Vinny is 4 weeks old today. I’ve had a couple of lovely brief sewing sessions this last week when Vinny’s nap schedule has cooperated. Sewing helps me feel like myself again.
I realized that I never posted about the pegboard addition to my sewing room. If you follow me on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter, you might have caught glimpses of it. However, because I luuuurv it, I wanted to give it the posting it deserved.
TA DA!!!! Seriously, can it get any better than a happy-colored pegboard full of the tools and gadgets that make you happy? I’ve wasted many a minute, just looking at this pegboard smiling to myself for the happiness of finally having it on the wall. Maybe I should hang more them around the house… hmmm….
Here’s how it was made:
Buy It. The pegboard comes in 4 foot by 8 foot sheets. Take advantage of the in-store cutting and cut it to size at the store. Mine is 3 foot by 4 foot. We mounted the leftover piece in our workshop.
Paint it. I decided to use spray paint to avoid drips and filling the holes in with paint. I wanted to match the Lilly Belle fabric as best I could and in my effort to find the perfect color, I went a little overboard. ahem.
I finally decided to go with the Krylon “Bright Idea” yellow. I’ll use the other paints for more projects around the room as I get to them.
It took 2 layers of primer, and 3 cans of yellow spray paint. Looking close you can see cracks from spraying on the cheap primer too heavily. oh well. No one will notice.
Mount it. I bought a couple pegboard hook sets which come with spacers. The spacers hold the pegboard out from the wall for installing the hooks. I used heavy-weight plaster (drywall) anchors for the 9 mounting screws and didn’t worry about finding studs. You will definitely need a second pair of hands for this step.
Fill it. Use the hooks from the set and fill up your pegboard with your tools.
Ahhh… Functional and Pretty.
Have a wonderful Holy Week/Passover/Easter!