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How to Make Your Own Pegboard for Your Children’s Bedroom

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How to Make Your Own Pegboard for Your Children’s Bedroom

A pegboard is usually used as a display/storage structure in most garages. But, it doesn’t have to be limited to only industrial use. It can be used in your home as well. Pegboards are a really great way to use your cute stationery as decoration while giving them a home of their own. 

If you have a playroom or an arts and crafts room – someplace where your kids play the most and do arts and crafts activities, this is a great way to use vertical space and also add some functional decor.

The stationery you get for your children are anyway colorful and more of a statement piece in themselves. Give them a moment on the wall. Let them shine. Here’s how to make a pegboard on your own.

Materials You Will Need:

  • Plywood
  • Tools (jigsaw, power drill, drill bit)
  • Wood Glue
  • Chalk Paint and a Paintbrush 

You can also get a proper pegboard if you do not want to make it from scratch.

How to Make Your Own Pegboard

STEP 1: Measure Your Plywood

Start by measure the area of the wall you want to cover with your pegboard. Use this measurement to mark out the plywood.

STEP 2: Cut Your Plywood

Cut the plywood to the measurement required. You can use a jigsaw, which is a power tool. You can also use a hand saw, but that will take a lot of your time and energy.

STEP 3: Drill Holes to Hang Your Organizer or Dowels

You now need to mark out where you need the holes to go. Mark them out at equal distances and then use a power drill to cut out the holes.

STEP 4: Glue the Dowels and Organizers to the Board

You can glue some of the dowels and organizers to the board so that they are sturdy. If you are going to changing things up, then you can glue in just the dowels that will hold things that you do not want falling. The organizers can be hung using hooks as well.

STEP 5: Hang It Up

You can drill the pegboard onto the wall so that it stays nice and secure. Start by drilling and securing the four corners and then add additional in the centers to ensure the security.

BONUS: Decorate!

Just because it is a functional decor piece in itself, it doesn’t mean that you cannot bring in some decor elements to up the wow factor. There are so many things that you can add, here are some examples and tips:

  • Add some greenery with some hanging plants.
  • Hang some pictures or quotes or posters.
  • Throw in something bright at random intervals.
  • Display your child’s artwork.
  • Use some of your child’s old toys as decorations.

Final Thoughts

Making your own pegboard isn’t difficult but is going to need power tools. You can buy readymade pegboards and then create the organizers yourself. A pegboard lets you have all your supplies on display. They are easily accessible, easy to maintain, and also make use of the vertical space. 

A pegboard can help your child be creative with the supplies and the decorations. With the things on display, they will reach for different things more often. You can decorate it with plants and memorabilia to add some personality.

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