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's time for my own craft space!

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


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....

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

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

  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

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

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

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

  7. Love the design!!! Where did you get the stencil?

    1. thank you! From Michael's. This was a long time ago so I'm not sure they will have the same design but it was the Martha Stewart line.


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