Arts and Crafts: Easy Pegboard Projects

items hanging on peg boardPegboard is handy to work with since users can maximize the space they have and keep commonly used items organized. Pegboards keep surface areas clutter-free and can be painted to match virtually any décor. DIY enthusiasts interested in working with pegboard can try one or more of the following projects:

Pegboard Headboard – Create a modern headboard with a functional twist using a sheet (or two) of pegboard. Secure Masonite pegboard sheets that fit the width of the bed to the wall with double-sided foam mounting tape. Once attached, individuals can paint or decorate the headboard to match the décor of the room. Baskets, clip-on lamps, hanging art, and hooks for earphones are all decorating possibilities with a pegboard headboard.

Jewelry Organizer – Pegboards make jewelry organization much easier and less messy. Earrings, rings, necklaces, and bracelets can be hung effortlessly on a pegboard. Those interested in this project will first need to frame the back of the pegboard to ensure there is enough space between the back of the board and the wall. Attach the backboards with a nail gun. Paint the board and while it is drying, consider using old molding as a frame for the front of the pegboard. If framing the board, just make sure to measure and cut the four pieces of molding at 45-degree angles. Those who wish to paint the molding should do so before attaching the molding to the pegboard. Ensure the board has the right hardware or wire at the back so it can be placed securely on the wall. Finally, use hooks and chicken wire to organize your jewelry accessories.

Pegboard Backsplash – Tenants or homeowners looking to maximize kitchen space can turn a boring backsplash into functional storage. Even better, this process can be done at a minimal cost and removed in a matter of minutes for future projects. First, make a template of the backsplash area using a large piece of paper. Cut around the edges so that the paper matches the measurements of the backsplash. Next, use the template to outline the cutting area on the pegboard, ensuring the lines are straight and avoiding the holes. Use a saw from to cut the pegboard and test it against the backsplash space. Once accurate, attach felt pads behind the board to keep the board off the wall. This will allow the hooks to slide behind. Line up the pegboard and use drywall screws to attach the board into several wall studs. Add hooks as you wish to hang pots, pans, spoons, kitchen towels, and even mugs.