DIY Pegboard Headboard

updated Jul 16, 2020
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Short on space and lack a headboard? Pegboard, our favorite kitchen and workshop workhorse, may just be the solution you’ve been looking for. Carmel from Our Fifth House transforms her boy’s bedroom from bland to brilliant with a Union Jack paint job and inexpensive material.

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Carmel’s 8 year old son needed some easy access storage, so when she planned to DIY a headboard, pegboard won. The Union Jack paint job took the most time, but a simple solid color would make this an afternoon project.

I love the possibilities of this project, and that it can be infinitely adaptable to suit different needs. For those lacking in floor space, hanging baskets and clip on lamps take the place of nightstands, and are customizable. You can hang art, hooks for headphones, or books. Not an Anglophile? Maybe a paint-by-number or trompe l’oeil is more your style.

For more photos and full instructions, check out Our Fifth House.

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(Images: Our Fifth House)