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Hang it all!

25 Feb

Desk pegboard (pic courtesy TheTreasureHunterUK.com)

Back in May last year, I posted about lusting after a pegboard for my home office. A cross between a pinboard and a shop display board, pegboards are essentially flat bits of wood with holes in them, into which you push small pegs or clips to hold or hang stuff from.

Traditionally used to organise tools or products in shops, they’re now making their way into our homes and being used to tidy up stationery, craft supplies, jewellery and even kitchen bits…

You can make your own (and the talented Christine over at Sewyeah blog has an easy tutorial) but if you’re lazy/busy like me, you can buy one ready-made. Block Design (Block Design) have a good selection, in white, yellow, blue or printed with a world or UK map design, priced from £25 for a mini board to £60 for a large one.

I went the lazy route and bought a large white one, above, and I LOVE it! It makes me feel super-organised just by looking at it.

My top tip if you have a lot of stuff to hang is to make your own pegs. The boards come with a few, and you can buy extras, but they’re not cheap. I just got a long piece of dowel rod from B&Q for a couple of quid and chopped it into inch-long pieces with a hacksaw. You could paint the pegs if you liked, but I’ve left mine bare (as I say, I’m lazy!).

Feeling inspired? Here are some other ideas for using your pegboard:

Monochrome pegboard (pic by fabricpaperglue.com)

Above: Monochrome peg board by Fabricpaperglue.com

Workspace pegboard (pic by thedesignfiles.net)

Above: Workspace pegboard by Thedesignfiles.net

Craft room pegboard (pic by craft-o-maniac.com)

Above: Craft room pegboard by Craft-o-maniac.com

Below: Yellow peg board by Block Design

Yellow pegboard £25 (mini) to £65 (large) Blockdesign.co.uk

 

 

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