Trash to Treasure: A Pegboard Makeover {Fabulously Feminine Home Office- Update #2}

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“But Abby,” you’re thinking, ” you told us that office updates were going to be on WEDNESDAYS! Today is TUESDAY! What are you doing on here with an office update!?” I know, I know. I did say Wednesdays, but I have an extra special event going on tomorrow, so you get to see office updates one day early! Woohoo!

If you haven’t guessed from my Instagram and Facebook sneak peeks, this week has been all about the pegboard! I am so excited about this transformation because this is my very first pegboard in the history of forever, and also because this baby has come a long way. It started out like this:

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Ick. Not pretty. Like my office chair, I found this little gem in a building that had been donated to my parents’ non-profit, and it was destined for the trash before I brought it home and rescued it. It may have started out rough, but I had big plans for it!

The first thing we needed to do was cut it down. This thing was BIG and since I wanted it to fit between the bookcases in my new office, we sliced off a couple inches here and there until it was the perfect size. After we had cleaned it up, it was time to paint! Much to my hubby’s dismay pure exuberance, I chose Behr’s “Rosy Lavender.” Not the manliest color ever, but hey, it’s my office and femininity is a must!!! We rolled it on with a little roller…

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{Trash can photo bomb.} I think that my favorite part is that hubby’s saw horses are now sprinkled with Rosy Lavender, which will look extra masculine when he pulls them out to do his next man project. :) Two coats of paint did the trick, and I followed that up with two coats of poly acrylic just to make sure the paint didn’t scrape off when I added my pretty pegboard accessories. 

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Looking better already, right?! Next it was time to frame it. Similar to our framed in bathroom mirror, we used pieces of baseboard molding and cut them down to the dimensions we needed. We used wood glue to adhere the frame to the pegboard and clamped it down to let it dry.

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Worried that the glue wouldn’t be enough, hubby also used screws to attach the frame to the pegboard from the bottom so that they were inconspicuous.

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When we were confident that the frame wasn’t going to fall off the pegboard, it was time to hang it up! I was all, “Just throw it up there on the wall!” but for some reason my hubby likes to do things the right way. Go figure. 😉 He screwed two boards into the studs of the wall to make sure they could hold the weight of the pegboard.

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Using flat wood screws, we screwed the pegboard to the wood frame behind it using the existing pegboard holes. I gave the trim a few coats of bright white paint, and I had the beautiful pegboard of my dreams!

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Now I thought about waiting until the big office reveal to show the pegboard with all of it’s pretty accessories, but– let’s be honest– I couldn’t wait, so here it is {!!!}:

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Before and after, anyone?

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Love, love, and more love!!! {Just in case you’re new to the whole pegboard scene and are clueless on where to buy pegboard supplies like I was, the little baskets holding the decoupage and paint are from IKEA’s Bygel series, I found the little pails at Target’s Dollar Spot a while ago, and the dowel is from Michael’s. I got all of the pegboard hooks as part of a kit at The Home Depot.} I am so excited  about the pegboard part of this room, and I absolutely cannot WAIT to see the rest of it come together! Everything seems to be falling into place, so it won’t be long now! Yippee!!! I’ll be sharing even more sneak peeks of the finishing touches on Facebook and Instagram, so be sure to follow along!

My list is getting checked off slowly but surely:

  • Paint walls and trim
  • Assemble storage, add pretty backing and trim
  • Create “lead” piece with chosen fabric
  • Cut down pegboard, paint, and frame; hang
  • Add art and pretty decor to the walls
  • ORGANIZE all craft supplies
  • Lock myself in my new gorgeous, girly office and refuse to come out ever.{Okay maybe not this one for real. I’d miss my boys too much :) }

Oh and you know that event I mentioned that I’m part of tomorrow? That would be the fabulous Spring Parade of Homes!

Spring Parade of Homes 2014

Monday: Thrifty and Chic | Making Home Base | Lovely Etc.

Tuesday: House by Hoff | The Blissful Bee | The Happy Housie

Wednesday: Bigger than the Three of Us | Cuckoo 4 Design | Just a Girl and Her Blog {You’re here!}

Thursday: May Richer Fuller Be | Rain on a Tin Roof

Friday: Primitive and Proper | Place of My Taste | An Inviting Home

I’m joining 13 of my favorite ladies from around blogland to bring you tons and tons of spring decorating inspiration, so be sure to hop around and see their beautiful spaces!!

Thanks for checking out my pegboard makeover! I will see you TOMORROW for a tour of my spring-ified home!!

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    • says

      Thank so so much, Christine! Mine definitely looked like it was meant to store hardware at first, lol! But nothing a girly paint color can’t fix! 😉 Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  1. says

    Love how it turned out!!! I follow you on Instagram and have been curious how this project was going to turn out. You guys did a great job!

  2. JaneEllen says

    Aren’t you the clever decorator, using quiet serene colors in your new office/craft room? I love the lavender, would love that color on our bedroom walls but have changed my colors of lavender/light mint green to aqua and coral. Our room is good size, cold in winter, hot in summer so want something that looks cool and soft.
    Your pegboard project looks so pretty and a great spot to hang it. You’re really doing things up awesomely. Looking forward to final total reveal.
    Happy Spring

  3. Renee Beaucage says

    I have to say, I totally lack the patience to do that. All that clamping and drying and waiting, oh my! But, I suppose knowing the outcome makes it all the better.

    Love the colour too!

    • says

      Lol! The key is to keep myself busy with other projects while I’m waiting so I’m not just sitting there staring at it the whole time! Otherwise, it would totally drive me nuts! Enjoy your weekend, Renee!

      ~Abby =)

  4. says

    LOVE how this turned out…it looks brand spankin’ new! Kudos to your hubby for roughing through the pretty paint, what a trooper! And GENIUS to add the poly acrylic…I didn’t think of that, and my pegboard thing already has some scratched paint on it :( Can’t wait to see more on this fabulous office!
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    • says

      Thank YOU for the heads up on Facebook! I had the poly from another project, but I don’t know if I would have thought to add it if you hadn’t said something! You are the best, my friend!

      ~Abby =)

      • says

        Oh I’m so glad I said something, then! Has it held up pretty well so far, no scratching? I’m having so much fun following along on your room makeover journey! Plus, it’s so fun to share ideas and whatnot! 😀 Today I’m working on some curtains…just finding it hard to commit to a pattern/color for them LOL
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