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DIY: Craft Pegboard

DIY Pegboard

This project has been on my list of things to do forever! I’ve been drooling over Pinterest for months now. I was always a bit apprehensive though because it looks like a bit of work and to be honest, I don’t like my chances at keeping it looking so great.

I happened to mention it to mum and she then decided that it would be my belated birthday present, something we could work on together. So off to Bunnings we went. For those that know me, my husband and I aren’t the handiest of folk, so we had plenty to of things to buy. Quite a bit later, we were ready to tackle the pegboard.

I’m going to try and give as detailed tutorial as possible, feel free to ask any questions though.


  • 1200mmx90mm pegboard
  • 1200mm 2×4 piece of timber, this is the shelf
  • 4m of timber that is about 1 inch by 2 inches. This is for the mounting frame
  • 1 thin round piece of timber, the one I bought was 6mm. I did ave to sand it a little to allow the bobbins to fit on
  • 3 brackets for the shelf
  • assorted metal hooks
  • 3 wire racks
  • 1 spool holder
  • 1 sample pot of paint
  • General supplies, paint brushes, rollers, drill, screws (a few different sizes)



  • Wipe over the pegboard with a damp cloth
  • Apply 2 or 3 coats of paint to the pegboard, shelf and mounting timber, making sure it’s dry before between coats

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  • Drill, from the right side of the pegboard, the mounting frame on the back of the pegboard, using 15mm screws

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  • Paint over the screws
  • Find the stud within the wall and mark them
  • Drill the pegboard to the wall, making sure the screws are placed in the studs. We placed 6 in, one in each corner and one each in the centre of the top and bottom edges.
  • Mount the brackets to the pegboard. This was a little tricky as the screws didn’t go through the peg holes. Go gently and be patient
  • Screw the shelf to the brackets.


  • Put your hooks in and organise your board, and then reorganise a few times 🙂

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The possibilities are endless! Adding extra shelves, baskets, more spool racks, the choice is yours!

Happy organising!


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