New and Creative Uses for Pegboard

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When it comes to organization, pegboard is quite possibly the invention that can transform any area from a chaotic mess to functional order, and it’s so simple. Pegboard is basically just a board drilled with holes that accept hooks of various lengths from which items can be hung and displayed. Pegboard is commonly used in garages or at workbenches to organize tools.

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Being so highly practical it’s a wonder we don’t have all our interior walls clad with pegboard. It would make daily living so much easier to have items displayed in plain view and at our fingertips. It’s like a file cabinet on display.

Unfortunately, pegboard has a fairly utilitarian reputation. However, some forward-thinking people have proven that it’s not just a garage staple.

When a pragmatic piece of pegboard is juxtaposed with an ornate frame, the result is a beautiful jewelry display.

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Similarly, attach a frame to pegboard and you have an Advent calendar.

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Pegboard has never looked so good as when it’s adorned with colorful, organized crafting accessories.

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Similarly, there’s no dullness about this workspace that emphasizes a black-and-white theme.

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Not sold yet?

Art meets function here. You have to look closely at this DIY headboard to realize it’s pegboard that has been painted.

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Not only does this pegboard sport a cool design with paint, but it also shows some real whimsy. Dolls become jewelry hooks with just some fishing line tied around each doll’s waist a few times.

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This clever gallery wall uses pegboard to frame art.

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As you can see from these examples, pegboard needn’t be limited to the garage — or even just the craft room. It can be a part of your home’s decor. What creative use for pegboard will you dream up?

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