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How to Install Pegboard for Craft Room Organization

How to Install Giant Pegboard for Craft Room Organization: In this post, you’ll learn how to install an oversized pegboard organizer on your wall. This DIY pegboard display is perfect for the craft room, office, or even kitchen organization.

Anything you could ever want, for any project, resides in Eileen’s craft room.

Ribbon, paint, pipe cleaners, card stock, felt, sewing materials, and hot glue. Not to mention all of the kid’s crafts and holiday materials.

However, there was no room for any kind of craft room organization and storage. I usually found Eileen behind a mountain of fabric or sitting amidst a pile of felt scraps. The closet was packed with those plastic drawer organizers filled to the brim.

With hopes to organize, and perhaps even emptying the closet, Eileen wanted to add storage to the walls. It was a great idea because there was tons of wall space that was barely being utilized.

She had her office desk and computer in that corner, so she envisioned being able to spin around in her chair and easily access any of her materials.

Her craft room organization and storage vision included a giant teal pegboard, shelving, and wall-mounted cubby storage. 

Creating Craft Room Organization and Storage

In designing a plan, Eileen was thinking that she would have an oversized pegboard continue into the corner, using hooks and mini shelves to hang up craft supplies that she used a lot – scissors, tape, paints, brushes, etc.

Then, above that, she would have two long shelves that would hold a bunch of fabric storage bins. She also has a large supply of those fabric storage bins, as they are all over our house. She keeps holiday decorations in them, learning activities for our son, party supplies, and a lot more. The more bins she could fit on these shelves, the better.

Last, and the part she was most excited about was the wall-mounted cubby storage. These would be little cubbies that could hold all kinds of things – bins of felt scraps, stacks of card stock, envelopes, and little bins of office supplies.

Time for me to get to work on a design for all of this craft room organization and storage.

Free Plans! Making Extra Storage Space with Shelves, Cubbies and PegboardMaking a Design for the Craft Room

I took Eileen’s ideas to the drawing pad and sketched out some 3D designs in TinkerCAD.  Here is what I came up with for her craft room organization and storage:

Craft room organization and storage ideas

The black box is the filing cabinet. The aqua panels on the wall are the DIY pegboard display. The semi-transparent block in the center represents the dimensions of Eileen’s desk chair.

The craft room organization and storage project was going to be fairly easy to get done.  The pegboard and shelving were straightforward. The only slightly challenging piece was the cubby storage. I had never made cubbies before, but it didn’t seem too hard.

Must-See Before & After

Here are a few before pictures of the mess. The first one is of the corner that is now transformed. The second is a messy closet filled with plastic storage drawers filled with crafting materials (that were then emptied onto the storage cubbies, shelves, and pegboard.)

You won't believe the "After!"
You won't believe the "After!"

And, here was the final result with the teal pegboard.

DIY Craft Room Storage - How to Mount Pegboard and Build Cubby Shelves with FREE printables

The craft room organization and storage project truly turned a messy, wasted corner of space into a craft room dream.

All of this craft room organization and storage completely emptied 5 bins/dressers/plastic storage containers worth of materials. Crazy, right?!

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Planning the pegboard and shelves

To embark on this craft corner storage and organization project, I started off with a quick trip to Home Depot.

How to Organize a Craft Room with DIY Storage and Shelves

The craft room organization and storage DIY project was very modular.

There were three unique pieces (giant pegboard, shelving, and cubbies) that could be worked on and installed independent of each other. In this post, I’ll cover how to install the giant pegboard. 

How to Install the Pegboard

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I chose to work on the turquoise pegboard panels first. They were the simplest to get done.

Making a Backing Frame

The store-bought pegboard needs a backing frame to ensure there’s enough space for pegboard hooks to be inserted.

Most people usually use furring strips for the frame. Since I didn’t have any, I started by cutting some 1โ€ backing strips from scrap wood with my table saw.

