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?

JANUARY CURE LINKS:
Day 10: Work on Your Goal Project

(Image: Tara Bellucci)

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