How to make a wall mounted framed pegboard to hold all your craft room tools from rulers, scissors, paint brushes and mor.
The tool frame is the most utilitarian aspect of my craft room, but without it – the room would not function and without the function as well.
Before making this tool frame for my craft room, I kept the tools I used daily in cache pots I made that I kept on the worktable. These looked very pretty, but whenever I began to make something – they were in the way and I had to move them – not functional.
Having the tools on the wall and off the table keeps my worktable clutter-free and easier to work on projects while the tools are still easily accessible.
This is what I love about design and decorating – customizing for the way I live and work in a space – the process is the same for every room.
How to Make a Craft Room Pegboard Tool Organizer
- Pegboard Organizer Kit
- Staple gun
- 1/2-inch staples
- Saw tooth hanger and wall hanging nail and hook
- White gloss spray paint
- Tin cans
- Hot glue and gluegun
I bought the pegboard at Lowes. It comes in white, but only very big sheets of it.
I only needed a small section, so I opted for this $6 brown piece and spray painted it white.
Once the paint was dry – I stapled it to the back of the frame using 1/2 – inch heavy duty staples. You could also nail it on with small nails
I added two saw tooth hangers to the back of the frame – one on each side, then hung it on the wall. Since the frames are butted up against each other, use a level to make sure you are placing the picture hanger on the wall in the right spot.
If you have trouble doing this – here is a picture hanging trick that may help you figure out exactly where the nail and hook should go on the wall.
I bought this pegboard organizing kit at Lowes for $12. I didn’t use all of the hooks. The blue plastic just didn’t do it for me.
They would be fine if this was in my basement, but in this room, I decided to use tin cans covered with ribbon to hold some of the smaller items I use daily. I used an awl to punch a hole into the top edge of each can and hung them on hooks that came in the kit.
TIP: Details count!
I wanted to change the blue tips that were on some of the hooks, so I went into my daughters’ stash of nail polish. I picked pink and green. I dipped each blue tip on the hooks into the nail polish and let it dry. Now I have colors that coordinate with the room. Easy!
I used nail polish instead of craft paint since it is shiny and has an enamel finish.
Trying to come up with functional pieces that also look good for my craft room – is what good design is all about.
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