Here’s a picture of my self-made furring strips:

How to Mount Pegboard to a Wall for Easy DIY Wall Storage

To assemble and join the strips into a frame, I used pocket holes. Here’s a picture showing my Kreg pocket hole jig in action:

Mounting Pegboard for Wall Storage

Here’s the framing coming together.

Building Framing for the Pegboard Storage

Securing the Pegboard Frame

When the pegboard frame was completed, I secured it to some wall studs using deck screws.

Mounting Framing to Walls for Pegboard Installation - Free printables

I later built another smaller frame on the right to make the pegboard paneling hug the corner.

Painting the Teal Pegboard

It was now time to paint the pegboard. Eileen picked out a crafty color from Benjamin Moore. She and our son had a fun trip to the paint store, where our son picked out his favorite color paint chip and got to bring it home ๐Ÿ™‚

Prior to rolling on the paint they picked, I laid out the pegboard on some 2x4s in the driveway. Then I rolled on two coats of teal paint.

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Attaching the Pegboard

The pegboard was ready to attach to the mounted frame. Here’s a picture showing the final result of the craft room teal pegboard:

Mounting Pegboard to the Walls for Additional Craft Room Storage - No more desk drawers!

To secure the giant pegboard to the frame, I used pocket hole screws. They were perfect because they had built-in washers and would prevent the pegboard from ripping through the screw heads under load.

Here’s a picture showing one of the pocket hole screws:

Using Pocket Hole Screws to Attach Pegboard to Wall

The first part of the craft room organization and storage project was checked off my list.

Pegboard Organization Tips

Below is a picture of how Eileen organized it all. The craft room pegboard completely emptied out her plastic desk organizer and more.

Blue pegboard mounted on the wall for easy craft room organization

On the pegboard, Eileen used a collection of various pegboard hooks that I had, as well as some awesome little plastic buckets from Dollar Tree (3 for $1). I did order some fancy pegboard organizers from Amazon, but I kept them for my own pegboard since she was happy with her organizational system.

I have to admit – I have already benefited from the pegboard organization. When making a few measurements upstairs, I easily grabbed her measuring tape. The scissors are found easily without digging through a drawer – and I just used the fishing line to make a kite with our son – without having to ask for where they were or dig through storage containers.

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Here is the final craft corner – with the pegboard, the DIY cubby shelf, and the wall shelves

Craft corner organized with wall-mounted giant pegboard, cubby shelves, and diy wall shelves

Hereโ€™s another shot after some creative uses of pegboard hooks:

DIY Craft Room Storage - free printables!And most impressively…

With the amount of new storage created, Eileen was able to empty out tons of storage containers. She emptied three storage towers, one cart, and one dresser. She completed underestimated the amount of space all of the new craft room storage gave her.

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The new craft room storage made a huge impact on Eileenโ€™s craft room and office. She emptied out so much space in the closet, which can now be a linen closet.

All of that wall space that was wasted before was now holding an incredible amount of craft and office supplies. Her craft room organization and storage problem was solved. And, all of her craft materials were easily accessible, rather than shoved in bins and bins in the closet.

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Eileen’s craft room and the office is her absolute favorite place in our home, as she has floor-to-ceiling bookshelves with a window seat on one side and a highly organized craft corner on the other side. It’s truly her dream room.

It was well worth the time and investment.


  1. This post makes me so happy! Organization like this is my personal buzz word. You guys did such a great job. Thanks for sharing this as part of the Spectacular Summer Blog Hop!

    1. Thanks Jen!! It’s nice to finally have organization somewhere ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Love your room, to die for

    1. Thank you so much, Marcia!

  3. You certainly did a great job. Your style is crisp and clean. I wish we could find a little space in our guest room

    1. Thanks Marcia! A little space is all it takes:)

  4. Hi!
    Just saw your post on Happiness is homemade Link Party! What a great idea! And how lucky are you to have a husband with such skills!! Good job!

