I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am about my garage pegboard storage wall that I just finished this week. This is another one of those projects that has been a very long time coming and something I wish I would have done years ago. I’m even more excited about this project because of the endless pegboard possibilities thanks to some of the latest pegboard hooks and accessories that I have discovered.
Over the years, I had never considered my garage as a place for storage because our two cars take up all the space almost wall to wall. I never dreamed it would be possible to eek out room to create enough space to store all of my paints, tools and little DIY stuff that I use. The minute I figured out that there was actually a way to do it, we went to town and built this pegboard storage wall using only 5.5 inches of depth! Halleluja!
Look at how narrow this is but how much it can hold:
As we were building my narrow mudroom wall that I shared a couple months ago, it occurred to me that I might be able to use the exact same design concept in my garage. But instead of the bead board, I could use pegboard:
Initially, I wasn’t sure that I would have enough room between the pegboard and my car door (when it was opened) but I measured and was so excited when I realized that I would have plenty of room to open the door (it’s that tight of a fit). Keep in mind, as you look at this pegboard wall that this project could be used for almost anything like a craft wall, a wall of sports equipment or almost anything that you need to store and organize.
So today I’m going to show you the details of the peg storage pieces and basic layout and if you’re interested in the full tutorial, you can go to my post here with all of the measurements and details.
So just to give you a better idea, this piece measures 8′ x 11.2′ x 5.5″. It will hold up to 96 cans of spray paint on the middle shelf (2 in depth) (I don’t have quite 96 but I’m closing in) and up to 34 gallon cans of paint on the floor! Music to my ears! The frame sides and shelves were built on the floor and attached around the attached pegboard. (I will go into more details on Friday’s post on how we built the piece).
I haven’t done a pegboard in a long time and I have to tell you guys, I was so blown away with some of the cool and highly functional peg storage pieces that have come out. It really made me realize that you could organize anything with a pegboard and a wall! Let me also tell you, Home Depot by far had the best selection that I could find. How awesome is this multi-purpose piece that I found at Home Depot. As you can see, I’m using it for some of my smaller paint supplies:
It has seriously a million different holes in different sizes and can be used for anything. If you go to look for it, it’s actually gray and not white (I sprayed mine white because you know, I like spray paint)..
I also was so excited to fing that Home Depot had these perfect peg tool holders that are just right for all of my RYOBI tools:
(My local Home Depot only had three of the power tool hooks, so you’ll notice that many of my tools do not have the awesome holders. I will switch them out when I can get to another store).
They also had these awesome baskets and small hand tool holders that I’m using for screwdrivers, wrenches and pliers. These pieces could be used for storing so many different things:
more baskets (they were gray and I spray painted them to match):
I also purchased a large box of misc. sized hooks and just used them throughout for different things.
I did purchase a few other things for my board that were not specific for pegboards because I figured out that you can pretty much use anything with a basic pegboard hook. For instance, I found these baskets at Tuesday Morning and loved them because they were deep and narrow and perfect for tossing things in them:
If you look closely, you’ll see that all I did was just slide the basket over the hook and they lay flush and are perfect:
I did the exact same thing with these awesome storage bins from The Container Store that I found that have holes in the top back (for hanging) that makes it perfect for slipping in the peg hook and they sit snug and flush (this way I can move them around):
Lastly, I also made a magnetic board for the middle of the board that I covered with vinyl fabric for notes, misc. small tools, and notepaper. This is a super easy project that I’ll be sharing next week and you could use this anywhere:
So many pegboard possibility my friends! I really had no idea that pegboards and they accessories had evolved this much. Makes me look at other areas and other things that I can organize. I hope my project gives you an idea of the pegboard possibilities in your own home.
Again, I’ll be back on Friday with all of the details and measurements of this piece. Next week, I’ll share the magnetic board tutorial as well and some other little details.
Thanks for stopping by today friends!