Who hasn't seen this peg board system from Pottery Barn and instantly fell in love? But at a whopping $300 I knew it could be done for less.
So I hunted around and found this tutorial to make something identical. They said their cost was just over $100. Better, but still to steep for cheap ol' me!
I thought and thought and TA DA! Here is what I came up with.
I know it really is nothing like the PB board where I got my inspiration from, but I like it so much better! And, best of all...It was CHEAP!
It has a large magnetic board, 2 fabric covered cork boards, a chicken wire peg board, 2 hooks, and decorative wood letters spelling SEW.
-picture frames: FREE (yes I really had that many black frames lying around)
-sheet metal: $6 (from the duct work section of Lowes)
-Cork board tiles: $6
-Chicken wire: $5
-Fat Quarters of fabric (to cover cork): $1
-wood letters: FREE (had them lying around too)
-Scrapbook paper: FREE (from my stash)
-Knobs: FREE (left over from the kitchen at my old house)
-peg board hangy things: $3 (from the kitchen section at IKEA)
Here are a few detail shots of some of the elements:
This project is so versatile, you could do a chalk board, regular pegboard instead of chicken wire, endless possibilities!
And doesn't it go great with my sewing desk?