A peg board is a nice addition to the craft room for storage solutions. My craft room is in the middle of a much needed makeover so I decided to DIY a framed peg board to help out with storage space.
This month’s Thrift Upcycle project is a thrifted picture frame I used to make my Framed Peg Board.
As part of the Craft Room Makeover Challenge, we have been making some major changes especially with organization of supplies and tools in our craft room. One of my projects is this Framed Peg Board using a thrifted picture frame. I paid a whopping $1.50 for the frame!
DIY Framed Peg Board
- Thrifted Picture Frame
- E6000 Glue
- Kitchen Sponge
- Peg board
- Paint in desired color
It is a wood frame trimmed in a light paper which is glued on with a gold trim on the inner rim. It has good bones and is sturdy enough for a peg board and even has a nice wire attached on the back for hanging. This thrifted frame is perfect to upcycle into a framed peg board.
I originally gave the frame a coat of Pergola from the DecoArt Americana collection. Then I decided I preferred black so I spray painted over the Pergola. Now I could do a little light sanding to give it a distressed look since I now have two colors and I still just might do that!
My peg board came from Lowe’s and I will happily admit I did not cut it to fit. My hubby did. It’s super easy.
Just measure the inside of the back of the frame. Use a straight edge and ruler to mark the measurements onto the peg board then cut. Measure twice, cut once is the best rule of thumb.
Notice the black arrows pointing towards the edges of the frame. This is where the E6000 glue goes. Just squeeze a bead of glue along that edge and press the cut peg board onto it. Place a couple of heavy objects on top and allow ample drying time.
How To Keep A Framed Peg Board Off The Wall
Here is where the sponges come in.
Simply take one sponge and cut each corner triangular as shown. Use E6000 to attach the sponge pieces to each corner of the frame. Allow ample drying time. Now your framed peg board won’t sit flush against the wall.
My craft room makeover isn’t quite complete so the framed peg board is not actually hanging. I have been playing with staging it for craft storage. Be sure to visit our Craft Room Makeover Reveal the end of January to see the final look!
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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