A pegboard is usually found mounted on the wall in a shed or garage, but you can bring this workshop staple inside and use it for something other than hanging tools.
Here, we’ve taken the pegboard concept and used it make decorative storage for a kid’s bedroom.
Headboards are easy to DIY and can be customised to suit the size and style of the bed, from framed to an ensemble
Pegboard comes in panels made of masonite, a composite wood product, or powdercoated steel. They are similarly priced at about $30 a panel, but we used masonite because it can be easily cut to size.
SAFETY TIP Add pegboard hooks to hang lightweight storage baskets on the headboard but remove them when the bed is occupied.
Drill holes into stud or masonry walls to hang the pegboard securely
Use painter’s tape to mask off the shape of mountains on the front face of the pegboard panel, covering the sections to be left unpainted with plastic. TIP Standard single beds measure 920 x 1880mm, so to eliminate cutting use a 915 x 1220mm panel.
Spray the mountain shape on the front face of the pegboard with two coats of paint in the colour of your choice, allowing it to dry in between coats. Remove the painter’s tape while the paint is still slightly wet, pulling it away at a 45° angle.
Cut 30mm pine with a jigsaw to make a butt-jointed frame. Turn over the pegboard and position each frame piece against the front face flush with each edge, securing temporarily with tape. Attach the frame with screws through the back of the pegboard.