before and after

before & after: pegboard bedroom wall

by Kate Pruitt

Using pegboard as wall art is just a really cool idea. I’m surprised it hadn’t occurred to me before, although admittedly, I could see many ways in which it could go wrong and look overly industrial or officey. Not so with this version from Ashley of Sugar & Cloth. Ashley and her husband wisely kept it minimal and clean, with just a few special pieces. I love how unexpected it is to see a vase of flowers on a pegboard (I might have to add one to my own pegboard tool wall immediately), and it’s perfect for quickly swapping out art and for holding bedroom necessities like a couple good books and that cute alarm clock. Awesome job, Ashley! — Kate

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Time: about 1 hour

Cost: $30

Basic Steps: I originally decided to create a white pegboard headboard because I have a tendency to want to change things up after a while. Choosing a white background that also allows easy rearranging made it a perfect blank canvas to display on. I mixed modern and vintage pieces with an organic flower to keep it interesting yet soft. You could easily keep the pegboard in one large piece instead of breaking it up into four squares, which I would have done except our little cars wouldn’t allow it. Buying the extra two spacers to place midway on each square of pegboard was also a must, because it gives you a perfectly even surface with or without heavy objects. — Ashley

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