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Updated Pegboard Board

Hey guys! Happy Superbowl Sunday, for those of you who watched. I was moderately supporting the Rams. I spent most of this weekend in bed or on the couch nursing a cold and binge watching the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

I’m slowly in the process of reorganizing my office and getting that in order so I can start use it again. I started small, well not really small, but you know what I mean. I had a 2′ x 4′ pegboard up in my office and I decided to make it bigger, paint it, and frame it out. I was going through a teal phase at one time.

What You’ll Need 

What You’ll Need

  • Pegboard(s)
  • 4 – 1″ x 2″ Boards to frame the pegboard(s)
  • Screws
  • D-Hooks
  • OOK Conventional Picture hangers
  • Screw Driver
  • Paint

I started by taking everything off the pegboard that was hanging in my office and took it down. Then I laid both of the pieces of pegboard down on my table and took measurements. I cut 4 1″ x 2″ pieces to the length of the sides.

With the wood cut, and the pegboard laid out, I stained the wood in Jacobean and painted the pegboard in Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg.

Then I waited for everything to dry.

Once dry, I flipped the pegboards over, laying them face down. I lined up the pieces I would use for the frame. In order make sure that there was enough room for the pegs to fit through the holes, I attached scrap pieces of the 1″ x 2″ to each of the corners. I pre-drilled the holes making sure to drill through the holes of the pegboard, making a pegboard sandwich.

With the corners of the pegboard secured. I then secured the middle, along the seam. I used shorter screws for this sections, since I was just going though the back of the pegboard and the back of the frame.

Once the frame was secure all around, I attached two D-Hooks.

Hanging this bad boy up by myself was pretty difficult. I did manage to get it up though. I nailed the first picture hanger to the wall, and hung up the first side. Then I took second hanger and marked where it would go. I used a level to ensure that the pegboard was level.

I have it set up how I like it, at the moment. I have room for my large paint brushes, hammers, my Cricut cutting mats, and other odds and ends. I love the Duck Egg blue. I think it’s a bit more neutral, and more rustic than the dark teal was. It’s large enough that I can hang things that I want to display, or don’t have space to store things.

Next up, I will be moving my desk and putting it in front of the pegboard, and my dresser will go where my desk was.

Update:

About two weeks ago, I finished rearranging my office and filling in the pegboard.

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