Pegboard Kitchen Storage | Inspired by Charm

Sometimes when I’m working on a project, I think to myself, “What in the heck am I doing? My to-do list is a mile long and the month has just started, I feel overwhelmed with how much I have to do.” And then, all of the sudden, I get this notion for a new project. Temporarily abandoning my massive to-do list, I find myself covered in paint with another area of my house torn up. And, since I started this one new project, I end up putting more things on my to-do list. Can anyone relate?

However, when the project is finally complete, I’m overjoyed with the results and wonder how I could live any other way.

So, here I am today in my kitchen (which I rarely show because it’s not the most amazing space), completely changing things around. Here’s what happened. I’m part of the Lowe’s Creative Blogger Team, and this month’s challenge was kitchen organization. Usually, I’m horribly late posting for Lowe’s which makes me feel terrible about myself, so I wanted to get my act together this month. I needed to make the 45-minute trek to Lowe’s this week for a few other things, and when I was there, out of the blue I got this idea for pegboard storage. I knew this was the project I needed to do, and that I needed to do it today. (Now, my project is only a day late. Baby steps.)

Pegboard Kitchen Storage | Inspired by Charm

Four years ago (when I was a bit more into rustic / junk decor), I had the great idea to turn these crates I’d found in my basement into shelves in my kitchen. Since then, my style has evolved, and I’ve grown tired of the crates. I decided a change was in order. I decide to make create a pegboard kitchen storage area.

Pegboard Kitchen Storage | Inspired by Charm

So, while on my shopping adventure at Lowe’s, I picked up a piece of pegboard (which happened to be the perfect size) and some pegboard accessories.

Pegboard Kitchen Storage | Inspired by Charm

I wanted the pegboard to be white, so I gave it a coat of primer. Then I finished it off with a bright white trim paint.

Pegboard Kitchen Storage | Inspired by Charm

I also picked up a couple little packages of peg board accessories. Thankfully, they included screws and spacers for hanging the board on my wall. Easy.

Pegboard Kitchen Storage | Inspired by Charm

I decided to get three of these gray baskets as well. As you will see in a moment, I gave them a new look with a quick coat of spray paint.

Pegboard Kitchen Storage | Inspired by Charm

After lots of cleaning, accessorizing, and some more painting, I have a brand new peg wall of organization! Let’s check it out.

Pegboard Kitchen Storage | Inspired by Charm

So much better, right? It’s bright. It’s clean. It’s happy. And now I’m happy.

Pegboard Kitchen Storage | Inspired by Charm

As you can see, the little baskets got a makeover. Valspar’s Rosy Cheeks spray paint gave them the perfect amount of pretty.

Pegboard Kitchen Storage | Inspired by Charm

The baskets were filled with things I’m always reaching for when in the kitchen: salt, pepper, and little dishes. I also tucked in a plant because every styled space needs a touch of nature.

Pegboard Kitchen Storage | Inspired by Charm

Other hooks were used to hang measuring cups and spoons. I like two sets of measuring cups, especially when baking. One set is for dry ingredients; the other is for wet. Very convenient.

Pegboard Kitchen Storage | Inspired by Charm

I also used a screwdriver organizer for some cooking tools my Mom got for me. Love that.

Pegboard Kitchen Storage | Inspired by Charm

Across the top of the pegboard is a 1x4x8 board I cut to size. The stain color is Provincial. This shelf provides storage for things I don’t use as frequently but like to display.

Pegboard Kitchen Storage | Inspired by Charm

Pegboard Kitchen Storage | Inspired by Charm

Since organization can also be pretty, I added a frame with a “cheeky” postcard I picked up in Ireland.

Pegboard Kitchen Storage | Inspired by Charm

And to tie this whole area together, I changed around the art on the opposite wall. I had a basic white frame on hand, and I spray painted a portion of it black. Inside the frame is this artwork I found here. “Throw kindness around like confetti.” It’s a great little reminder to have in a space I use so much.

Pegboard Kitchen Storage | Inspired by Charm

Pegboard Kitchen Storage | Inspired by Charm

I also did a little cupboard organization and made room for some kitchen gadgets that were previously sitting on the counter collecting dust.

Pegboard Kitchen Storage | Inspired by Charm

And that’s it! For a project that wasn’t even on my to-do list, I think it’s both cute and functional. Plus, it’s a much better reflection of where my design taste is these days.

Pegboard Kitchen Storage | Inspired by Charm

What do you think?

Pegboard Kitchen Storage | Inspired by Charm

Now, I better get back to work. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

And don’t forget, for even more ideas, visit Lowes Creative Ideas. You can also sign up to receive their free Creative Ideas Magazine, which is loaded with inspiration! There’s also a magazine app so you can have inspiration on the go!

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This post was created as part of my collaboration with the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Network. As always, all of the opinions, thoughts, and ideas in this post are my own.

Comments

  • Sara @ Mom Endeavors at

    That looks awesome! I would have never thought to use pegboard in the kitchen, but I love the end result!

  • girlfromwva at

    i love the way your kitchen pegboard organization turned out! i signed up at Lowes Creative Ideas for their free Creative Ideas Magazine about a year ago, and love getting it in the mail.
    you have a wonderful kitchen!