    1. Thanks Kalyn! It was a huge change:)

    1. Thanks so much! We are loving it:)

  5. You did a fabulous job creating a clean and efficient storage space! I can’t believe how many drawers and containers she was able to empty. That is incredible. Thanks for sharing your makeover with us at Merry Monday this week!

    1. Thanks Marie! I can’t believe how much we emptied:) I am loving not digging through drawers anymore!

    1. Thanks Sarah! I’m loving it too:)

  6. Hi I visiting from Make it Pretty Monday. What a dramatic change! I love the peg board idea!

    1. Thanks Kristina! I wasn’t sure I would like it (I’m not good at putting things back) but I LOVE not digging through drawers. I’m much more organized:)

  7. This is so smart! I was just thinking about reorganizing my craft section the other day!

    1. Thanks Ariel! The cubby/shelf/pegboard combo is working so well:)

  8. WOW. This is brilliant. A lot of hardwork but the result is AMAZING. I love the new look. You did great job dear. New fresh colors in your craft room are perfect. Beautifully organized space <3 Thanks for sharing with us.

    1. Thanks so much!! I’m loving the organization ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Wow! This was an amazing post! I’m going to be redoing my crafting space this summer and this has given me lots of ideas for how to use the space better. Thanks for sharing so many little tips (the spacer board for the shelves and the temporary brace for the cubbie!) – crafty doesn’t always equal handy haha!

  10. Awwww wow! I would love a craft room like this, it looks amazing and I love all the colours – alas, I am not that organised! Sim xx #ManicMondayBlogHop

    1. Thanks Sim! We are loving it:)

  11. I never thought of making my own storage cubes shelving. I have MANY of them through out my house that we purchased from Target. I LOVE my pegboard!!

  12. Beautiful job!! Nothing makes me drool more than some awesome organization. I’m really impressed at the cost of the project too!

    1. Thanks Leah! I can’t believe I had been underestimating those walls:)

  13. I know several people who would benefit from this and I will be sharing. I just adore the colors.

    1. Thanks so much Elise! I’m loving all the storage:)

  14. As a Crafter I am in love with your storage – can you come and do mine !?I love the peg board too that color is perfect

    1. Haha happily!! It was a pretty quick project ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Aww thanks Roseann! I agree:)

  15. Fantastic job Ash! I especially love the bespoke storage cubbies. I wish I’d seen your ratchet strap tip last year – it would have saved me loads of frustration with a similar problem (glad I know now though!). xx

    1. Thanks Kate! Ash did an awesome job – yes, the ratchet straps were a great trick:)

  16. Jann Olson says:

    Wow, what a great transformation of the room. The shelving and pegboard are so functional and really added beauty to the room as well. Thanks for sharing with SYC. I’m sure it’s not intentional, but I’m not seeing a link back to the party.

    1. Thanks Jann! I’m loving it too – and it’s so functional:)

  17. This is so extremely drool-worthy!!! I pinned this on my “after the Army house” board b/c i can’t wait to get my husband on this project.

    1. Thanks so much April!! Aww I hope you get your After the Army House soon:))

  18. This is amazing! i love the way you did the shelves they look so sweet! I recently just did my craft area and I used some of these same ideas. I found you at the link up and had to see what you did. I hope it works well for you!

    1. Thanks Julie! I’m loving he pegboard and cubbies! I hope yours is working well too:)

  19. This is seriously my dream craft room. I love all the color and the organization. Thanks so much for sharing it with us as part of the spectacular summer blog hop and for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    1. You are too sweet Leslie! It only takes a little corner of space:) Have an amazing week!

  20. This looks fantastic! I am saving this post to share with Mr.LouiseMarie. I love the cubbies. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

  21. What a major change! I love the white with all the pops of color that you used. That corner doesn’t even look like the same place.

    I hope you are enjoying your new happy place!

    1. Thanks so much, Dianna! Yes I am loving it:)

  22. Simply fantastic Ash. It’s amazing how much extra storage there is on the those walls and the colors you guys chose make the space look so much bigger too. Pinned.

