Good morning my lovelies!
How was your weekend??? It was a humid and rainy one here up on the hill, but we survived!
Today, I’m sharing a quick an easy DIY project for you! Like it’s so silly easy that you’ll wonder why you haven’t made one already. We’re talking about a DIY pegboard frame.
I recently took over 2 of the rooms in our basement. 1 for my DIY painting studio where I offer pallet parties each week and the other for my office/studio.
Last summer, this (new office/studio) room was repainted and had new carpet laid due to a water line break from an outdoor faucet. It’s so pretty that I didn’t want to ruin the walls by hanging a lot of stuff on them.
However, I needed place to hold my tools, pens, scissors, etc. and I needed them within reach.
I love pegboard just for the ease of hanging and organizing my tools. What I don’t love about pegboard, is sometimes the size and the fact that you need to attach it to 1×2’s. The was just more than I wanted to do in this room. Soooo what was the answer??
Here’s what I came up with…combining a frame with the pegbaord.
I have an unnatural obsession with empty frames. Yep, every time I walk down the 90% off aisle at Hobby Lobby, I grab just about any and all of their empty frames. Usually, I intend to make chalkboards out of them. But this time I grabbed 4 from my huge stash and began brainstorming.
How could I combine the pegboard and a frame?
I measured the opening in the back where a glass panel would normally go.
I cut the pegboard to that size.
Next, I put it into place then ran a bead of hot glue to keep it in place.
Now when you use a pegboard, there needs to be enough space between the board and the wall for the hooks to go in. So I grabbed some leftover pallet wood that was 1/2″ thick and attached 2 pieces to the back, then screwed on a sawtooth hanger. This will give me the space needed to put the hooks in.
I painted the pegboards before I began the assembly process because pegboard really is kind of ugly.
Pegboard can be purchased at your local Lowes or Home Depot and if your fortunate enough to have a cutting service at them, you can ask really nice to have it cut down to manageable pieces.
A 4x4ft sheet of the pegboard is about $10.00 at Lowes and you can get an assortment bag of the hooks.
This one is by far my favorite!!! I picked this frame up a garage sale a few years ago for like $2!
It had a hideous painting in it so I popped that out and made my pegboard.
So you can see how ridiculously easy this is.
I hope I have inspired you to go make some of these for your workspace area, or maybe even to hang your jewelry on?? These would be great in a kid’s room too! The possibilities are endless, and you don’t have to sacrifice home decor!
Let me know if you try it out!
Have a blessed week!