Liveblogging Day 10: Kitchen Pegboard Sneak Peek & DIY Lessons Learned

Liveblogging the January Cure

I was so excited to tackle my pegboard that although I had a few technical difficulties, I managed to finish my project! You'll have to wait for the proper after photo, but here's a little peek, and some things I learned in the process.

These tips may seem obvious, but if you're typically "unhandy" like myself, a few reminders never hurt.

1. Make sure your tools are ready to go. I was all set to hang my pegboard when I realized my power drill wasn't charged. If I had checked the drill the night before, I would've saved myself a lot of waiting around.

2. Do your research. When hanging the pegboard, I should've used spacers to keep it a uniform distance from the wall and make it easier for the hooks to go through. It works fine, but if I were to do it over again, I'd do a little research ahead of time — and know to use the spacers.

3. Grab a buddy. Hanging something large is a lot easier with a second set of hands and eyes. I would have had to do a lot less awkward balancing with a friend around.

4. Roll with the punches. Things don't always go as planned. Don't stress, power through, and it'll get done in time.

How is your project going?

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(Image: Tara Bellucci)