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Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
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How to give your terra cotta pots an aged look
Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
Lucky Gold Elephant
DIY Desktop Carousel
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Dipped Wooden Spoons in paint
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My Craft Room Organization and Storage ideas
How to install a Pegboard in a craft room DIY project
Bonus room; soon to be craft/office room UPDATED STATUS II
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Snow and Christmas decor
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DIY Chalkboard
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The Before and After of my old wicker baskets
The “BEFORE” and “AFTER” of my small home office

How to install a Pegboard in a craft room DIY project

craft room peg board

 

craft room

 

Good Monday everyone,

I hope you all had a great weekend, we did, but we are exhausted, we ran many errands and we continued to decorate the craft room. Almost everything is done, only accessories and clean up is left. As promised on my previous entry, I would write about how to install, organize a pegboard in your craft room and how to style it. So here is the step-by-step I wrote for you:

step-by-step how to install a pegboard

 Choose the size of your peg board by taking the measurements of the wall where you will install it. Don’t forget, when you go to the hardware store, the size or color of the pegboard you want might not be available. Don’t worry, most hardware stores can cut the peg board to size, or if you are more handy and you have the necessary tools available you can do it yourself. As for the color of the pegboards, I’ve only seen them available in two colors; brown and white. Again, nothing to worry about, you can easily spray paint it in your favorite color or a color to match your color scheme with one simple coat of paint.

Do you remember from one my previous posts; I decided to spray paint my peg board in pink? I suggest you start by this step (paint the pegboard) before you install it on your wall, or you can hand paint it after it’s installed.

pink pegboard for craft room

pink pegboard for craft room

We started by mounting one piece of wood to the wall, this piece was used as a frame to hold the pegboard and to create a distance between the pegboard and the wall, so the hooks would fit. If you search about this step online, they suggest for you to build an entire frame, since we only had two pieces of wood available and no budget for two more (I’m not spending my little money on this!), we only used two.

I have to admit, we couldn’t find a stud on the wall with our “stud finder” and while looking for one, we could only find “electricity”. So, we had to drill the piece on drywall. To make sure it won’t fall off one day, my hubby put many screws:

how to install a pegboard

how to install a pegboard

In the picture below, you see the second piece of wood mounted to the wall. This second piece added enough support for the pegboard. It should’ve been lower but our “stud finder” apparently thought that the entire “electrical” of our house was behind that section of the wall  😉  So, as to not burn down the house, we mounted it at a shorter distance.

Tips

Before you mount the second piece of wood, make sure they are leveled by using a level and please use a stud finder that detects electricity too, to prevent any serious injuries or start a fire.

how to install a pegboard in a craft room

how to install a pegboard in a craft room

Then you will need to mount the pegboard to the two pieces of wood using a screw gun and washers ( I used the extra washers I had from an IKEA furniture), make sure it’s leveled before you do so. By the way, I didn’t do this project, I helped my hubby by holding the board. It took us over an hour to do because it was heavy and was not an easy task. Make sure you have an extra hand 😉

how to install a pegboard

how to install a pegboard

 

As seen in this picture, we started by adding the peg hooks to the board, we have many pieces available from the peg hooks assortment kit we bought last week. You can then start hanging your tools. This will help you keep your pegboard and tools organized.

Hum, hum! Excuse me! Before you start hanging your tools, make sure you know how you would like to place them on your board. Are you like me? Have you seen all these craft rooms with pegboards pictures on Pinterest and dreamt yours could look like them? Have you noticed how beautiful and well organized they look? OK, let’s get real, these well designed pegboards; don’t just happen, you need to organize them. It took me a while to figure out the layout I wanted and worked best in my room.

I started by lying the peg hooks on my desk, this helped me identify the hooks I have and which ones I would need to fit the different tools I want up.

pegboard assortment hooks Home Depot

pegboard assortment hooks Home Depot

In this picture below, you can see I drew the pieces of tools I want up on the board, I used a pen to do so because I could erase it when I wanted it to:

installing a pegboard hooks

installing a pegboard hooks

installing a pegboard hooks

Have I tortured you enough? 🙂  OK, here are some pictures of how the pegboard looks today! I love it, I love the color and I love the functionality  😉

I believe this is one of the best accessories of the room. I used to keep all these tools all over our house and they ended up in our dining room table. When you close the door behind our entrance, you can directly see our living room and dining table, so you can imagine it was not always a pretty picture to see. Now with a pegboard of this size, there will be no less clutter, everything will be organized, I will be able to access everything I need and nothing will be in my way while I will be working on my projects YAY!!!  Let’s see how long this look lasts 😉

 craft room
craft room pegboard
craft room pink peg board

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  • motherhoodisanart says:

    Oh boy, does that ever look beautiful! I never knew a peg board could look like such a work of art!!!

