May 02, 2018
I have a long-standing obsession with pegboard walls. The pegboard wall at Homeday Studio (above) is one of my very favourite things about our space. Perhaps it's my love of mise en place (a french culinary phrase for “everything in its place”) or the graphic minimalism of those tiny grid-like circles, but I think there’s a place for a pegboard wall in every home. Read on for some simple tips for installing a pegboard wall in your creative space.
1. Buy and Paint. Pegboard panels are available at your local hardware or lumber store, and come pre-cut in many different sizes. For the panel above my sewing desk, I used a 24" by 48" pegboard panel, and painted it with a roller in Benjamin Moore Hale Navy. I'd recommend using spray paint or a spray gun instead, otherwise you'll end up, like me, filling in all 1152 holes with a tiny artist brush where the colour was missed by the roller (uh… neurotic, I know). Alternatively, you can save a bit of your sanity, and leave the pegboard in its unpainted state (usually white or brown hardboard).
2. Hang it. When you’re mounting your pegboard, don’t hang it directly against the wall. Shimming the pegboard out from the wall allows space for the back of your pegboard hooks. We stacked six 3/8" washers in each corner to shim out the pegboard from the wall. I also stacked some felt floor protector pads halfway along the top & bottom of the panel so it wouldn't bow inwards.
3. Accessorize. Now for the fun part! I used standard pegboard accessories from the garage organization section of my local big box hardware store. A few other things to try: rest a dowel between 2 hooks for ribbon or washi tape storage; drill holes in plastic containers and hang on a hook for pen/marker/plant storage, use 2 L-shaped hooks to set a framed print on.
That's it! Give it a try- you'll love tidying up after yourself, I promise.
Looking for more ideas? Here's more pegboard inspiration from around the web.
A pretty pink pegboard for your kitchen.
For the true DIYer, I love this minimalist pegboard wall organizer.
Pegboard & plants- why not? Such a beautiful living focal point.
You know it's a good idea when IKEA starts making it. Check out the new SKADIS line of pegboard walls and accessories.
Convinced? Good. Happy Organizing!
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April 17, 2018
April 10, 2018
I’m a little obsessive about sleep. And I have to admit- I’m one of those annoying people who gets a solid seven to eight hours of sleep each night. While there are lots of really real reasons why a good night's sleep isn’t a reality for everyone (shift work, babies, a snoring person in your bed), I’m a big believer that a few simple changes to your space can make a big difference in how you live and feel. Read on for 5 ways to make your bedroom a sleep sanctuary.
March 28, 2018