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Pegboard Wall

Tia Mowry's Weekend Refresh - "A Color-Popping Chic Playroom"


  • Plywood
  • Wooden dowel rods
  • Saw
  • Paint
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Circular drill bit
  • 2-2x4s
  • Wood screws
  • Sandpaper
  • Stud finder
  • Hammer
  • Plywood shelves


  1. Have plywood cut to desired size you want your pegboard to be.
  2. Trace/draw circles on plywood in positions where you want to cut out holes. *TIP: You can customize where you want your holes for your pegboard. Just ensure they are level and evenly spaced apart.
  3. Once you have all desired holes drawn on plywood, take your drill and a circular drill bit and cut out holes. *TIP: Make sure the size of your drill bit is slightly larger than the size of your wooden rods, to allow them to slide in easily. You will want a snug fit – so don’t cut the circles too large, that the dowel doesn’t stay securely in the hole.
  4. Sand the edges and inside of your cut holes so that the dowels can easily be placed in.
  5. Cut your wooden dowel into several pieces – 6” long each.
  6. Using a stud finder mark where the studs are where you plan on attaching your pegboard to the wall.
  7. Screw 1 -2x4 board to the wall (into the stud) 6” – 8” below where the top of your pegboard will be and 6” – 8” from the bottom of where you pegboard will be. parallel to the floor. This will allow the pegboard to “float” off the wall, and give enough space from the wall for the pegs/ dowels to be placed into the cut holes *TIP: Screw the 2x4s into the wall parallel and level to the floor.
  8. Lift and attach the pegboard to the mounted 2x4 boards, using wood screws.
  9. TIP: You’ll want to make sure you can’t see the 2x4s through the holes you’ve cut.
  10. Paint pegboard
  11. Hammer pegs into desired holes. Use extra plywood pieces as shelves for your pegboard *TIP: Be sure to use at least 2 pegs when balancing a shelf – so that it remains level.
  12. Decorate your pegboard.