3<3<3 Pinning, sharing and loving 🙂

    Reply
  10. Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY

    This is beautiful! What an amazing idea! Pinning this for sure! I would love it if you linked up to the Thursday S.T.Y.L.E. Link Party I cohost. It goes live at 6:00 MST tomorrow night!

    Reply
    • Joni Fraga Pratt

      I too love DIY paint… I bought my first DIY paint from you just last year… This year I plan to venture out with new colors using your techniques on several pieces of furniture I have in storage.
      Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us Newbies on furniture repurposing and taking trash to treasure!😊

      🦢I would like the DIY paint ‘white swan’ as I would like to try it with 2 other colors for blending a layered effect.

      Reply
  11. PS MacMurray

    You see what there is to love in the apparently unlovable… a reminder to remember to see what there is to love in people, beyond what is apparently unlovable.

    Reply
  12. Angela (Life in Velvet)

    So, so gorgeous! I absolutely love this and just pinned it 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE!

    Reply
  13. Angie @ Knick of Time

    I LOVE it! Featuring you tonight @ Knick of Time Tuesday – thanks for sharing it at the party!

    Reply
  14. INNSBRUCK TAXI

    Hi, the whole thing is going sound here and ofcourse
    every one is sharing facts, that’s in fact good, keep up writing.

    Reply
  15. Adsense

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    this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

    Reply
  16. duke

    This is my first time go to see at here and i am
    genuinely pleassant to read all at single place.

    Reply
  17. Suffering Husband

    Love!

    Reply
  18. Judy Near

    Can someone tell me why I can’t see the finished project? All I see is one photo of the BEFORE cabinet door. Is there something in my internet settings preventing me from seeing the rest of the post photos? Thanx in advance!

    Reply
  19. Cynde

    I love apothecary color it’s my fav. Also love old school and so many others. Waiting for a brown that’s not as dark. Such gorgeous colors hard time picking one

    Reply
  20. Cynde

    Love your new site. Also LOVE sign is fabulous. Would be great for Valentines. Day . Although live is great to show off year around at my house! Put my entry in for “apothecary” as my fav color. Although I have many others!
    Thanks for spreading the Love and sharing with all of us

    Reply
  21. Fonda Rush

    I like White Swan DIY paint. I need to paint a bookshelf in our bedroom, and this would look just right!

    Reply
  22. ColleenB.~TX.

    Love your L O V E Sign
    I don’t do facebook so not able to leave comment on there.
    Have a great weekend.

    Reply
  23. Melissa Soto

    Thank you for the giveaway and for all the inspiration!

    Reply
  24. Gayle Stewart

    Thank you for offering the giveaway! And thank you for the great paint testimonial.

    Reply
  25. Joni Fraga Pratt

    I too love DIY paint… I bought my first DIY paint from you just last year… This year I plan to venture out with new colors using your techniques on several pieces of furniture I have in storage.
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us Newbies on furniture repurposing and taking trash to treasure!😊

    🦢I would like the DIY paint ‘white swan’ as I would like to try it with 2 other colors for blending a layered effect.

    Reply
  26. Dawn Sapp

    Your sign is super cute! I want to get some Marquis read for some Valentine projects😁

    Reply
  27. Andrea in NY

    Love your new site…but I loved the old one too! Love all your new/old projects!

    Reply
  28. Jan Southern

    DIY paint sounds like perfection!

    Reply
  29. Robin

    I have been wanting to try DIY paint for a long time!!

    Reply
  30. Rosanne Brown

    I shall never pass by cabinet doors on roadside again !

    Reply
  31. susan

    Love the new website! Going to try out the paint even if I don’t win 😁!

    Reply
  32. Cheryl

    Congratulations on your new website! Looks great.

    Reply
  33. Shelley Tosh

    Your ideas are so inspiring!

    I’ve never used this paint, but it sounds amazing. I’m in the process of redecorating our guest room and this is a great option for updating some of the furniture pieces in the room.

    Very excited to try it! I need black for some of the accents, but I’m not sure if Black Velvet or Little Black Dress is the right one!

    Reply
    • Shelley Tosh

      Okay, based on your reply to me, the Little Black Dress sounds perfect!

      Reply
  34. Debbie Blagg

    first time ordering paint from you and I’m so happy with the quick shipment. Can’t wait to place another order. Great inspiration you are to this crafty community

    Reply
  35. Nancy Lefebvre

    Still haven’t gotten to my projects! Can of paint will get me motivated:) Great site Karen!

    Reply
  36. Corrine Jo Skidmore

    Your new website design is beautiful, I’m going to check out more of your videos. I would love to try the kitchen cabinet door painting, mine sure do need it. Thank you for the information.

    Reply
  37. Angela Thomas

    I just used Tarnished Pearl for the first time, really covered an old metal card file drawer well! New website looks great

    Reply
  38. Charlsa

    Excited to try Faded Burlap. Am trying to match the morter in chimney in my bathroom.

    Reply
    • Charlsa

      *Mortar

      Reply

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