Use this tutorial to build a pegboard for your craft room
This tutorial will show you how we built multiple pegboards to add to our basement homeschool room for our children. When we first were designing our DIY floating desk for this space, we knew we wanted something to go above the desk.
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What easy wall decor looks good and is functional?
Especially because this is our children’s schoolroom, we wanted to provide each child with his/her own space. Therefore, adding our own pegboard above each desk spot we thought was a great solution.
Paint in color of your choice
You can also see the wood next to this pegboard used to create shelves in this craft room closet.
How do you make a homemade pegboard?
2. Create a “frame” for the back of the pegboards. In order for the hooks and other items you may want to hang on your board, the pegboard needs to be off the wall.
We used ripped down plywood to create these pieces to match the width and length. Any extra wood scraps would work for be backing.
3. Use a nail gun to attach the wood pieces.
4. Paint the pegboards a color of your choice. In our room, we had an accent wall created with this paint color and SW Pure White. We painted one with the blue color and 2 pegboards pure white to match the colors we had in the room.
If you are looking for more pegboard inspiration, check out these from HGTV.
How to install a DIY pegboard
1. Use a stud finder to locate studs. Remember that they are normal 16” apart.
2. Use a 4′ level mark the height you want to hang. Before screwing the pegboard organizer on the wall, place the level on top. Make sure the bubble is in the middle.
3. Simply screw through the front of our pegboards to the studs. However, you could always add a hanging wire. We wanted our pegboards to be as permanent as possible due to safety reasons.
How do you make a pegboard look good?
Here are a few options we are considered to finish our pegboards and make them visually more appealing.
1. Using doll rods to create small shelves.
2. We love these baskets.
3. Add fun wire or ribbon with clothespins to hang artworks.
4. Using S-hooks to add a small frame with artwork or a saying in it.
5. Using doll rod and s-hooks to store ribbon.
6. Adding wooden letters or other initial letters.
7. Gluing PVC pipe to store markers, etc.
8. Adding a DIY banner
9. Use specific pegboard hooks to display supplies and more.
10. Use shelf hooks and create a DIY shelf (not even using wood).
On our accent wall, we cannot wait to hang our large DIY string art. We hope that this room inspires for years to come!
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We are so happy we chose to build a simple DIY pegboard for our craft room!
Do you have an easy DIY project that looked good and was functional? We would love to hear about your DIY projects.