Things are slowly coming together in Faith’s room! I painted the hot pink, brown and cream walls a month or two ago to make them a neutral white backdrop for pops of color. We added a chalkboard, a dry erase calendar and cork tiles above her desk (pics to come later). I cut vinyl to make a gymnastics decoration for her wall and am awaiting one more photo/canvas then I can finish accessorizing her walls.
Another thing I was really excited about was a pegboard for organizing Faith’s jewelry and hair supplies. My plans for this evolved as time went on, her ideas changed and we made other purchases for the room. It was my intention to put this on the wall in her bedroom but as the walls filled up I managed to talk her into putting it into her larger closet instead. Faith had chosen a glittery gold paint for the chevron and it didn’t show up as well as the one I’d planned to use, so “hiding” it in the closet made me feel better about it. 😉 Another bonus: No need to frame it out which was also holding up getting it put on the wall!
I painted the entire board with the same paint as her wall (Sherwin Williams Creamy). A roller makes this job faster and easier but I painted it at a friend’s and didn’t want to haul the tray and roller. Painting with a brush is fine, too, (that’s what I did) but I think more paint tends to get in the holes which makes putting hooks in a tad more difficult. It still works fine, though!
My bestie happened to have made a chevron template for her daughter’s pegboard (which I posted on the blog here) and that simplified the process quite a bit. When I made my pegboard command station with a grid and painter’s tape it took FOREVER. Knowing that the board would be filled with hair accessories and jewelry, I also didn’t worry about making very many zig-zag stripes. We had decided to keep it neutral with white and gold, partly because Faith wanted to add gold accents to her room and also because the accessories would be seen better on a neutral background. As I said, the glittery gold acrylic paint didn’t show up as well as the metallic gold that I’d intended to use, even with a few coats. It’s ok but I wasn’t overly happy with the end result of that.
Once we made the decision to mount the board in Faith’s closet, I had my hubby make it happen. He screwed the four corners into the wall so it’s good and secure. Unfortunately, it was only AFTER he put it up that I remembered I wanted to add a ribbon through the holes for hair clips. He graciously took it down and put it back up after I’d done that. (Sorry, babe!) Faith chose a black and white zebra ribbon and I just took it through two holes and tied it in the back to secure it. I made sure to make it snug enough not to sag too much but loose enough to have room to clip bows to it. Tip: I went from a hole way on the far left to one far right, so the ribbon wanted to flip forward with the weight of the bows. I’d recommend either doing multiple ribbons of shorter lengths, or what I wound up doing was to add a few glue dots to secure the ribbon upright.
Faith got busy organizing it right away and we used a variety of pegboard clips (I found this assortment on Amazon and it’s been great having options). We ended up with the perfect storage for headbands, hair clips, ponytail holders, necklaces and bracelets. The best part?? As Faith took her headbands out of the interim storage and put them up, she actually wore a couple! This girl hasn’t been wanting to do anything with her hair forever and it drives her dad and me crazy! Sometimes it takes moving things around or making them more visible to breathe new life into them. Same went with her jewelry. I’d call that a successful organization!