Have you finished your spring cleaning yet? I know, I know… April is almost over, but I’m a little behind. If I don’t get busy, summer will be here before I finish my springing cleaning! 🙂
It’s Angie back from Knick of Time, with a project that’s helping organize the kitchen and save space at the same time.
In my home, it involves a really narrow and tall wall space in my kitchen, that I’ve never been quite sure what to do with.
In the past, I’ve had various wall decor hanging on it, but I wanted to be able to easily change the look, without pounding a bunch of holes in the wall. There are so many ways you can change this project up,depending on the room you want to use it in, or the things you want to organize and display, so let’s get started!
This kitchen wall is in the corner next to the antique window that divides our living room and kitchen (seen here).
Here’s how I turned that wall into a functional and pretty
DIY Pegboard Kitchen Organization Station
Measure the wall height and width, and purchase pegboard at a local home improvement center.
They usually cut wood at no charge, so you won’t need to do it at home.
I spray painted the pegboard, then cut lath strips to frame it.
On the front, the lath strips are attached with a bead of E-600 glue and short finishing nails.
On the back, I added 2 more strips of lath and attached D-ring hangers in the top two corners. The screw holding the hanger holds the lath strips to the pegboard as well.
I spray painted the whole thing again so the frame would match (which logically could have all been done at one time), then it’s time to decorate and organize with it!
I rounded up everything I wanted to hang on the pegboard, and played around with different arrangements to see how everything would fit.
I wanted my “Never Enough Thyme” sign to be a focal point, so I hung it first.
There was space underneath the pegboard on the counter for a few ceramic jars.
I bought a box of assorted pegboard hooks, so I could pick and choose the right hook for each piece.
The mason jar breadboard I recently finished went on next, along with a blue enamelware ladle that adds a pop of color.
More hooks hold rubber spatulas.
I used a nifty hook, normally used to hold screwdrivers, for wooden spoons, a whisk, and a small metal spatula.
A place for everything, and everything in its place!
At the top, two brackets hold a wooden shelf. The shelf is high on the wall, so it holds decorative things I won’t need to get down, other than to water the rosemary plant.
Everything is easy to reach and easy to change up by just moving the hooks around.
This could also be used in a craft room, in a closet, or in an office too, but I love it in my kitchen!
See you next month!
See more of Angie’s projects below: