Did you hear that? That was the sound of my long overdue sigh of relief. Thanks to the motivation of my blogger builder friends, I finally crossed this off my To Do list:
You guys. This is what I was dealing with and it was not pretty. In fact, it was hardly functional.
It was making me c-c-c-razy. I couldn’t find any of my tools without spending 15 minutes looking for it, nothing was easily accessible, I had to step over so much clutter, and everything had several layers of sawdust on it (including my husband’s Harley, which he was thrilled about, lemme tell ya)…
It was just a hot mess and my productivity level was way down because of it. I just could not deal anymore.
Sometimes I can be the laziest person on Earth. I have absolutely no idea why it took me so long to do such a small thing. I mean, mounting pegboard on the wall took all of 20 minutes.
I know. You guys.
I’m kicking myself right now. Why why whyyyyy???
All you have to do is find the studs in the wall, which for some reason, I am always unsuccessful at, so I have to get my man to do it for me. He’s not usually allowed to touch my tools, but when it comes to the stud finder, he rocks it.
So, first, you find the studs (or get someone to do it for you), mark them, attach a few boards to the wall screwing into the studs in the wall (as shown), make sure everything is level, then attach the pegboard to the boards.
We even tested the strength by taking turns hanging on it. Very technical stuff here, folks.
Stupid simple, even your husband can do it.
Now the fun part. Organizing everything!
Don’t you love that fun little ‘I Heart Fresh Cut Wood’ banner? My building bestie Jaime made that for me. So perfect.
Oh, and I know what you’re thinking. I don’t have enough Ryobi tools.
I totally agree.
It’s a brand new year – are you on an organizing kick too? If you answered “heck yeah!” we’d love to see your projects! Use the hashtag #OrganizeBuildChallenge so we can see your organizing goodness. Elisha from Pneumatic Addict Furniture is hosting this challenge.
Before you go, be sure to check out how my stinkin’ talented and amazing blogger friends calmed their chaos with their rockin’ organization projects:
- Pneumatic Addict Furniture – Wood & Acrylic Bathroom Shelves
- That’s My Letter – Water Bottle Drawer Dividers
- Merrypad – Art Room Organization
- Funky Junk Interiors – Stencil Organizer
- The Kim Six Fix – Battery Organizer
- My Love 2 Create – Video Game Storage
- Sawdust 2 Stitches – Dresser Re-purposed into a Shoe Locker
- The Ugly Duckling House
- The House of Wood (you’re here!)
Thanks for reading, friends! Happy organizing!
Jen this looks great! I bought a sheet of peg board about a month ago and it’s still waiting to go up. You’ve inspired me to get it done.
Do it Amy! I’m kicking myself for not doing it sooner!
Kim (TheKimSixFix) says
I have tool envy!
It looks so great! I know how much easier it is when you can actually see where everything is! Nice work!
Funky Junk Interiors says
Oh my gosh… that wall is pure eye candy! It’s gorgeous! The tools AND the board! haha
Seriously… where will I find wall space? I totally need this!
This looks great. I have been looking for pegboard for a while now but can only find thin one and worried that it wouldn’t be strong enough for my tools. Can I ask what size thickness you used? And maybe I can order some.
Hm… not sure what the thickness is – I’m guessing 1/2″. There was only one choice at the home improvement store, so I assumed it comes in just one size… sorry I’m not much help!
Thanks I’ll have to check it out.
Ashley @ Handmade with Ashley says
I need this in my garage….big time.
Yep, I can relate to the before pictures! Except I am split between the garage, the shed, and my craft room I can never find ANYTHING. It drives me insane!! It looks so awesome Jen, I need this in my life! Loved the photo of your husband hanging! ha ha!
Sarah @ The Ugly Duckling House says
Pegboards = awesome organizing! My pegboard wall isn’t nearly this neat and tidy. I especially love your idea with the pail… I’m constantly misplacing my pencils in the middle of projects!
Leigh Anne says
Love it! I have a full wall of pegboard in my office/craft room. I’m going to start hanging my power tools on the lower part that is under the desk.
Beth @ Reality Daydream says
Ooooo Love this! Organization is my love language 🙂
I am so going to do this! it stresses me out to try to find things! Thank you for Sharing!
Heather Cristina says
Girl. I had stud-finding-phobia too until I found out about Franklin Sensors. I never had any luck until I found this thing. It has over 2,000 4.5 star reviews on Amazon so I gave it a try and now I don’t even worry about missing a stud! Valentine’s Day is coming up. Ask for it! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0064EICKG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_lruSwbHYDCFJD
Woohoo! Thanks for the link!
Woohoo! Thanks for the rec!
DEBRA ROWLAND says
Love it. I am having trouble finding the shelf legs.
I LOVE this -and already have the pegboard up.
What did you use to hang the larger tools?
Do you have any links that could grt me in the right direction?
Thanks Demetra! I bought an assortment of pegboard accessories – here’s my affiliate link: http://amzn.to/29tT4Ke Hope that helps!
Are those two six pack hanging battery chargers at the bottom? If so, do you have a link of where to buy them?
Yes! Here’s a link: https://homedepot.sjv.io/r5Ev5