  • Laura Ingalls Gunn at

    What an improvement! The space looks great. Julia Child would be proud.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      That’s quite the compliment. And it’s so funny, I didn’t even think about Julia Child until after people started mentioning her. I just adored her kitchen.

      xo Michael

  • April was in CT now CA at

    It looks great, I love it! Love the idea of putting a shelf on the pegboard and when I saw it thought “Now why didn’t I think of that for the pegboard in our garage!” lol Wonderful idea.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Haha! You got it. Take advantage of all the possible space.

      xo Michael

  • Maggie at

    Holy cow!!! Love it! The peg board inspiration transformed your kitchen corner in the nicest way. It’s visually pleasing and gives you easy access to the things you use the most. Its so nice to change things up as your taste and style evolve. Bravo!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks a million Maggie! Yes, change is always good. 🙂

      xo Michael

  • Laurie at

    This looks fabulous. I too, never thought of a shelf above the pegboard! I didn’t even think of painting my pegboard!! I also LOVE the kindness quote and your fan. I have an old fan, shaped like that, is there a place I can get a cool stainless, shiney cover similar to yours?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much Laurie. The fan in my kitchen is from Lowe’s. I bought it about 4 years ago, so I’m not sure if it’s still available.

      xo Michael

  • angela at

    hi, this is exactly what I want to do in my small kitchen. What type of screws did you use so that there was a space between the wall and the pegboard? Is it just rubber washers, or a special pegboard screw?
    thanks!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Angela, as I mentioned in the post, there were screws and spacers included in the hardware kit I bought. However, I’ve seen people use standard screws with a stack of washers as a spacer.

      Hope that helps. 🙂

      xo Michael

  • Laura at

    I love it. Many years ago I had pegboard in my kitchen. Now that I have plans to move into a tiny apartment next year I’m thinking I will revisit this idea. Pinned so I won’t forget. xo Laura

  • Jennifer Moorhead at

    I LOVE what you’ve done. All of it! And it’s genius how you’ve made the pink work in there. One of my favorite aspects of your project is the addition of that shelf on top. Also adore the asymmetry of the black pain on the frame. : )

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much Jennifer! Yes, the shelf definitely adds some extra storage space.

      xo Michael

  • Ashley LaMar at

    I’ve seen quite a few pegboard kitchen tutorials lately. I love the look! Yours is absolutely beautiful.

  • Elle at

    Your kitchen is charming! The pegboard is the perfect complement.

  • Patricia Reed-Pederson at

    What the heck? I am amazed at how people come up with this outstanding adorable re-dos. Hats off to you. Can i live there please!

  • Kathleen at

    I saw the pegboard and cringed. This is exactly what was in my farmhouse when I purchased it in 1974. Only it was avocado green, not white. Same hooks. And I hated it. Things I did not use daily would get dusty, and the shelf I had became filthy with greasy kitchen dust. It became a chore to keep everything clean. And what lurked behind the pegboard on the wall, I do not what to know. This is a recycled idea from the late 60’s and it was a bad idea then.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks for your input Kathleen! Good thing this isn’t your kitchen then. However, I’m up for the challenge of keeping it clean and I think it looks wonderful in my space. If Julia Childs could pull it off, I think I can too. Ha! 🙂

      xo Michael

    • Reenie at

      WOW Kathleen!!

  • Roeshel at

    Love it, Michael! I actually bought pegboard for kitchen storage this month too (it’s still propped up in my dining room). My plan for it didn’t work out (space issue) so I went with Plan B (furniture makeover). Your project turned out awesome!

  • Reenie at

    I absolutely love it. Love your old formica countertops. Will you please show the rest of your kitchen? It’s so cute!!

  • Dana at

    I LOVE your kitchen ! Using the pegboard was really inspired…and the succulent gave me a chuckle.

  • Alannah at

    This may or may not be a stupid question but how did you mount it to the wall?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      No at all. The accessory kit comes with screws and spacers that go between the wall and the board. You just screw it into place. It’s quite simple.

      xo Michael

      • Alannah at

        Thank you!! This is the cutest thing ever and I’ve been looking for something for kitchen storage that actually looks awesome in my small space!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Kimberly at

    Hi – love this post and think the pegboard looks awesome in your kitchen. I was wondering if you could tell me how your West Elm cooking tools are holding up? Do they stain since they are white? I haven’t been able to find an online review! Thanks so much!!

  • Tricia Myers at

    I admire your storing ideas! Everything is made in a nice way. It’s really awesome how you came up with this storage idea. Best regards

  • Donna at

    Just the inspiration I need. Had in mind to do this in my new very small kitchen and was not sure what it might look like. On my way I will have to turn the peg board vertical because of limited space and I wanted to put it in a frame. May have changed my mind about that after see the shelf on top. Also would Lowe’s cut the pegboard to the size I needed-have limited space.

  • Frances at

    Where did you get the baskets and cooking tools?
    Great idea, been contemplating this for awhile and now moving forward.
    Thanks

  • Karen at

    Love the pegboards! I have always seen them in the garage and tool area at my MIL’s house. I would like to add pegboards to the inside of my cabinets for measuring cups and spoons, it seems I have two of everything, one for dry and one for liquids, just like you, and they just take up a lot of space. What did you use to secure them to the cabinet door? Sorry, if this was already addressed. TIA!

  • Karen at

    Love the pegboards! What did you secure the pegboards with when attaching to the cabinet door? I want to free up some space from the multiple measuring spoons and cups I have. 🙂 TIA!!

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