How To Paint Pegboard + Build a Pegboard Frame

Thanks for all your kind + sweet words on my latest DIY endeavour of organizing my work space + creating a command center.  No joke, I have been so motivated + productive over the past week since clearing the clutter!

The highlight of my newly organized office, hands-down, is the addition of the pretty pegboard.  This was my 1st project using pegboard, but I have wanted to create something using pegboard for quite some time.  When I first thought about the idea, I was bewildered at how the hooks would mount if the pegboard was attached to the wall…  Right?  Same thought you had?  humor me please…

Well anyway, a few seconds later, I realized there does need to be some space behind the pegboard for the hooks to attach.  Alas, build a frame. But how?  I’ve got 2 ways, one of which I am sharing today!

DIY: How-To Paint Pegboard + Build and Install a Frame Surround. Pegboard is an organizational dream fit for every room in the house. Check out this easy-to-follow tutorial at Jenna Burger Design

The easiest way to build a frame (for anything) is with a Kreg Jig, but I know many of you don’t have one, so here is a down & dirty way using tools most of you have. I hope.  And if you don’t, go buy them… you won’t regret it ;)

MATERIALS.

> (3) 1″ x 2″ x 8′ long wood pieces

> 2′ x 4′ piece of pegboard (I purchased a 4′ x 4′ piece @ Lowe’s and they cut it to my desired size)

> “L” brackets

> Wood screws, 1″ length

DIY: How-To Paint Pegboard + Build and Install a Frame Surround. Pegboard is an organizational dream fit for every room in the house. Check out this easy-to-follow tutorial at Jenna Burger Design

HOW TO BUILD A FRAME.

I started off by cutting the 1″ x 2″ pieces of wood using a miter saw (my recommendation for a good one) so they fit to size around the 2′ x 4′ pegboard.  If you don’t have a miter saw or tool to cut the wood, Lowes will cut it to your desired length.

> Arrange the 1″ x 2″ pieces so they lay on the short side.

DIY: How-To Paint Pegboard + Build and Install a Frame Surround. Pegboard is an organizational dream fit for every room in the house. Check out this easy-to-follow tutorial at Jenna Burger Design

Once your wood sides are the right lengths around the pegboard, attach them using “L” brackets (if you have a Kreg Jig, then use it to connect the corners).  Lay the “L” bracket on the front face of the wood and screw in.

DIY: How-To Paint Pegboard + Build and Install a Frame Surround. Pegboard is an organizational dream fit for every room in the house. Check out this easy-to-follow tutorial at Jenna Burger Design

Then at the 4 inner corners of the frame, add a 2″ x 2″ wood block which the pegboard will be secured to so it sits proud of the wall creating space behind so hooks can be easily added.

DIY: How-To Paint Pegboard + Build and Install a Frame Surround. Pegboard is an organizational dream fit for every room in the house. Check out this easy-to-follow tutorial at Jenna Burger Design

HOW TO PAINT PEGBOARD.

Some pegboard already comes primed or white, but my local Lowe’s only had the brown version.  Similar to painting walls or furniture, it’s important to use primer first.  So first I gave the face of my pegboard a quick coat of Zinsser Primer.

DIY: How-To Paint Pegboard + Build and Install a Frame Surround. Pegboard is an organizational dream fit for every room in the house. Check out this easy-to-follow tutorial at Jenna Burger Design

DIY: How-To Paint Pegboard + Build and Install a Frame Surround. Pegboard is an organizational dream fit for every room in the house. Check out this easy-to-follow tutorial at Jenna Burger Design

Once it was dry, I added 2 coats of my desired taupe-y color (I mixed a few hues to get the color just right).

DIY: How-To Paint Pegboard + Build and Install a Frame Surround. Pegboard is an organizational dream fit for every room in the house. Check out this easy-to-follow tutorial at Jenna Burger Design

Once it was dry, I was going to call it DONE… buuuut, I couldn’t stop myself and thought it would be really fun + unique to jazz it up even more, so I added a pretty stencil design.

DIY: How-To Paint Pegboard + Build and Install a Frame Surround. Pegboard is an organizational dream fit for every room in the house. Check out this easy-to-follow tutorial at Jenna Burger Design

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A few touch-ups and THEN the painting steps were complete!

DIY: How-To Paint Pegboard + Build and Install a Frame Surround. Pegboard is an organizational dream fit for every room in the house. Check out this easy-to-follow tutorial at Jenna Burger Design

I attached the dry pegboard to the frame using pretty gold wood screws…

DIY: How-To Paint Pegboard + Build and Install a Frame Surround. Pegboard is an organizational dream fit for every room in the house. Check out this easy-to-follow tutorial at Jenna Burger Design

…and then it was time to hang.

I used the screws that were already in place from the large inspiration board that was there before.  The screws were anchored in the wall and at just the right height.

DIY: How-To Paint Pegboard + Build and Install a Frame Surround. Pegboard is an organizational dream fit for every room in the house. Check out this easy-to-follow tutorial at Jenna Burger Design

Because there is relief behind the pegboard, the frame was able to simply rest on the screws. The result…

DIY: How-To Paint Pegboard + Build and Install a Frame Surround. Pegboard is an organizational dream fit for every room in the house. Check out this easy-to-follow tutorial at Jenna Burger Design

Pretty cool, right?!  And super simple.  Pegboards are THE BEST organizational component for any room in the house. AND they can be jazzed up to look great for all decor styles. Maybe I should do a round up post of great uses for pegboards around the house…  What do you think?  Yay or Nay??

Anyway, after the pegboard was in, I was ready to start getting organized…

DIY: How-To Paint Pegboard + Build and Install a Frame Surround. Pegboard is an organizational dream fit for every room in the house. Check out this easy-to-follow tutorial at Jenna Burger Design

DIY: How-To Paint Pegboard + Build and Install a Frame Surround. Pegboard is an organizational dream fit for every room in the house. Check out this easy-to-follow tutorial at Jenna Burger Design

Here is how it all came together…

WORK SPACE REVAMP: getting organized and creating an office command center using a framed pegboard and organizational supplies. Office Revamp by Jenna Burger Design

Check out my WORK SPACE REVEAL >>>>>>> click here

Where do you find pegboard most useful around your home?

Check back soon for details on how to build another simple frame for a pegboard!




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  1. Jim says

    nice ! Most importantly though… Where can we get the little organizing jars and cubes that you hung on it to hold things !?

    • Jenna says

      I would use the shiny side and apply a primer first. The dull side would absorb the paint more but what I found is the paper composite of the peg board started to peel. Good Luck!
      Jenna

  2. says

    Where did u get those things,pegs or whatever u used? I live in victoria texas so I only have lowes home depot and hobbylobby,thank u ,by the way it’s beautiful!

  3. Barbara Del Duca says

    Hi, did you secure the small square blocks that you put in each corner to the frame before you screwed the peg board on? I was a little confused by that part.

    Thanks!

    • Jenna says

      Yes. I just looked at the tutorial and those 2 steps should be switched. So the blocks were installed first, THEN the pegboard was installed. I hope that helps!