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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Peg Board

A while back I had blogged about my craft room and wanting to make it so much better!!

I made a peg board that holds my crafts - that way, they don't take up space on my workstation!

Here are the parts that I used:
Peg Board (Home Depot cut this for me to the size that I needed)
Trim (again, Home Depot cut these)
Spray Paint
Screws (I forgot to take a picture, but I'm sure you know what they look like!)
Hooks for the peg board
**One of the packs of 'pegs' that I purchased had several different types of hooks. It even included screws and spacers to hang the board - see below for more info on spacers**

Originally, I was going to cut the corners at angles like a picture frame. Well lets say it worked better in my mind than in real life! I don't have all the proper tools, and I was trying to make a circular saw work.... and as you can see - it didn't!

That's when I came up with Plan B!

After a quick trip to Home Depot again, I purchased these wood blocks that are used for decorations. I think they cost me $1.50 for each one. Not bad at all!

**Note that the trim pieces are not screwed in yet. They were just cut to size**

Before spray painting, be sure to lightly sand the peg board! I found out that if you don't, the paint can easily scratch off. I set up a station outside for the spray painting. I chose this wonderful sea green color. Love it!

I spray painted two coats.After the paint dried, I placed the board upside down on two sawhorses. I clamped the trim pieces up to the edge, then screwed them to the board. Then, I did the same thing for the corner pieces.

Tada! Final product!! Now time to hang....

Here are those spacers that I mentioned. These came in the packet of hooks. The black spacer goes behind the peg board. I screwed the board to the wall with these behind it. It gives the board just enough room to put your pegs in without hitting the wall.

**The next few pictures were taken with my camera phone... It made the pictures a yellow color. Sorry***

Can you see all that stuff that was sitting on my work station!!!

Everything is up! Looks so good! The picture doesn't do it justice!


  1. Oh, I love a good pegboard project! It's SO cute, AND you did it on your own. Nice job!

  2. Looks great! I need to do something like this...

  3. You did such a great job on this pegboard. I love the color. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at Thanks so much.

  4. Yes it does!Looks great I am about to paint mine