When we decided to give our office space a facelift, I knew I wanted a craft pegboard to organize the supplies I had been tossing into file cabinets for years. I had run across a few tutorials from time-to -time on Pinterest, thinking to myself “someday” that would be my reality. Well someday has officially arrived folks, and our office wall is now home to the most beautifully organized, framed pegboard for all of my favorite craft supplies.
To create the actual board and frame we more or less followed this tutorial from Ginger Snap Crafts (which I would highly recommend). The most important thing that I took away from her tutorial was that we needed to create a frame for our board first so that there was space between the board and the wall for the hangers to go. We went ahead and created our frame with the cheapest 1 X 2’s we could find and then screwed the frame and the 4 x 3ft pegboard into the wall. From there, we added the trim while it was already hanging with a nail gun. In the tutorial, she painted both white after to ensure they matched exactly. To save time (and let’s be honest, energy), we skipped this step, and I think it looks just fine.
Building materials for the actual board are as follows:
- 1 X 2’s – Purchase at Home Depot or other home improvement store and cut to the length desired to frame the back of the pegboard
- Pegboard – Like this one. (Note: We ended up purchasing a 4ft x 8ft piece as it was this size or 2 x 4ft (which was too small) that were available. We had them cut it for us to the size we wanted at Home Depot. That being said, we have some extra hanging out in our garage for future projects…)
- Molding for the frame – We literally bought the cheapest white stuff we could find at Home Depot.
- And then screws, nails, wood glue (if you choose), and paint (if you choose).
- Metal buckets: Michaels (although I think you can get them at pretty much any craft store – just saw them at Hobby Lobby this past week as well.)
- 2 inch hooks for hanging buckets, twine, and heart punch/glue gun: Home Depot (packs come in a variety of different numbers)
- Black baskets (come in a 3 pack of large, medium and small): Home Depot
- Small mason jars: Target Dollar Spot for $3
- Wood Shelf: We used leftover wood we had on hand and added a coat of simple Walnut stain.
- 4 inch hooks for hanging shelf: Home Depot (packs come in a variety of different numbers)
- Large Mason Jars: Target Dollar Spot for $3
- “Today I Shall Create” Frame: I just printed out the text from my home computer using a simple Microsoft Word or Powerpoint program to create it. I purchased the frame at Hobby Lobby. It was bare wood, and we stained it with the same stain as the shelves. It was a challenge for me to figure out how to hang this, but I ended up putting it up with 3M strips. (Update: We’ve had our pegboard up for over a year now, and this frame is still sticking!)
And there you have it friends. I will admit, I kind of “ohh” and “ahh” to myself each time I now walk in our office. It’s always nice when a mama’s crafting dreams become a reality. Now on to our next project…