I have been seeing tons of pegboard projects everywhere and I wanted to do something a little more colorful but also fun! Here is my modern take on peg board DIY. I wanted something that I could move around and re-arrange every which way but still have it look like art. Not only did I want it for my desk but you could also hang it on your wall prop it up on your shelves, the possibilities for these are endless which I like. You can make them any size any shape and paint them in any color what more can you ask for. I’m so pleased as to how it turned out!
- Peg Board ( I had some from a different project) – (Home Depot)
- Behr Sample paints – ( You could also use acrylic paints) – (Home Depot)
- Foam Brushes (You could use any brush) – (Michaels)
- Wooden Doles – (Home Depot)
- Wooden Ball – (Michaels)
- Table Saw – ( I gave my hubby the shapes and sizes I wanted and he cut them for me)
- Flat Wooden Circle – (Michaels)
- Painters Tape
- Xacto Knife
Begin by deciding which color combo you would like to start with and what shapes and sizes you would like. You could always color block them.
Once you have made your selections begin by taping your pegboard and cutting the shapes and sizes of your choice. Here are the sizes and shapes we made. Triangle 7″x7″x11″, square 4″, circle 8″, rectangle 6″x10″ and round wooden ball about 3″.
When you are finished, prep your peg board to paint. I used a sanding block to sand all edges and tops of boards to allow the paint to stick better then I gave each board at least 3 coats of paint.
While your boards are drying you can start by cutting small 2 inch indivdual pegs for your board. I measured my first cut then used that as a guide. I used an xacto knife to cut my pieces. I sanded both edges of pegs before using them.
Now you can begin by setting up your peg boards in the stlye you want and add your pegs. The fun part is finding things to hang or tape to them to inspire your workspace.
What do you think of our modern take on Peg Board Art?!