Hey Hey! How you like me now craft supplies??!! These craft/DIY supplies were taking over my LIFE. Well, maybe not my life but definitely my house! I could never find anything I needed and it was making me insane so I decided enough was enough! I know most crafters have been there at some point. All the pretties just multiply and you’re suddenly out of control. For me personally, being disorganized zaps my creativity. So, my solution was PEGBOARD.
Let’s just have a quick and nasty reminder of what this side of the room looked like before I started this journey that has taken way too long.
I can’t believe I’m showing you guys the kitty litter. Seriously, I LOVE CATS but cat litter, not so much…So that had to be relocated.
Here’s that side of the craft room now.
The first thing I did was pull that weird singular cabinet down. Then I removed all of the other catch-all junk from the room. I painted the ceiling in flat Belle Grove Sorbet by Valspar and then I painted the walls Valspar Semi-Gloss White, right off the shelf.
Then it was time to get organized and I knew I needed a designated place for all. the. things. First, I bought two big sheets of pegboard for $18 each and had them cut down to size at The Home Depot. They come in 4 x 8 sheets and I needed them to be 4 x 6. Remember, this is not a big room and I need it to do triple duty. Those 2 feet I had cut off of each panel are going to be a fun project for my son’s room coming soon! Then, I held my breath as we crammed those sheets into our very mid-sized SUV. They made it home in one piece though! I also grabbed (4)1 x 2’s to build out a frame for the pegboard to attach to.
I didn’t get nearly as many photos of this as I would have liked but I think these will give you the general idea. This is truly is a VERY EASY project.
Once home, I cut my 1×2’s to size with my hand saw then started mounting them to the wall, at the top, bottom and both sides, into the studs, where my pegboard would go. This creates a gap between the wall and your pegboard so that you can hang hooks and move them when you want to, because you know you will want to! I was able to do the bottom sheet by myself and once it was secured at the bottom and on the sides I added some 1×2’s in the middle of the wall to add some sturdiness where the two sheets meet. I had my husband hold the top sheet up while I screwed it to the boards. I covered the electrical panel since we have another one for the same outlets and then I used a box cutter to cut out the outlet so I could plug things in at my desk, which you will get to see soon, hopefully next week!!
I still have to add an outlet extender to the box and cover it with a plate but I’ll get to more about that in another post. It’s super easy to do though!
Booyah! All kinds of storage space possibilities! Then the fun part started, adding all of the hanging pretties on the pegboard. I absolutely LOVE how this space turned out. I’ve been collecting things to put on the pegboard for the last two months and I’m so happy to have this part of the room finished so I can use it. The various items came from Target, Michael’s, and from shopping the house.
I am seriously in love with this space. It feels so good to 1. be organized and 2. have a space that feels all my own (even if it is technically in the laundry room).