Week 5 already, and I’m trying to accomplish this in between two school field trips for 3 kids. From DC to Williamsburg by two buses and a train. Before I left though I really felt like I got something going on my pegboard. And next week I can’t wait to put the final look together as soon as I get home. Well, maybe after resting for a day or two!
I decided to spray paint most of my pegboard attachments gold. As I’ve said on here before, I hate any kind of painting preparation. But I know it has to be done. With spray painting there’s not much that goes into it other than spreading out some newspaper in a well-ventilated area. I got all of these attachments at Home Depot except for those little mesh pencil cups (which used to be silver). I found those at Office Depot and they will be attached to some super strong pegboard magnets.
This is my all-time favorite spray paint. Krylon Maxx in metallic gold. It only takes one coat to cover most things and the finish is so smooth it’s crazy. Another bonus is that it dries lightning quick! So I sprayed all of these items and let them dry, then about a half hour later I flipped them and sprayed them on the other side. After those two steps it’s a good idea to look at the pieces from all angles to make sure you didn’t miss any spots. By the way, some of these attachments had rather annoying sticker tags on them. Instead of taking the time to get the more difficult to remove ones off, I just spray painted right over them. The paint covered them pretty well, and anyway, they won’t be seen much once things are hanging from them.
I didn’t really have a plan once I got the pieces painted. I just started playing around with placement and color to see how I liked it and how it would function.
I’m going to use the longer attachments to hang my collection of tulle in different colors. That’s my go-to ribbon for gift wrapping! I took the white end caps off the spools because it looked cleaner I thought.
There are even pegboard shelf supports! The ones I found are just a tad short to support the scrap wood I plan to use (like this turquoise painted piece here), so I’m going to look for some longer ones.
These little wire baskets came in a back of three in graduating sizes. This one turned out to be perfect for the bottles of Martha Stewart glitter I have! I’m opting to leave the wire baskets in their original black to tie in with the black mantle in the middle of the wall.
I love the little mesh cups to hold paintbrushes and other items. But the metal in the cup just isn’t strong enough to hold tight to the pegboard magnet so I’m going to need to come up with another solution. Still working on that and I hope to solve it by next week!
This little attachment is just a desktop mail organizer that I have hung by two pegboard hooks. It may or may not work either…another item to add to my research list. For now, it’s up there and home to a Color, a special publication of Better Homes & Gardens. I got excited over this particular edition because it has an 8-page spread featuring Brittany Hayes of the fabulous design blog Addison’s Wonderland. I had the pleasure of meeting Brittany last summer at Haven Conference and I even got to take a design class she taught. I adore her blog and following her design adventures in her new home, which she has affectionately dubbed her “historic wonderland.”
All of my fun patterned duct tape will soon have a new home on the wall too!
I’ve had these painted orange antlers for about a year now, just waiting for the right home. I spotted them at Black Dog Salvage (the fantastic brick & mortar store for the Salvage Dawgs of the DIY Network) and simply had to have them! I knew they were perfect for this job when I realized the hangers on the back were the exact width of the pegboard holes. Not sure exactly what will hang from them yet but it will be a conversation piece!
To finish off the room, I’m thinking of using this zebra print rug, which I found at my consignment store, House Dressing. It’s always fun to shop at your own store!
Next week will be the big reveal! Up to now I’ve just been giving you bits and pieces, so tune in to see the whole picture! And click below for prior weeks:
And click here at Calling it Home to see what the other guest participants have been up to in Week 5! Their designs will blow you away!
See you next Thursday for the Craft Room Reveal, including lots of before & after photos!