    1. Thanks so much, Michelle! I am loving all the space:)

  23. Thank you for linking up at The Bloggerโ€™s Pit Stop. Iโ€™m sharing your link on social media.
    Carol (โ€œMimiโ€) from Home with Mimi

    1. Thanks Carol! Have a nice week!

  24. So impressive! It looks fabulous and the best part is that you made the components yourself! Thank you for giving me the inspiration to use the vertical space in our son’s room for his storage needs. You made my day.

    1. Thanks Daisy! So glad we inspired you:) I keep looking at the walls in our house for more storage opportunities:)

  25. This post is fantastic! You did such a great job. Such a good tutorial as well. I bet your absolutely loving your new organized space where you can find what you need when you need it.

    Perfectly done, love it.

    1. Thanks so much Leanna! Yes I am loving it:) it’s amazing to have organized where there used to be clutter!

  26. What a great and stylish craft area. Love this. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays last week, you are one of my featured blogs this week ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Fonda Rush says:

    I’m impressed. What a wonder set-up this will be for you. I’m checking out the plans. Maybe some day we will be able to separate the fabric from the paper! Our studio is in the Master bedroom of our house. We needed as much space as possible and still leave one wall empty for the quilt design wall. We managed it, but we’re a little cramped. We will be spilling out into the hallway soon. We have teased that we should make our studio the living room, which is a good bit of space. Oh, well… Enjoy!

    1. Thanks so much, Fonda! It’s amazing the space you can find on the wall! The whole craft corner we made was all wall space that was wasted before:) hopefully you can find a space!

  28. Wonderful detailed tutorial guys! Love the craft room storage so,unions, pinning this for sure! Thanks for sharing your project at #fridaysfurniturefix!

    1. Thanks Brenda! I am loving all the space that was previously wasted:)

  29. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma’s house we go link party – I’ll be featuring this tomorrow morning when the next party starts!

    1. Thanks so much for featuring our post Tarah!:)

  30. Such an awesome DIY and craft room conversion. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight Pinned & sharing.

    1. Thanks SO much for featuring our post! Very honored:)

    1. Thanks so much, Karlie!

  31. What a transformation! It’s inspired me to create my own craft room! Well done! #inspirememonday

  32. This is brilliant and very inspirational. I am just about to do up my spare room as an office and I will need craft storage space too so I will remember this post. The space you created looks brilliant. #TriumphantTales

  33. Wow this looks tonnes better! I love the bright blue peg board with all the hooks on – so much more practical as everything is instantly accessible. Great job! #triumphanttales

  34. Its amazing what a few shelves and cubby holes can do to make a room appear more spacious! So much better than your before photo!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

  35. Just an Inspiring post.. I wish I can be as crafty as you guys are . I am totally a DIY challenged lol…. I love how different the place looks with all the shelves on the wall…. perfect working place … Double thumbs up!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at #alittlebitofeverything.

  36. What an amazing job – I have just about this much space in my craft area (in a corner of the living room) and can barely use it for all the disorganization. This is very inspiring! Thanks for sharing with Party in Your PJs!

  37. Wow, this is amazing! Such a creative use of space and so vibrant too!

  38. Stellar job! And a great budget too. This is my dream crafty corner room! #dreamteam

  39. That craft room looks amazing!!

    Thanks for sharing at the #bloggerspotlight! Pinned

  40. Wow, this is seriously impressive! As the owner of a craft ‘shelf’ I’m really jealous. I love the bright colour of the pegboard, and it’s such genius storage. Well done, it looks fantastic! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  41. Getting organized is one of the greatest feelings. This is awesome! Thanks so much for joining the To Grandma’s House We Go link party!

  42. What a transformation! I would love to have the space to create something like this and the skills to do it. Well done. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  43. Wow! You are good! Can we simply hire you! Looks very involved! Lovely though! TY! #ThatFridayLinky xoxo

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