In the new apartment we have a smallish galley kitchen. We also have beige walls throughout the apartment so in hopes of getting some color in the kitchen and also to provide more space for organizing pans, we added a peg board. This was not as easy as the Internet may lead you to believe.
First step – Get pegboard and all other supplies.
Our trip to Home Depot was…I’m not sure how to describe it…but the weather was threatening and we didn’t have transport for our lovely newly purchased peg board. Home Depot cut it for us so we had two pieces of pegboard that still did not fit in the car. Through the thunder and the wind, we got the boards strapped to the roof of the car and back to that apartment right before the rain. (This was not before the hurricane but a week ago. Didn’t want you to think I was that silly).
Next step – Paint the peg board.
This wasn’t hard, but we had to move the table and chairs and lay out newspaper to cover the rug. I really did none of this, but Kevin, the bf, took the lead on the painting while I took the lead on making sure neatness was maintained.
Third step – Build frame.
This was mainly difficult because the drill charger is MIA. Once a drill arrived (thanks Scott!) we were back in action. Again, I mean Kevin was back in action.
Fourth step – Attach peg board to frame.
Peg boards are heavy to begin with (well I thought so). I held while Kevin once again drilled. The board was cut slightly crooked so you can see a little bit of the frame we built. The wood screws were also straight top (I don’t think that is the right word), but that made it difficult for the drill bit.
Final step – Organizing the kitchen stuff!
This is the part that I enjoyed. I wanted to put up my pans, and we had bought some peg board accessories that I thought could hold so utensils, which ended up working really well. I emptied a whole drawer of utensils and now have a spice drawer, which has cleared the counter space around the stove a lot.
So there it is the peg board! I feel just like Julia Child only I can’t commit to my placement and outline everything.