Summer Station Pegboard- Getting creative with pegboards

Hi Friends!,

Welcome to the 3rd project in the Home Depot Gift Challenge. Each month the most creative bloggers are given an item/material from Home Depot to purchase, transform and use in a gift.  So far, we have used a copper tee  to create a cute little cabinet handle and wooden dowels to create  a geometric lamp. This month our material is a pegboard and the gift recipient can be anyone. *  Just a reminder -Home Depot is not affiliated with this challenge in any way -we just heart them.

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 Summer Station Pegboard

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Summer Station Pegboard by Paper and Fox

Our first summer in Charleston is approaching and we like to spend a lot of time outdoors. I am fair skinned and have spawned two redheaded fair skinned little boys.  I wanted to create a “go -t0″ summer station where daily essentials could be hung.  A place to hang sunglasses, hats, sunscreen, dog leases and anything that you need but always seem to misplace in the summer.   The material we were assigned to use this months was a pegboard. Part  of this project is that the end product has to be a gift. This month I am giving a gift to my sanity. I spent too much time hunting down bug-spray, glasses and sunscreen and that is time away from having fun.

plastic pegboard

I chose a plastic pegboard from Home Depot because I was not sure if the board would be indoors or in the garage.

Painting pegboards

With spray-paint that bonds to plastic I coated the pegboard in a light blue-green.

A little paint pulled off with painters tape, but it was easy to fix.

 Cute Painted Pegboard

I used painters tape and cardstock paper to create stripes.

Clear coat spraypaint

I sealed the painted pegboard with a clear coat to protect it from chipping.

 Summer Station pegboard styled

I spray painted plastic baskets that I already had to match the board.

I used a tool holder to to hang our sunglasses and peg hooks to hold the baskets.

Summer Station Pegboard

Using pegboard to hold dogleash

I am sure that I will add to the pegboard summer station all summer long.

Now, don’t you dare leave before you check out all the other amazing projects from the most talented bloggers around.

20 Responses to Summer Station Pegboard- Getting creative with pegboards

  1. Roxanne April 15, 2015 at 8:12 am #

    Super-cute idea! I visited Charleston a few years ago, I’d love to go back. We were there during an intense heat wave and had to cut the day short.

    • carmody April 17, 2015 at 6:23 am #

      Charleston is an amazing place, but I am interested in determining what a real Charleston Summer feels like. Thanks!

  2. katjeter April 15, 2015 at 10:04 am #

    Great way to organize stuff. Thanks for sharing!

    • carmody April 17, 2015 at 6:23 am #

      Thanks so much Kat!

  3. elizabethjoandesigns April 15, 2015 at 2:36 pm #

    This is perfect to keep all of those things that end up floating around the house in one place!

    • carmody April 17, 2015 at 6:25 am #

      Thank you so much!

  4. Lindi April 15, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

    Another great idea!! I love the strips of colour too :) Perfect project for summer!

    • carmody April 17, 2015 at 6:24 am #

      Thank you so much Lindi!

  5. dwellinginhappiness April 15, 2015 at 4:51 pm #

    Perfect way to organize all those little things that get strewn about the house! Especially sunglasses; I can NEVER find our sunglasses! Such a cute idea. I didn’t know HD had plastic pegboard, either! Great job!

    • carmody April 17, 2015 at 6:24 am #

      I am at a loss with out sunglasses. Thanks

  6. shannonchurchill78 April 15, 2015 at 8:11 pm #

    I love this piece Carmody and the fun splashes of color! So clever.:)

    • carmody April 17, 2015 at 6:28 am #

      Thank you so much Shannon!

  7. 123neatandtidy April 15, 2015 at 11:57 pm #

    Love this idea!! Everything has a place and easy to grab as you walk out the door!

    • carmody April 17, 2015 at 6:26 am #

      Thank you so much!

  8. ElsbyCC April 16, 2015 at 3:46 pm #

    What a wonderful idea! I have definitely fallen victim to the “where the heck is the sunscreen?!” disease.

    • carmody April 17, 2015 at 6:26 am #

      “where is my everything” is what I have going on. Thanks!

  9. The Domestic Heart April 18, 2015 at 1:47 am #

    This is the perfect way to organize for summer! Such a creative idea Carmody! Love it!

  10. Emily McCauley April 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm #

    Plastic pegboard?!? Perfect! This is going to be super convenient and I just love the tool holder used for sunglasses :)


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