DIY Pegboard

7 Materials
4 Hours

A DIY pegboard that can be used in any room in the house. Add shelves to hold plants, books, souvenierus or anything your heart desires. We created this for a wall in the bathroom, but it would be great in a kids room, a kitchen or above a desk.

We created this pegboard for a wall at the end of the tub in our all white bathroom. The bathroom needed some warmth and life and a plywood pegboard to hold plants was just the thing.

This can be made in any size using good quality plywood, wooden dowels and a few tools.

Once you decide on the size of the overall pegboard, determine the distance between each hole. We drew a grid and at each intersection, we drilled a hole. Before drilling, I used a craft punch and black construction paper to see if the overall look is what I wanted. It gave us a good idea of the spacing and the border. This step is not necessary, but helpful before you go to the trouble of making the holes.

Once we determined the length of the dowels (based on the depth of the shelves), we sprayed them with Varathane. We mounted them using putty that we had on hand. You could probably use double stick tape as well.

After spraying the surface with Varathane, we took very fine grit sandpaper and went over the surface to get a smooth finish.

We grabbed some plants and played around with placing the pegs and shelves. We added a single peg to hold a macrame hanging plant holder to balance it out. They can be rearranged at any time, but we are happy with how it tuned out!

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  • Erin
    on Jan 24, 2020

    This is a great idea... a new project for my husband... thank you

  • Michelle Wilson
    on Jan 25, 2020

    How and what did you use to hang peg board on wall?

  • Kgaletin
    on Mar 9, 2020

    I love this project. Do you just "rest" the boards on the pegs? I'm worried that if this is the case, a shelf could get knocked off. Is there a way to "fix" the shelves to the pegs?

    • Cd
      on Mar 11, 2020

      you could always make a couple notches in the shelves to lock dowel when rests on it or a couple decorative braces that dowel sits between just for a bit of security

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  • Pam LoCoco
    on Mar 10, 2020

    Love this idea!

  • Joanie
    on Mar 11, 2020

    So GREAT an idea......the tub and steam is sooooooo good for plants and you......I LOVE IT!!

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