My craft room is in the middle of a much needed makeover with limited surface storage so I decided to make a framed pegboard as a solution.
A peg board is quite handy for storage space in any area of the home.
This project is part of the Craft Room Makeover Challenge I participated in along with a group of talented DIY bloggers. We all needed to start the year off with a well organized craft space so we got to work and allowed ourselves the month of January to get the job done.
4 Week Craft Room Makeover
Supplies for making a Framed Peg Board
- Thrifted Picture Frame
- E6000 Glue (buy it here)
- Kitchen Sponge, like these on Amazon
- Peg board, home supply store
- Paint in desired color
- Pegboard hooks to hang things, (on Amazon here)
I spotted this frame in a thrift store and picked it up for only $1.50. 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.
Painting the frame
I originally gave the frame a coat of the same paint color I used for my porch swing makeover, Pergola from the DecoArt Americana collection. Then I decided I preferred black so I spray painted over the Pergola.
Because I have two colors of paint on the frame, I could do a little light sanding to give it a distressed look for character if I want to.
Cutting the pegboard
My peg board came from Lowe’s. It comes in large sizes which you can then cut down to suit your purpose. My hubby measured the inside of our frame and cut the pegboard to fit.
He used a straight edge and ruler to mark the measurements onto the peg board then cut with an electric saw. Measure twice, cut once is the best rule of thumb.
Glue the pegboard to the frame
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 From Scratching The Wall
This is where the sponges come in.
Simply take one rectangular sponge and cut each corner triangular as shown. Use E6000 to attach the sponge pieces to each of the four corners of the frame. Allow ample drying time. Now your framed peg board won’t sit flush against the wall.
Make yourself some basically free storage containers for lots of small craft supplies like glue sticks, pom poms, chalk and more. How To Repurpose Mayonnaise Jars Into Pretty Craft Storage Containers
One of my favorite organization tools in my craft room is this Two Tier Spinning Tray. I made it with thrifted pieces and a spinner thingy. It sits to the right of my work space and I use it all of the time.