Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Pegboard Display

Well, since the mudroom cabinets were installed, I’ve been trying to figure out a system for all the art projects that come home during the school year. I used to use the whiteboard above the boot bench, but well…that’s gone. So…I give you my creation.

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It’s not necessarily in my most ideal spot, but it is right where my kids can see it. That’s pretty important to me. Oh how I hate that light switch for getting in the way. Stupid necessities.

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You wanna know how I did it? Let’s pretend you said, “yes”. I bought a small sheet of pegboard at Lowe’s for $3.47. I didn’t realize they made the smaller boards, so it worked out great for me! I had them make one cut to shorten the length a little bit.

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I painted it using my favorite paint ever. Then, as a template, I put some paint cans in the cream paint and just filled them in with my favorite round sponge brush.

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I bought some bullnose clips at Hobby Lobby, but I had no idea how I was going to put them on. After some major head scratching, I turned to the internet. Thank goodness for smart internet people. (Blurry picture alert)

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Place the bullnose clip using the items above to make the item below. Make sense?

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Finally, hang that artwork, good test score, or notes sent home all over it! Most importantly, be glad that you now have somewhere to show it off for your kids!

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Don’t worry…I didn’t forget. You wanna know who won that FABULOUS gift certificate to Favors with Love? Here you go…

Congratulations, Anne! Enjoy your shopping trip!

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83 comments:

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Adorable!!! Very fun. :) I like the black and white, and the clips are cute. Visiting from Kimba's party. :)

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

What a cute and fun idea. It turned out fab. Come by ~ I am having a giveaway!

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

This looks great! I really think I could use a peg board in my office...now to find some money and my man to hang it for me ;)

Melissa Marie said...

What an adorable idea! I love the polka dots! Too cute! :)

julie - eab designs said...

Wow, it's amazing what adding the circles can do to a piece of pegboard. I love this project!

Kristi said...

Very cute idea!!!!

mimi168888 said...

I love this... have to keep this in my project to do when I start on redoing my daughter's room. It would be a great board to keep her "pre-teenage" stuff....

Susan Crabtree said...

love the polka dots!

Kara said...

This is such a great idea! I love it when things can be functional and cute. Perfect!

UPrinting said...

This is lovely! It would be a perfect way to showcase your children's works. It's simple, cost-effective, and really stylish too! Very innovative, thanks! Now I'm thinking of making one for my room, wondering what I'd like to paint in it haha.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Very cute idea! Wish I had some little ones to display their artwork once again. Jackie

BeautifulWreck said...

I really like that. Great idea. One I am going to see if I can incorporate in our craft room.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ok...when are you going back to school??

You keep making me feel like a slug.


Just sayin'.

The Momma said...

Very cute. Consider idea now stolen and put in my "HAVE TO DO" file.

:)

Anne won my giveaway a couple weeks ago. She's a lucky girl! :)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love the polka dots. Must put this in my house somewhere. you can't beat the price.

Shanty2Chic said...

Great thinking!!! I love pegboard!!

mickey said...

I love your peg board so much! I wish I had a wall somewhere to put this on besides the "ugly" garage. Thanks for sharing!

Mandi said...

LOVE this! You did it again! I amy have to hang another pegboard now. Love the dots too!

Becky said...

who knew pegboard could look so stinkin cute?? i will certainly be stealing this idea.

Jennie said...

too cute... wanna come decorate my house?

Misty said...

Cool...I have been getting a peg board project all planned out for awhile now too. I will let you know when I finally get time to assemble it all and show off the finished product! I hope mine turns out half as cute as yours! You ROCK!!!!!!

Char said...

LOVE this!

dotti white said...

I love your pegboard--the kids will enjoy it as much or more than you! Awesome work!

2 Green Eyed Girls said...

2 words.....Freaking Fabulous! I love this board and have definitely put it on my "great ideas to copy" list.

b. said...

very creative and so cute!!! and im loving your black garage door with the number.. is that your address? i want to copy!!!! where did you get the stencil? maybe if i go read that post instead of just looking at the pretty pictures ill get the answer to my these questions... :)

One Craft Girl's Corner said...

I love this! My twins aren't making art yet, but I'll have to remember to look back at your idea when they do!

JobandBrittany said...

this looks great!! i LOVE polka dots....

~Mommy+Me~ said...

Love this! Did the pegboard come in black or did you spraypaint it black?

Christie said...

Such a cute idea!! I love the extra added touch of the polka dots. Now I'm trying to think of where I could put one in my house or maybe even in my classroom. Thanks for sharing!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Love the pegboard, especially the polka dots. Such a nice display area! Love & blessings from NC!

michellejohnnie said...

Great idea and I love the big circles! I featured this at Somedaycrafts.blogspot.com Grab my "featured" button!

Cathy said...

Just poppin in to say hello... Love the idea..

Robin said...

What a great idea! My daugther happen to see me reading your post and now she wants one too!

Girl with the Curlz said...

You are non-stop with great ideas!! I wish I could think up all these cute things. But since I can't I love that I can borrow your cute ideas :-)Love the black and white. So cute.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great idea, Chris, and it keeps stuff off the refrigerator too. I wonder if you could cut out a hole for the switch and with a smaller white circle around it, it might blend in. I had a similar situation with hanging pictures but I had to deal with a 3-light switch and alarm panel.

