DIY pegboard

Last week a TV crew came in to film my pegboard for a new show about decluttering and storage (I’ll let you know when it airs in a couple of months). Whenever I post a pic of my pegboard on my instagram feed I always get people asking me where I bought it from, which has made me realise that I’ve never actually written a post about it, it was just included in my home office makeover reveal post. So, I thought it would be useful to have a dedicated post that I can direct people to.

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There are now lots of lovely companies that sell swish pegboards but they cost a lot and when I made mine about three years ago no one was really selling them; it seemed to be a much more ‘American garage’ type thing. Therefore, I sourced mine from Amazon after trawling around elsewhere for ages and I found this seller who offers sheets of 120 x 60cm pegboard for £10 (they were only £8 when I bought them) so I bought two to make a 120cm square, which fit perfectly next to the window in my office above a slim sideboard where I keep my sewing stuff.

I painted the sheets in white satin paint because they need to withstand a fair bit of wear and tear and then I had to mount them.

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I couldn’t resist some fresh flowers for the TV crew but they were very quickly pushed aside in favour of lights and rigging – ha!

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To mount:

The board needs to sit roughly 2cm away from the wall so that there is space between the wall and the board for the pegs. Therefore, you need to screw in vertical batons of wood on the left and right side of your board (and in the middle if you have two like me).

Very simply, screw the board to the batons at the top, middle and bottom, using washers to keep it secure.

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I bought a variety of pegs for my board from this Etsy seller, which are perfect for the types of things I store.

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Hope that helps for anyone thinking about setting up their own pegboard whether it be in a workspace, kitchen, the inside of a storage cupboard or even a playroom.

Do you have any good storage ideas in your home?

Katy x




  1. 20th April 2016 / 10:26 pm

    Hi Katy,

    I was just thinking last week that I need a pegboard. Love the idea of making my own. Thanks for the inspiration and instructions

  2. 21st April 2016 / 8:52 am

    I’ve got my boyfriend laser-cutting me a pegboard, so this is timely 🙂 I didn’t think about the mounting space needed behind for the pegs, so I’m very glad I read this! Yours looks fab (mine will only be a little one so not as impressive).

  3. 21st April 2016 / 9:37 am

    I can’t believe I’d not figured out the baton part, I’ve had my peg board propped up for the last couple of years, and it keeps falling down. Brilliant!

  4. 21st April 2016 / 3:09 pm

    Goshm that’s really great value doing it yourself. It looks lovely. Look forward to hearing more about what you were filmed for!

  5. 22nd April 2016 / 8:34 am

    Been a fan of your pegboard since I first saw it! I can’t believe it’s not a more widely available material as it is so practical and affordable. Looks great too – and how exciting about it being featured on a show! x

  6. 22nd April 2016 / 12:36 pm

    This is a brilliant idea and I love the idea of having everything up where I can see it and subsequently find what I’m looking for in a moment. Looking forward to seeing the result of the filming! 😉 xo

  7. ashley
    30th August 2016 / 12:09 am

    looks fantastic! i also saw a pegboard that has a nice border around it to complete the look.

    also, i use a giant safety pin like that as my key chain. it rules.

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