Large Framed Pegboard DIY Tutorial | How to Hang on Wall of Craft Room | Mounting Instructions | #pegboard #craftroom #organization

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Make a large framed pegboard to organize all the tools and supplies in your craft room! You can even paint your giant pegboard and/or decorate the corners to make it a focal point of your craft space.

My ultimate craft room project is coming along nicely. I’ve put together my huge craft table, made an awesome paper storage tower, and made a very cute craft cart. But my craft room was still missing something. My walls are mostly blank which means I’m not utilizing all that valuable space. What should I do? Well, I should make a big pegboard for my craft room, of course! And as I had a large empty space, what I really needed was a large framed pegboard that would be functional as well as pretty.

I’ve been doing a lot of research into pegboards, and I created an entire Ultimate Pegboard Organization Guide for Craft Rooms. There are many different ways you can make them and mount pegboards. I had a very large space in my craft room — more than six feet wide and more than three feet high — so I went with a very robust and strong mounting technique.

Large Framed Pegboard DIY Tutorial | How to Hang on Wall of Craft Room | Mounting Instructions | #pegboard #craftroom #organization

And even though I wanted my pegboard to be large and heavy-duty, I also wanted it to be pretty! So I knew I wanted to put a pretty frame around my pegboard. What I wasn’t sure was which color to paint the pegboard and the frame. So I asked my amazing community over on my Craft Room Organization Facebook group (If you aren’t a part of this group, you should be—these folks are SO helpful and just filled with amazing craft room organization ideas). I posted this photo and asked everyone to vote:

Paint choices for a large framed pegboard | craft room organization | pretty framed pegboard

A: Metallic copper frame with white pegboard
B: White frame with turquoise blue pegboard
C: Turquoise frame with yellow pegboard
D: Light blue frame with pink pegboard

My friends voted for option B, but they suggested I lighten the blue paint on the pegboard a bit. So together we came up with this mockup:

Paint choices for a large framed pegboard | craft room organization | pretty framed pegboard

If you have the ability to ask folks for feedback like this in a Facebook group, I HIGHLY recommend it. This was really helpful to me. It’s also a good idea to spend some time designing your craft room so you know just what you want, too!

So now that I knew what I wanted, I took my list of materials to Lowe’s and got everything. It wasn’t hard to make.  Let me show you how we made this large framed pegboard. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)!  Read my full disclosure policy.

Large Framed Pegboard Materials

Tools used in this project include a saw (we used a table saw, but handsaw would work fine), cordless drill, hammer, and level.

Note: Pegboard tends to come in 8′ x 4′ sheets, which are often too large for cars and SUVs. So be prepared with measurements so you can have it cut (Lowes and Home Depot usually have panel saws so you can cut large sheets), or tiedowns for the top of your car.

Large Framed Pegboard Tutorial

Measure your wall space and determine the size you’d like your finished pegboard to be. Take away 1″ on both dimensions of your pegboard—this will be the size of the pegboard itself (before you put on the frame). For example, I wanted my finished pegboard to be 39″ tall by 78″ wide, so taking away one inch left me with 38″ by 77″.

Cut your pegboard to the exact measurements you obtained in the previous step. You may be able to have your local home improvement store do this for you if they have the equipment (a panel saw). Check out this article on how to get great cuts from home improvement stores.

Getting a board cut on a panel saw at Lowes

Tip: Take a few extra minutes to mark your cuts so that your peg holes are centered perfectly between them. This will result in a finished pegboard where all the holes are centered perfectly between the edges of the frame. This is more likely an option if you cut your pegboard yourself, like we did.

Cutting our large sheet of pegboard on a table saw

Painting Your Large Framed Pegboard

If you plan to paint your pegboard, do it now. I went with paint that was a shade or two darker than my walls (which are painted in Benjamin Moore #653 “Seagrove”). So I painted the large pegboard with the “Green Charm” (5008-8A) color. I did two coats of paint because the first coat was a little spotty in places.

Painting the large pegboard one shade darker than my craft room walls

Painting the large pegboard one shade darker than my craft room walls

While your paint is drying, cut your moulding to size. The size of your moulding depends on the size of your rosettes. If yours are also 3.5″, then just subtract 7″ from your finished frame dimensions. So my finished frame dimensions are 39″ by 78″—if I subtract 7″ from that, I get 32″ by 71″. So I cut two strips of moulding 32″ long, and two strips of moulding 71″ long.

You should also cut those long, narrow boards to size. These just need to be about two-thirds the length of your pegboard. We cut ours to 50″ long. These are your mounting boards.

If you need to paint your frame, do that now. Even though my moulding was already white, I still painted my moulding with the “Swiss Coffee” (7003-16) color because wanted to be sure it matched the rest of the moulding and furniture in the room.

