Finishing up my Craft closet I thought it would be fun to show you How to Make a Giant Pegboard for Your Craft Room. It’s really easy – it looks good and when you opt to do it yourself you can save a LOT of money. All you need are a tools and materials and you can make a cute pegboard that is functional and fashionable.
You Will Need:
6 Screws, drywall screws
How to Make a Giant Pegboard for Your Craft Room
Step 1 – Plan the size of your Pegboard
To save on money I opted for a plain MDF pegboard that is really inexpensive. It’s worked great and only cost me about $10 at my local hardware store. I used the pegboard at the full size the sheet came in which was about 24″ by 48″. But you can easily have it cut down to the size that you want at the hardware store before you leave or use a bigger one!
Step 2 – Paint the Pegboard
The plain brown is not the look I wanted so I opted to take mine outside and spray paint it a solid color I used Rust-Oleum’s Vintage Teal spray paint. However this is where you can get creative with the look of your pegboard make it a rainbow, use a stencil – make it fit your space.
Make sure to give it plenty of time at least 12-24 hours) to dry before hanging.
Step 3 – Prep for hanging your pegboard.
If your pegboard is extremely large and extra pair of helping hands will be needed to figure out the placement of the board. Use a level to make sure it’s straight and make the sports you’re going to place your screws with a pencil.
Since this is a larger peg board I opted to place screws in the corners and on either side half way down for extra support.
The key to making a good pegboard is the hardware you use to hang it.
For my pegboard I used 6 1/4 inch screws that came with drywall inserts so I could place the board where I wanted and didn’t have to worry about hitting studs.
I help up my pegboard and marked each spot where the screw would go.
I then drilled the spots.
Gently hammer in the dry wall screws. Tip: It’s important to do all of these first as when you begin to put up the pegboard you won’t be able to reach the spots.
Then place the screws nuts and washers into the hole you want. Place in this order: Screw through a washer, then place it in the pegboard.
Then place another washer and two nuts. The nuts are important to allow enough space behind the pegboard for the hooks to go in.
Screw into the spot you prepped in the wall. Tip: Don’t screw in one spot completely and then move onto the next one. I find it’s better to partially screw in all the screw and then tighten them all as this gives you a little wiggle room if the placement of your screws is slightly off.
Now the fun part – start adding hooks and items to your pegboard.
I added some artwork to the top so it wouldn’t look so industrial.
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