10 More Clever Things to Do with Pegboard

10 More Clever Things to Do with Pegboard

Nancy Mitchell
Mar 8, 2015
(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)

I'm fairly sure my lifelong obsession with pegboards can be traced back to my first reading of that time-honored classic, The Berentstain Bears and the Messy Room. In it, the cubs' room is transformed from disastrously messy to squeaky clean — and the centerpiece of their gloriously organized new space is a pegboard, built by Papa Bear and proudly displaying puppets and hats and baseball bats. I realized then that if you ever want to hang a bunch of things of all different shapes and sizes on the wall, pegboard is the way to do it.

Of course there are pretty standard uses of pegboard — say, to hang tools in the garage — but in this post I wanted to focus on a few unconventional ways this holey stuff can be your organizing best friend.

Above: A pegboard helps to corral sundry craft items in a workspace from A Beautiful Mess.

(Image credit: Knits for Life)
(Image credit: Knits for Life)

Is this the coolest way to store yarn or what? I don't even knit and I kind of want to do this. From the studio of Knits for Life.

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If you don't have a closet in your utility room, a pegboard can be a great way to store your stuff. Spotted on A Beautiful Mess.

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If you don't have enough space in the garage for a pegboard to hold all your tools, why not try this clever contraption that squeezes a bunch of tools into a little space? Find the instructions at Make:.

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Pegboard headboard (say that ten times fast) from Sugar and Cloth.

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A pegboard is a great way to store jewelry in Max & Kristen's home.

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This pegboard setup supports shelves and even holds magazines. Spotted on One Happy Mess.

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Pegboard in the bathroom, because why not? From Stephen and Jessica's Artfully Arranged Home and Studio.

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This kitchen pegboard wall, from Domino, includes painted outlines to indicate what goes where.

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Here's something quite similar, from A Beautiful Mess — with a DIY to boot!

(Image credit: Little Green Notebook)
(Image credit: Little Green Notebook)

And here's a BONUS TIP: when mounting your pegboard to the wall, add a few washers behind the pegboard to make moving the pegboard accessories a little easier. This helpful tip courtesy the good folks at Little Green Notebook, who made the pegboard homework station you see above. You're welcome. And happy organizing.

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