Hey guys! Today was a pretty rough day. The gray weather made my nausea super bad (of course). So, when I got home, I wanted to do something that made my day a little better. Mission accomplished. I finally finished one of my projects. I started this project 2 (?) weeks ago. I saw this idea on pinterest for hanging a pegboard above the changing table to hang things to make changes a little easier.
I started with a 2' x 4' pegboard that we picked up at Lowe's.
I painted the pegboard the same color of gray as the guest/baby bathroom (since I had extra paint). I used a foam roller and 3 very light coats. Doing it this way I got no paint in the holes and the paint was nice and even.
I then wanted to frame the pegboard. I used 2 8-foot 1x4 boards to accomplish the job. I cut the boards to have about a 1" overlap of the pegboard on all sides. Of course, I accidentally threw out the measurements, so you'll have to do the math yourself if you are attempting this at home. :)
I secured the boards together using my Kreg Jig.
I then painted the frame white in a semi-gloss.
And secured the frame to the pegboard using screws. Since the boards are 3/4" thick, using screws ~3/4" is about right (just don't go through the board).
Since the dresser isn't here yet, I used painter's tape to measure out the dimensions of where the dresser will go so I could hang the pegboard in the right spot.
I used small 3/4" pieces of wood on all 4 corners to offset the frame from the wall. You will need to do this so that you can hang things on the pegboard. I screwed the wood into the frame and hot glued felt onto the wood (to protect the wall). I used picture wire and hooks rated up to 50 lbs. I figured the frame + pegboard was around 10 lbs and there was no way I would load it with 40 more lbs (based on what I intend to hang there).
All hung up!
Here is a few of the pegboard things that I bought. One of the baskets is the perfect size for diapers. The others can be used for ointments and other baby items. I have lots of hooks that I plan on using for other miscellaneous baby items.
I'm excited to see how it looks once the dresser is in place underneath it with the changing pad. Happy to have that to-do crossed off! :)