It’s the second Wednesday of the month, so that means it’s time for the Monthly DIY Challenge! ::And the crowd goes wild:: You know the drill – each month some blogger friends and I team up to create different projects that revolve around the same product or theme. This month we’re all about the utilitarian favorite, PEGBOARD!
All of the projects are conveniently linked up at the bottom of this post, but first I can’t wait to show you my Pegboard Creation Station for Kids!
I chose to make my pegboard creation station in the garage, but you could really do this anywhere you have an empty wall! Let me show you what I started with – a beat up piece of wood attached to my garage wall and a piece of pegboard that was so old it was literally crumbling upon being touched!
My garage was pretty nasty, and this eyesore was not doing anything for it. My kids LOVE playing outside, so that’s how I came up with the idea to transform this neglected wall space into something fun and useable! Since I couldn’t reuse the pegboard that was already installed, I purchased new pegboard and ATTACHED IT MYSELF! Yep, I found the proper screws, got out the electric drill, and put that baby up all by myself. I definitely high-fived my five-year-old daughter when I finished and shouted “GIRL POWER!”
Since this is for my kids, I decided to go a little crazy with the paint colors. I taped off a design and got to work painting rainbow color stripes all over the pegboard. Then I patched some holes in the wood below the pegboard and lightly sanded to even out the surface somewhat. Then I painted that with chalkboard paint.
Once the pegboard paint dried, I removed the tape to reveal this fun pattern that my kids LOVE! I added some pegboard accessories and filled them up with some of my kids’ art supplies. My favorite feature of the entire pegboard is the diy banner paper roll that I made with pegboard hooks and a dowel!
Let me just say that the kids love this thing!
They even share and play nicely while using it!
Since the supplies are higher than they can reach (intentionally – I didn’t want them getting into the paint without supervision), I added a little hook to the side of the chalkboard where they can hang a bucket of supplies during use. Once finished, I can just pop the bucket back up onto the pegboard.
Not gonna lie – I kind of love pulling into the garage and seeing all that pretty color now. My husband – not so much.
OK, well thanks for checking out my project! Now that you’ve seen what I did with pegboard, make sure to check out my friends’ projects, too! You’re going to love them!