How To Video for Updating Old Pegboard and Creating Custom Bins for Hanging
If you have old pegboard laying around, or if you’re buying some new, here are some tips to make it look more modern and fun!
Painting always seems to be involved in any of my upcycle projects! But it’s such a quick and cheap way to transform something, I just can’t help myself sometimes! This particular piece had been in use for many years. Some of the peg holes were blown out from what I can only assume was where screws attached the board to the wall. So I used some 120-grit sandpaper to smooth those out. I also gave the whole piece a light sanding as well. To paint this pegboard, I used a foam roller and some white interior paint I had on hand. One coat and it looked so much better already!
While the paint was drying, I measured, cut and assembled a frame for the pegboard using cased molding. This was pre-primed at the home center, so I didn’t have to paint it! It’s what is typically used to frame an interior door. There are many options you can choose from, but this one is fairly inexpensive and readily available! To attach the frame to the pegboard, I used small wood screws through the back of the pegboard. That way there weren’t any holes on the face of the trim once I was done!
I think if you do one thing to update your pegboard, you should add a frame. It just makes it look so much nicer and fancier! But it also makes it more stable! Pegboard can be floppy, if you will, when left to its own devices.
To give this pegboard some style, I used 1x4s and 1x6s and peg hooks to create shelves to hold pretty/decorative things and custom bins to hold crafty supplies like scissors, rulers, clipboards, etc. You can check out my detailed blog post on how I made them here. Take the idea and make them whatever size you need for your specific storage needs!
Alas! Don’t forget to watch the video above for all the details! What do you think of pegboard? Practical but not pretty? Share in the comments below!
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