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Full Length Craft Room Pegboard DIY

Full Length Craft Room Pegboard DIY

You may remember seeing my craft room inspiration post;  in that post I showed my inspiration for a craft room pegboard.  I have seen several DIY pegboard craft organizers online and wasn’t sure if I wanted one.  They can be cute and useful but they can really add clutter to a workspace if you’re not careful about how you organize them.

After some deliberation, I decided to add a pegboard to hang up large items. Instead of having something that stood out this pegboard is designed to somewhat blend in with the walls.

A pretty pegboard for a craft room and some craft pegboard ideas.

Hubs spent a day helping me to put this together.   Starting at Lowes we bought a full sheet of pegboard, crown moulding with a flat bottom, plain molding for the remaining 3 sides and 2 square millwork accent mouldings.

Start by measuring your wall space and then cut the pegboard to fit.  Our pegboard ended up being 6 1/2 feet tall (78 in) by 30 in wide.

We purchased a full sheet of pegboard and cut it to size.

For the frame, we made sure to pick up moulding with a flat bottom edge, so that I did not have to do an angled mitre cut.  It also makes the pegboard look a little bit farmhouse, although I am more interested in it being as pretty as possible.

DIY craft room pegboard, with a frame, and instructions for how to build a pegboard wall.


The side and bottom is done with plain flat 2″ moulding.

How to make a pegboard wall, with a frame, showing the corners moulding that is easy to do.

For the two bottom corners of the frame you will need two-  2 – 2″ square millwork accent mouldings like the one in the picture.  Like the top of the wall mounted pegboard frame, you will not need to do mitered corners.

Cut and Paint the Pegboard

The hardest part of making this pegboard is cutting the flimsy pegboard material. As the pegboard sheet is quite floppy,  you will need two people to hold the pegboard while you cut it to size using a table saw.

Once the pegboard is cut, paint it to coordinate with your wall colour.  Make sure to paint it before adding the trim.  This one is painted in Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter (our home’s base colour and I always have some on hand).   We just painted the side that would be showing and left the back unpainted.

A pretty pegboard for a craft room and some craft pegboard ideas.

Add the Moulding

Measure and cut the top crown moulding so there is a 1/2 inch overhang at each end. Ours was cut to 31″.   Glue and then nail the moulding to the pegboard.  Hubs used an air nailer and nailed the moulding from the back of the pegboard.

Place the two millwork squares on the bottom corners (flush no overhang) again attach with glue then nail in place.

Once the squares are attached measure between the squares and the top moulding.  Cut your plain moulding to length and glue and nail in place.

I was hoping that the original white on the mdf moulding would be adequate, unfortunately, it didn’t look right, so it received a second coat of white paint.

Attach to the Wall

The pegboard may need to hold a  significant amount of weight so you have to ensure the pegboard is mounted securely.  The first step is to find the wall studs and mark their location.

We were able to line up the existing holes of the pegboard with the studs.  If possible try and place your pegboard so that the pegboard holes line up with the studs.  Predrill a hole into the studs.  If you weren’t able to line up the pegboard hole and the stud, predrill both the pegboard and the stud.

How to mount a pegboard to a wall, the hardware needed to put up a pegboard.

Hand spin two nuts onto the bolt end.

Place the wood screw end into the predrilled wall stud.  Using the top nut and a wrench turn the nut, this results in the screw end drilling into the wood.     Tighten to the desired length from the wall. Make sure there is a gap between the wall and the pegboard so you have room for the pegboard accessory pins.  Fasten the end of the bolt with an acorn nut.

Repeat this for a total of four spots, two on the top and two on the bottom.

A wall sized pegboard. This pretty pegboard is a DIY pegboard and comes with a frame.
A giant diy floor to ceiling sized pegboard in a craft roo, with pink accessories , and two craft boxes on the floor.

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  1. Hey Leanna! This is a fantastic idea which came out amazing, I can’t wait to emulate this in my wifes crafting area.

  2. LeannaForsythe says:

    I hear you loud and clear. I grab craft supplies when I see them on sale or when I get to travel to the USA. In addition I tend to keep all kinds of little leftovers. Storage of all the decor and crafting supplies can become an issue in no time at all.

  3. Any ideas to keep craft supplies in order is welcome, I seem to have the most stuff and am constantly looking for ways to tame it all! This looks great.

  4. This is perfect! I want to make one for my craft room.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      I think they will be really handy for hanging large items on. This one is large enough to hold all kinds of things.

  5. Leanna that is such a great organizing idea. You can fill it up with all your crafting items and be able to grab them in a heartbeat.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Mary: I like it for all those large items that won’t fit in a container and to hang things up that I am working on. I thought a long time before finally deciding I could make one that blended in.

  6. Oh I could do with one of these, brilliant idea and great tutorial thank you

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      The main thing is to remember to leave a space between the pegboard and the wall, the various clips need the room.

  7. love the details on this peg board. Will work perfect in my craft area (aka the dining room) Thanks for the great how to !

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      For a dining room I think you could do one where the top is a box valence for curtains. If you have company close the curtains and whose to know. Hope this makes sense.

  8. I love this! It’s pretty and could be so useful in a craft room. Or in my shed as well. Thanks for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I have shared on social media.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Your more than welcome.

  9. Leanna, this is gorgeous. I love how it covers the entire wall and the frame is so pretty. Nice job!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Janice. I am quite proud of its design. It is a pegboard so you can only do so much, but it looks pretty darn good on the craft room wall.

  10. I would love to have a pegboard in our craft room, it such a great idea and perfect for storage Leanna. It always fascinated me when people mentioned they had to find wall studs. I just couldn’t figure it out. Thank goodness for google. All the houses here in South Africa have solid brick walls inside and out so it’s probably much easier for us just to hang something up without taking the studs into consideration.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Canadian walls need insulation, I imagine brick walls would be freezing cold. Drilling everything into a brick wall has to be hard work though.

      Here the wood frame is covered with gyproc and then painted. If you don’t find the screw their isn’t enough material to hold up anything heavy.

      Love that you mentioned the difference. Interesting to know.

  11. Love this idea and it came out so cute! The molding around it just adds the perfect touch!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Janine. Thank you, the moulding really helps make it for the home. I also considered doing some stenciling on it, but choose to leave it as is. At least for now.

  12. Love this idea to keep all things organised in your craft room! I also love the mouldings you used to frame it! So clever!!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Other than ripping the pegboard on the tablesaw I could easily do this one on my own. Its super easy to put together and the mouldings fancy it up just enough to make it okay to bring the idea in from the garage version.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Much appreciated Debra. It took me awhile to decide if I wanted one and when I did I wanted it to blend in.

  13. This is such a cute and easy way to add a bit of decorations to the house! Love this idea so much

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you, I wanted it to be useful without being cluttered. Its a great solution for large items.

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