I also painted my rosettes in the same warm white color to be sure everything matched. The rosettes needed three coats.

Painting the rosettes white for my large framed pegboard

Painting the rosette for my large framed pegboard

If you are at all concerned about paint chipping on your pegboard or plan a lot of heavy use, I recommend you spray the entire giant pegboard with a clear acrylic sealer.

Assembling Your Large Framed Pegboard

Once all the paint was dry (we waited 24 hours), we glued the moulding and rosettes to the front of the large painted pegboard using heavy-duty construction adhesive. Note, you want to center your rosettes between your moulding for the best and most balanced look. Your moulding and rosettes should overhang your pegboard by about 1/2″ on all sides—this is intentional, as it provides a cleaner edge when you are finished.

Gluing the wood rosette to the large pegboard to make a frame

Gluing the moulding to the large pegboard to make a frame

Weigh down all the edges of your giant pegboard with books or something heavy while the glue sets. The bigger your pegboard, the more necessary this is as there tends to be warping in both the pegboard and the moulding. You want to be sure the moulding is making good contact with the pegboard as the glue dries. We gave the glue 24 hours to set before moving on to the next step.

Weighing down the moulding and rosettes for the large framed pegboard


Mounting Your Large Framed Pegboard on the Wall

Measure and mark your wall to determine where your giant pegboard will go. I recommend you mount the center top position and center bottom position.

Find the studs in your wall (we simply used the knock-on-wall method, but you could always use a stud finder). Mark them in line with your top and center positions.

Attach the mounting boards you cut earlier to your wall with drywall screws that go into the studs. Use your level to make sure your mounting boards are straight.

Screwing in the mounting boards with drywall screws for our large framed pegboard

Hold up your framed pegboard and screw it in to the mounting boards. You’ll likely need someone to help you hold it up while you screw it in. As were were putting ours over a set of drawers, we propped up some books to rest the huge pegboard on to make sure it didn’t slip.

Screwing in the mounting boards with drywall screws for our large framed pegboard

Wood fill over the screw heads, then paint them, so they don’t show. Here’s my tutorial on how to use wood filler to patch screw holes so they look crazy smooth.

Spackling over the screw heads on our large framed pegboard

And there we go! Isn’t this craft room pegboard beautiful? It makes my crafty soul happy!!

Large Framed Pegboard mounted up on the wall

Close-up of large framed pegboard with flower rosettes

Large Framed Pegboard DIY Tutorial | How to Hang on Wall of Craft Room | Mounting Instructions | #pegboard #craftroom #organization

The next step was to fill the pegboard up with all of my tools and supplies. Here’s a photo of the giant pegboard when everything is up on it! It’s a lot of color, I know, but I tried to tie it all together with aqua and copper accents.

My large framed pegboard filled with craft tools, accessories, buckets, shelves, and my ribbon storage!

I just LOVE my large framed pegboard! It’s so easy to find things and it’s super cute and fun to look at, too. If you need more ideas on what to put on your craft pegboard, check out my Ultimate Pegboard Organization Guide for Craft Rooms.

If you want to know specifically what I have, I numbered everything on my board in the photo below — match it up to the items on my blog post at Craft Room Pegboard Accessory Ideas.

Large craft room pegboard with accessories and storage

Please let me know if you have any questions about my giant pegboard! And come share your craft room pegboards over on our Craft Room Organization Facebook group! We’ve got a number of other crafters who have made some wonderful pegboards like this in a variety of different colors and styles.


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    1. Thanks, Lisa! I spent $17 (pegboard), $$30 (moulding and rosettes), $4 (mounting boards), $5 (wood screws), $15 (paint), $4 (glue). So that comes to $75.

  1. Love your peg board. I want to know if you have a link to how you got your lights in the shelves. I have some shelves and need something like this.

  2. Hi, Jennifer, I love this pegboard and especially the rosettes in the corners. I am in the prosess of emulating it your creation. I do have a question–does the trim you used for the frame have a cap (or lip) like chair rail trim sitting on top of wainscotting and also a picture frame might have? I have some wood trim leftover from another project that I am hoping to use, but it is similar to baseboard trim on the back. It is not cap trim with the lip on it. If I use it, will the framed pegboard stick out from the wall and look unfinished on the sides?
    Thanks for your tutorial.

  3. Hello..the pegboard is so excellently organized but I have one doubt how do you maintain it meaning how to clean it when dust enters the peg hole and how to avoid insects entering the hole..plz do help me in this

    1. Hi Vish! I don’t really have an insect issue where I am but to clean it you can take some canned air and give it a quick spray down or maybe once a month make it a point to take everything off the board and wipe it down and re-organize things.

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