I made this custom pegboard for my craft room / office and wanted to share the steps with y’all because it was SO easy and quick to make! I’ve had the pegboard up for over a year now, and it’s so great to have my tools handy at any moment. I never have to dig through bins to find my scissors, or wonder where I put my sewing needles. And the best part?
The whole project cost less than $35! Hard to beat, huh? So here are the things I used:
- 2×4′ White Pegboard ($8 from Home Depot)
- Wide Painter’s Tape (about $6 – I had some around already)
- Regular Masking Tape ($6 on Amazon, cheaper elsewhere)
- Plastic Anchors and Screws (~$8)
- Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch 2X (Satin Wildflower Blue ~$4)
- 4-5 washers and hex nuts for spacing (~$2)
(Note: some of these items cost more online, but you can find them cheaper IRL.) Then you need to buy whatever hooks work for your needs. For instance,
After putting down a drop cloth, I masked off vertical strips with my wide tape, then spaced my masking tape in the gaps.
The goal was to do a few layers of paint to create different opacities. So I first did a light spray over the whole thing and let it dry. I then removed the masking tape ONLY:
Then I did another coat, let it dry, and removed the wide painter’s tape:
After taking off the final bit of tape, I decided I didn’t want any of the original white showing through, so I did one final light coat of paint:
I thought that looked pretty good! So I let it dry overnight before hanging.
Hanging the pegboard
This part required a bit of help. I got my boyfriend to help me position the pegboard in the right spot, then I marked the corner holes with a pencil.
Here are the anchors, washers and hex nuts I used:
The hex nuts were just to keep the board a bit away from the wall so the pegs could go in easier. If I could do it again, I’d put another screw with a nut behind it directly in the center of the board. This would help the board from warping and bending towards the wall. But it works fine without it.
And the anchors were used so the screws didn’t pull out of my drywall. The whole unit isn’t too heavy, but when you get a lot of things hanging on it it could become a problem. So unless you’re drilling directly into a stud, I’d recommend using anchors of some sort.
Here’s what the corner looked like once I was done:
And the finished product!
I’ve since hung all my sewing thread and bobbins up, and it’s become a very useful organizational tool in my craft room.
Do you have any unique ways to organize your craft room? Let me know in the comments!
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