Sunday, March 25, 2012

Craft Room Upgrade

So, when I originally designed my craft room, this was my inspiration:

Now, since I didn't have a window on the area of the wall where my main shelves would go, I had to improvise and decided to put a dry erase board there, as you can see in my pics from the post about the ribbon organizer project.

The thing is, I NEVER use that whiteboard!  Never.  I think Thing 1 and Thing 2 have drawn on it more than I have.

So, I decided I wanted to replace it with something more functional...a peg board.

I went to Lowe's and was able to find a 2 ft x 4 ft pre-cut peg board (otherwise they came in HUGE sheets!) for $5.  I also picked up a 47 pc assortment of peg hooks for $9.

The pegboard was a brownish color, so when I got home I primed it and painted it white.

Then I hung it (remember you need to leave space behind it for the peg assortment kit actually came with rubber spacers, which made it easy).

Then I added my peg hooks.

Then I ended up totally rearranging the peg hooks as I placed the items I wanted to hang. :)

I don't have it fully organized yet, but here it is so far.

(Please ignore the mess on the bottom right.  It's a combination of some stuff that needs to make it onto the board and stuff that needs to find a place to go.)


  1. I've been working in my garage this week creating a craft space and was browsing around for ideas on the web and found your blog with my craft room picture! I was flattered! Unfortuately, I don't have this craft room anymore because I have moved. Hope you have been enjoying your craft space! For craft ideas, I've posted all of my craft project on my craft facebook page called "New Memories Craft." Check it out!
    Thanks again!!

  2. Hi Julie! That's so cool that you found it that way. I think I just found it by googling "awesome craft rooms" or something like that. It still has plenty of room to go (organization!), but it's pretty functional, so I enjoy it. Good luck on your new space! I am now following your NMC FB page, so I'll look forward to updates. :)