After yesterday’s pegboard command station reveal, I said I’d share the “how-to’s” with you today, so that’s what I’m going to do! There are several parts to this project, so I’ll try to break them down and give you as much info as I can to create your own!
First things first: The pegboard itself. We picked up a 2’x4′ pegboard at the local home improvement store. There were several options, but my decision came down to price, size, and hole size (there was another of the same size and price but it had less holes but they were bigger). Since I wanted the most storage options possible and wanted to try to NOT see the holes, I went with the board that had more, smaller ones. This board seems HUGE when you buy it, and it is big, but space fills up quickly!
The Bestie and I had been using a blog tutorial as a guide for pegboards we were both working on, but the tutorial didn’t account for anything on the back. If you don’t put trim around the back of your pegboard to bring it away from the wall a bit, imagine what will happen to your walls when you stick the peg hooks in! Fortunately my hubby is handy (have I mentioned that? ;)), so he figured out how to do that. We used 1×2’s in order to take up the littlest amount of pegboard space possible (once there’s trim on the back the holes in front of it can’t be used because they’re blocked by the wood trim). I need to get better about photographing his processes so that I can share that stuff with you! When I first asked him to describe what he did, he said, “Used my awesomeness.” Thank you. Not helpful. In a nutshell he created a frame, stapling the pieces to each other. Then he nailed the pegboard to the frame.