    January 21, 2013 at 6:50 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Melissa you are so sweet thank you!!! 😉 I love how it turned out; pretty and very functional 😉

      January 21, 2013 at 2:33 pm
  • Cul de Sac says:

    ahah! that’s the question, how long will it last..! that is exactly what I asked myself yesterday after cleaning my entire sewing room (again!) your board is sooo nice looking! well done! You definitely made a good move with the pink paint 😉

    January 21, 2013 at 8:45 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! Thank you Josee 😉 I know let see how long this clean craft room and pegboard will last 😉 I will try my best to keep it up ha!ha! 😉 I will keep you post it! Yeah! the pink was the best way to go; it has a feminine look 🙂

      January 21, 2013 at 2:35 pm
  • reversecommuter says:

    Impressive – and pink too! Love it!
    xo reversecommuter

    January 21, 2013 at 2:46 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you, thank you so much! 😉 I know, love pink here, so girly 🙂

      January 21, 2013 at 2:50 pm
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    So stinkin cute – I WANT ONE! Did I mention that you inspired me to change our guest bedroom into an office. We don’t have guests over enough to warrent their own bedroom….yeah I’m greedy like that. 😉

    January 21, 2013 at 3:04 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! 😉 I’m glad 🙂 I’m really happy you will do that! 😉 It’s worth it, you will see; ours was a play room where we kept my boy’s toys and we stopped using it. Oh! I’m so happy for you! please , please tell me you will post about it! I want to see how it looks! 😉 please! 😉

      January 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm
      • ourlifeinaction says:

        Definately! 🙂

        January 21, 2013 at 3:20 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          YAY!!! Can’t wait to see and read about it 🙂 I’m sure it will look great! 🙂

          January 21, 2013 at 3:26 pm
  • mtetar says:

    Great DIY, and this is a very nice way of organizing. Thank you for sharing. Mtetar http://projectsbyMtetar.wordpress.com

    January 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Mtetar! 🙂 yes, it is, I love it, I hope it will stay organized this way for a while 🙂

      January 22, 2013 at 12:04 am
  • petit4chocolatier says:

    Over the top gorgeous! You do know that you could sell these! I think every one would love a pink one!

    January 21, 2013 at 8:33 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Judy, you are too sweet!!! Thank you very much! 🙂 Oh! yes, I would love too, if there would be pink pegboards at the hardware stores, I would buy them too 🙂 thanks again 🙂

      January 22, 2013 at 12:06 am
  • little poppits says:

    you are one organised girl! well done. p.s loving the pink! xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    January 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thank you! 🙂 don’t forget I just set it up so we will see how long it can withstand my little Nathan 😉

      January 22, 2013 at 7:28 pm
  • Alex @ northstory says:

    How much do I love that?!! I so need a craft room so I am just going to live vicariously through yours.

    January 22, 2013 at 6:45 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Ha!ha! 🙂 Thank you, I’m so happy you like it! 🙂 You should come by for a virtual visit 😉

      January 22, 2013 at 7:29 pm
  • Pillows A-La-Mode says:

    LOVE!!!!!! 🙂

    January 23, 2013 at 7:37 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Katherine 🙂 Happy you love it 🙂

      January 23, 2013 at 9:32 am
  • Leah says:

    This looks awesome – great job! I like the tutorial you gave as well. 🙂

    January 23, 2013 at 8:55 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh Thank you Leah! 🙂 you are so nice 🙂 I’m glad you like it 🙂 I wrote the tutorial in case someone would like to do it themselves too !

      January 23, 2013 at 9:34 am
  • Time With Thea says:

    Just to let you know that I pinned this on Pinterest last night on the DIY group board and it has been repinned 67 times since. ~Thea

    January 23, 2013 at 9:03 am
    • now at home mom says:

      WOW! 67 times! YAY! I’m so happy!!! 🙂 YAY! thank you very much Thea!!! thank you for your support, it’s very kind of you to do this, I truly appreciated it. I’ve been trying to pin this pegboard but for an unknown reason I have not been able to upload my own pictures to Pinterest, thank you very much again! 🙂

      January 23, 2013 at 9:38 am
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    Your blog is wonderful so I just had to nominate you for an award:

    http://ourlifeinaction.wordpress.com/2013/01/24/sharing-the-love/

    Thank you for doing what you do. 😀

    January 24, 2013 at 9:18 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! thank you very much! 🙂 you are very kind 🙂 I will take a look at it! btw, I will try to leave a comment on your blog but I don’t think you will be able to see it! since yesterday I am not able to leave any comments with wordpress. Thanks again, I will make sure to pass by soon! 🙂

      January 24, 2013 at 9:28 am
      • ourlifeinaction says:

        I can’t thank you enough for all the comments you leave. I know you are super busy but you comment daily and I appreciate it. 😀

        January 24, 2013 at 9:30 am
        • now at home mom says:

          Thank you for posting funny comments; love the Friday’s 🙂

          January 24, 2013 at 9:34 am
  • muddledmom says:

    Love the pink. That is cute! Need one for my kitchen.

    May 24, 2013 at 12:56 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you! 🙂 Would love one in my kitchen too but don’t have any space left for it! 🙂

      May 25, 2013 at 6:31 pm
  • Holly Hibbs says:

    Love it! Had not even thought of painting pegboard. If I ever get the craft room I’d like to have, I think I would have one pegboard wall pink, one purple, and one light turquoise, maybe. I can dream. 🙂

    September 24, 2013 at 9:12 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you so much! I’m so happy I have inspired you to paint a pegboard and I really hope you get your pink, purple and light turquoise pegboards! don’t stop dreaming! 🙂

      September 24, 2013 at 9:33 pm

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