How To Paint Pegboard + Build a Pegboard Frame
Thanks for all your kind + sweet words on my latest DIY endeavour of organizing my work space + creating a command center. No joke, I have been so motivated + productive over the past week since clearing the clutter!
The highlight of my newly organized office, hands-down, is the addition of the pretty pegboard. This was my 1st project using pegboard, but I have wanted to create something using pegboard for quite some time. When I first thought about the idea, I was bewildered at how the hooks would mount if the pegboard was attached to the wall… Right? Same thought you had? humor me please…
Well anyway, a few seconds later, I realized there does need to be some space behind the pegboard for the hooks to attach. Alas, build a frame. But how? I’ve got 2 ways, one of which I am sharing today!
The easiest way to build a frame (for anything) is with a Kreg Jig, but I know many of you don’t have one, so here is a down & dirty way using tools most of you have. I hope. And if you don’t, go buy them… you won’t regret it 😉
> (3) 1″ x 2″ x 8′ long wood pieces
> 2′ x 4′ piece of pegboard (I purchased a 4′ x 4′ piece @ Lowe’s and they cut it to my desired size)
> “L” brackets
> Wood screws, 1″ length
HOW TO BUILD A FRAME.
I started off by cutting the 1″ x 2″ pieces of wood using a miter saw (my recommendation for a good one) so they fit to size around the 2′ x 4′ pegboard. If you don’t have a miter saw or tool to cut the wood, Lowes will cut it to your desired length.
> Arrange the 1″ x 2″ pieces so they lay on the short side.
Once your wood sides are the right lengths around the pegboard, attach them using “L” brackets (if you have a Kreg Jig, then use it to connect the corners). Lay the “L” bracket on the front face of the wood and screw in.
Then at the 4 inner corners of the frame, add a 2″ x 2″ wood block which the pegboard will be secured to so it sits proud of the wall creating space behind so hooks can be easily added.
HOW TO PAINT PEGBOARD.
Some pegboard already comes primed or white, but my local Lowe’s only had the brown version. Similar to painting walls or furniture, it’s important to use primer first. So first I gave the face of my pegboard a quick coat of Zinsser Primer.
Once it was dry, I added 2 coats of my desired taupe-y color (I mixed a few hues to get the color just right).
Once it was dry, I was going to call it DONE… buuuut, I couldn’t stop myself and thought it would be really fun + unique to jazz it up even more, so I added a pretty stencil design.
Tutorial on > HOW TO PAINT USING A STENCIL
A few touch-ups and THEN the painting steps were complete!
I attached the dry pegboard to the frame using pretty gold wood screws…
…and then it was time to hang.
I used the screws that were already in place from the large inspiration board that was there before. The screws were anchored in the wall and at just the right height.
Because there is relief behind the pegboard, the frame was able to simply rest on the screws. The result…
Pretty cool, right?! And super simple. Pegboards are THE BEST organizational component for any room in the house. AND they can be jazzed up to look great for all decor styles. Maybe I should do a round up post of great uses for pegboards around the house… What do you think? Yay or Nay??
Anyway, after the pegboard was in, I was ready to start getting organized…
Here is how it all came together…
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Where do you find pegboard most useful around your home?
Check back soon for details on how to build another simple frame for a pegboard!