As promised, here is my tutorial on how Stan and I made a framed pegboard organizer for my office! I am loving how much we’ve been crafting, decorating, and home improving together in the new condo. This was a fun and fairly easy collaborative project. It’s pretty fantastic, and has lots of potential to clear clutter from my desk.
Step 1: First, you’ll need a frame. We picked this one up at a Goodwill for $8. There was one of those awful “inspirational” quote posters in it, which we immediately removed and recycled.
Step 2: We brought the frame to Home Depot, where a very helpful employee cut pegboard down to size for us. (Perfect, since we don’t have a table saw at home!). The pegboard — originally a 2′ x 4′ sheet — was only $8 and we picked up a package of short locking pegboard hooks for another $4.
Step 3: Before inserting the sized pegboard into the frame, I gave the frame two fresh coats of leftover trim paint to cover up its few imperfections.
Step 4: The frame I picked had those handy little metal things in the back to hold the pegboard in place, so placing the pegboard into the frame was a cinch!
Step 5: Next, I positioned the pegboard against the wall (with a few things in it because I was so excited to start using it!) in order to find out where to put the screws.
Step 6: Stan checked that it was level with a leveler, then drilled three holes: one through the middle top hole of the pegboard, and one in each top corner hole. If you’re doing this in your own, I suggest marking the holes with a pen or pencil before you drill. You can see the left-most and center holes above.
Step 7: We then inserted plastic drywall anchors ($2 for a pack of 10) into the holes. This keeps the drywall from becoming loose around the screws. Place them in as far as you can, then hammer them to get them to be almost flush with your wall.
Step 8: Re-position your pegboard against the wall, with the drywall anchors peeking out behind those holes you used to determine where your screw should go in step 6 — the middle top hole, and the top two corner holes. Then, screw in your screws with a screwdriver or drill. Leave about ¼ inch of room between the screw and the pegboard (see above). If you screw the pegboard too close to the wall, you won’t be able to position hooks in the top holes.
Pull the pegboard forward on the screws, and you’re done! It’s ready for things! Just don’t hang anything too heavy on it, like pots and pans. If you’re looking for something suitable for the kitchen, I suggest checking out Emma’s DIY Kitchen Pegboard tutorial on A Beautiful Mess.
This was so fun to put together, and inexpensive, too! The whole project cost less than $25!