Peg board organization is a great way to clear off your desk and organize your sewing and crafting tools. Outline all your tools so you know exactly where they go.
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You know you sew or craft when you own at least a dozen cutting tools! Scattered about my studio were scissors, snips, pinking shears, rotary cutters — I seriously needed a way to organize it all.
For a long time, I’d wanted to create a peg board so I could have all of my supplies off my desk and easily accessible — and perhaps it would keep me from losing my precious pair of yellow appliqué scissors that I am constantly misplacing!
I started with a 4′ x 2′ peg board. It was primed white, but I don’t love industrial white so I put a coat of a whisper-light green called Feathered Fern.
I wanted to make sure the peg board stayed organized, so I used colored Sharpies to outline each tool! I started by outlining each tool in pencil — I wanted to make sure I had a template before I went all permanent marker on this thing!
Then it was outline time! Remember back when Sharpies were just red, black, and blue? There are now so many more colors than I realized! Luckily, all Sharpie Fine and Ultra Fine markers and highlighters are currently on sale at Staples, while supplies last.
You need that teal Sharpie in your life. Trust me.
Having such a large selection of colors to choose from made it easy to outline each tool in the right color.
And now I know exactly where everything goes, and what might be missing under a pile of fabric!
The pegboard hooks came with a mounting system, but the walls of my studio are 1940s lath and plaster — they are a nightmare to screw/nail into (it is so hard it will literally bend nails!). So instead of mounting it to the wall, Ryan and I screwed a 3/4″ piece of wood to the back on each side to help support the board when I leaned it against the wall.
Now that it’s finished, I absolutely love it. My desk is cleaner and I spend less time searching for my tools. Every craft or sewing room needs one!
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