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.
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:
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.
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.
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 😉
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.
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:
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 😉
Thanks again for stopping by!