DIY Pegboard Wall Organizer

DIY Pegboard Wall Organizer @themerrythought
Do you ever have those moments where you’re running around the house, trying to grab everything you need before flying out the door, only to get in your car and realize you can’t find your keys?! Yeah, not so much fun! In hopes of trying to have those moments happen a little less often, we partnered with Fossil to create this pegboard wall organizer!  It’s a space you can keep all those necessities, keys, sunglasses, your bag, all in one convenient spot so they’re ready to grab & go! So hopefully it helps makes your life a little easier and more organized and your wall space a little prettier!
DIY Pegboard Wall Organizer @themerrythought
DIY Pegboard Wall Organizer @themerrythought
What you need:
– 3/4″ thick board or plywood
– Wooden dowels – 3/4-1″ diameter
– Circular saw
– Miter box
– Sand paper
– Yard stick
– Pencil
– Drill or drill press
– Forstner drill bit
– Screws
– Screw driver
DIY Pegboard Wall Organizer @themerrythought
Cut board to size with circular saw. (Ours is 32″x22″) Sand any rough edges if necessary. Measure and mark where your peg holes will be. Ours are 4″ apart one way and 4 3/8″ apart the other way. Use a forstner bit to drill the holes, making sure they are the same diameter as the dowel (you want them to fit tightly!); do not drill the holes all the way through the board. On the dowel, measure and mark how long your pegs will be (our pegs are 3.5″). Cut the dowel into pegs using a miter box. Sand any rough edges on the pegs. Determine what size you want your shelves and cut wood to size using the extra wood from the wood you used for the back. Sand the shelves. Drill holes to screw board to wall. We put our screw holes in the peg holes. Screw pegboard to the wall. Place pegs into the holes. Place shelves on pegs as desired.
DIY Pegboard Wall Organizer @themerrythought
DIY Pegboard Wall Organizer @themerrythought
DIY Pegboard Wall Organizer @themerrythought
DIY Pegboard Wall Organizer @themerrythought
DIY Pegboard Wall Organizer @themerrythought
DIY Pegboard Wall Organizer @themerrythought
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  • maryFriday, May 8, 2015 - 2:15 pm

    I love this idea! how is it mounted to the wall?ReplyCancel

    • MandaSaturday, May 9, 2015 - 10:47 am

      Hi Mary – we used screws to mount ours to the wall (it’s the last few steps in the directions).ReplyCancel

  • AkamatraMonday, May 11, 2015 - 11:19 am

    Love this! So utilitarian and minimal!!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy @ Homey Oh My!Monday, May 11, 2015 - 2:05 pm

    This is sooooo beautiful. I love the versatility the pegboard and the option to change the peg placements. Amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Ellen VolkSunday, May 31, 2015 - 10:38 pm

    Love this but don’t have the toolsReplyCancel

  • jacquelyn whitleyThursday, September 10, 2015 - 1:47 pm

    You could even use it for you costume jewellery in a bedroom I love this it looks greatReplyCancel

  • MandySaturday, October 24, 2015 - 9:23 pm

    Hi. Are the pegs slightly smaller at the end that goes into the pegboard? It looks like they are in the photo but it’s not in the instructions?ReplyCancel

    • MandaSunday, October 25, 2015 - 8:06 pm

      Hi Mandy – if you can find a forstner bit that will give you a tight fit on the pegs, then you won’t need to sand down the ends of pegs. We ended up using the next size smaller forstner bit and sanded the end of the pegs to fit tightly in the holes. Go with whichever will give you a good, tight fit!ReplyCancel

  • karinFriday, November 27, 2015 - 1:59 am

    do you sell them? i tried making its too hard. i need them so urgentlyReplyCancel

    • MandaFriday, November 27, 2015 - 12:18 pm

      Hi Karin – unfortunately we don’t sell them, it’s just a project we made for our home. Maybe try looking for something similar on Etsy?ReplyCancel

  • CherryFriday, February 5, 2016 - 8:56 am

    Love this…………This will be the first thing that will be placed on my walls in the new house. Thanks for the GREAT idea.ReplyCancel

  • TrinaThursday, March 3, 2016 - 2:50 pm

    This is genius! Organized drawers here I come! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • danielleFriday, April 1, 2016 - 12:49 am

    Why don’t you drill the holes all the way through the board?ReplyCancel

    • MandaSaturday, April 2, 2016 - 3:18 pm

      We liked how it looked better with the wood showing in the open holes and not the wall. Just personal preference, you could drill all the way through if you didn’t mind the wall showing through.ReplyCancel

  • LinaWednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:22 pm

    Hi! Could you please give me some instructions about how to install it on the wall?


    • MandaSaturday, May 21, 2016 - 10:02 am

      Hi – if you can find studs in the wall, you can screw the board into those. If not, try using toggle bolts.ReplyCancel

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