Monday, February 6, 2012

New Craft Room { Stenciled Peg Board }

I have had a couple of peg boards in my garage for some time now that a friend of mine gave me and after scoring a bunch of FREE craft stuff, having a good amount of stuff that I have collected over the past few years, and I am about to be receiving a couple of different sewing machines....it's time for my own craft space!


I pulled out that peg board from the garage and gave it a good coat of primer.

BEFORE


I used a "fine grade" sanding block first to "scuff up" the surface. Brush/wipe off all the dust and spray your primer.

You can buy peg board that comes white and this will save you a few steps...I used what I already had.

After my first coat of primer I did a light sand again with the "fine grade" sanding block to make sure I had a smooth surface to apply my paint to.

I used Rust-Oleum spray paint in White Semi Gloss. It was what I had in my garage from a previous project.
It did take two coats to get the right amount of coverage I wanted.

On to the stenciling...

In the past I have had a hard time stenciling properly. A few tips that I figured out while doing this.

1. use a foam brush
2. wipe off ALL excess paint
3. do a "pouncing/dabbing" motion over your stencil
4. after each section rub off the back side before laying down a new one

I have to say the MOST important thing I figured out was to NOT put to much paint on your FOAM BRUSH! Don't use a paint brush!

I let my grey areas dry and moved onto some yellow. Overlaying the grey with yellow.



I used a Semi Gloss sealer over the whole thing when I was done to help protect the paint job.

For the back side I glued four wooden blocks, one in each corner to get the peg board to stand off of the wall.



To hang it, I just looped some wire that I had through each side to make a "hanger" in the back

All done and hung up!!!





For now I have put my little writers desk in the room, not sure it will be staying.

I'm thinking of building an "L" shaped desk/shelving unit to go in that corner.


That's it for now....

Linking To:
{Primp}It's Overflowingshabby creek cottage




6 comments:

  1. Desiree, It looks great. Love your new blog look too! Very pretty.
    Debbie

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  2. This looks great!! I LOVE the stencils you used and the colors!! Awesome job! Thanks for sharing!!

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  3. I love what you did with your space that stenciled peg board is just what I need to hide the fuse box in my craft area!! I'm pinning and will be doing this real soon!!! Once it is done I will blog about it and link back to you!! I would love for you to link this up or anything you would like at my link party going on right now at www.thesweettalkshop.com

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  4. Thanks for linking this up over at SweetTalkin' Sunday! I just love it

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  5. I love the colors & pattern you chose for the pegboard! Very cheery and trendy!

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  6. I love the stencils on the pegboard! Great idea!!

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