The DIY Show Off said...

It's awesome! I love it!
You're amazing. :)

Roeshel

Astrid said...

Awesome!

I have some leftover squares of pegboard left over. I put some in my laundry room....now I know what to do with the rest! Thanks for the fun idea!

Carrie said...

Oh, I love it! Quite possible the best school artwork display board I've ever seen.

Jennifer Juniper said...

Those clips are perfect, and the little trick with the nut and bolt will come in handy someday. I feel likes it's giving me an idea...I just can quite form it in my head yet. You know how that is, right? I'll just file it away in my jumbled brain for now.

Sarah said...

Oh, I love it! I've been looking for a way to display artwork. Thank you for sharing!

mistyws said...

Love this idea. Now it's too late for me. My son is a teen and no more pretty pictures to hang! :( But i'm still thinking I might like it in my office..to hang things!

Kristen said...

I LOVE the pegboard! What a perfect idea!

Kari @ Ucreate said...

This is FABULOUS!! I'll be featuring today!

Courtney Kirkland said...

Love this! I swear, by the time my son gets old enough to start school, I will probably have printed off your ENTIRE blog since I love every idea you blog about and keep them in a binder. :)

3 Blessings said...

LOVE IT!

ooperhapsoo said...

LOVVVE IT!!!!!

The Shea Family said...

this is such a good idea! i been looking for a way to display the kids art, so i may have to use a pegboard!

Sunny said...

OOOH, super idea! I think I'm gonna do this for my craft room "idea/inspiration board"!

Lil' Woman said...

Great idea! :)
Turned out fabulous!

Lisa said...

SUPER FUN! way better than the silly plain chip board. hmmm, I'll have to incorporate this into our garage remodel. Thanks for a great site, love love love it

Lindsay@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY said...

Where have I been? LOVE LOVE your blog! I'll be sticking around for awhile! Come hang out with me at my space!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Simple and cute!

down pillow said...

OK, question. Would an S hook have worked to keep the clips on the pegboard? I think I'd like my clips to be more "mobile". Still an amazingly cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

Molly said...

I love this! I am going to make one.

Frugal Fine Living said...

Wow, this is very cool!

Jane

Jamie said...

Great idea & it turned out really cute! I also love your card filing system in the previous post. It's so colorful, cute & organized!

Amanda said...

What a fantastic idea!

Cindy said...

Great idea.

I love your site and am often inspired by your creations and ideas. I have awarded you Kreativ Blogger on my site for being one of my favorite reads. Check it out at http://www.5sillyfrogs.blogspot.com/

Momma to Bug said...

So simple yet so creative! Your creations never cease to amaze me. Thanks for sharing yet another amazing idea...

-Desiree

andrea @ The Train to Crazy said...

Maybe this is a dumb question, but how do you hang a peg board? Just screw it into the wall?

Kristin said...

I love this idea! I am a fan of your blog and I nominated you for an award. You can check it out over at my blog!

Melissa Stover said...

i love this idea!!

Tina said...

This is an excellent project! I LOVE it! Now I have another project to put on my list!

Patsy said...

This is so cute and what a great idea!! Love your blog!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris, can I ask how you get your wood floors clean. They look nice a shiny.

Thanks
Laura Manzano
mzmanzano@roadrunner.com

Vintage Modern Girl said...

you are a genius! i love those bullnose library clips...

Becky said...

This is adorable. Yay for cute pegboards.

Kristen said...

"Let's pretend you said yes" You are too funny. What would be funnier if that Kleenex box was in the pi_ture (yes, srsly - I'm married to a _omputer nerd and _an't get this fixed.) I have a date at Offi_e Max asap.

ps...the ever elusive bla_k _rows (the bird not the band)are at the Dollar Store now - LOTS of glitter skeleton heads. Thought of you....awwwww.
pss..would you DO something with that ugly lightswit_h? Really, it's not attra_tive. Nor is my typing.

April said...

Hey there Chris-, i have the same problem with artwork. leave it to you to make something boring into something beautiful. love how you can customize this idea to fit any decor! tfs, april

Kindra said...

What a great idea! My son just started Kindergarten so I'm my head is spinning with ideas for a "center" for the school papers, notes and all the fun stuff that goes along with school. Thanks for the inspiration! Love your blog!

Sabrina said...

love, love, love this. Thank you so much for sharing. I found you from Kimba's site. Great job.

susana said...

Adorable...cute& fantastic fun idea
thanks...
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The Peterson family said...

OMYLANDS, so very cute!! I am in the process of making this for my son's room to hang his artwork from preschool, but cant find the clips. I looked at Hobby Lobby- what section are they in??

thanks!!!!
bepeterson4 at yahoo dot com

Polka Dot Sally said...

Your idea, photos and tutorial have made me so happy today! Thanks for the inspiration - I shared at www.polkadotmom.com. :)

Decorating Queen said...

what a great idea!! and thank you SO MUCH for sharing the black paint you use! I want to re-do some cabinets, and am going to pick this up today.

Great blog!! :)

Jacqueline said...

Awesome idea!! Thanks so much!!

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