Garage Organization - How to Install a Pegboard

Hi friends!

I'm still at it. Yep, in the garage, cleaning and organizing.

And I see lots of progress.

And that makes me SO happy! :)

The bench and pegboard was a part in the garage that I didn't use much this past year. Maybe that was
the reason why it got so disorganized, as you can see in the picture below.

The first step to put order in here was by removing everything from the pegboard and bench.

I even went ahead and removed those pegboards. - The small one on the left was all bowed, and the one on the right was mounted on 2 x 4's that kept on wiggling from side to side. :(

The materials you'll need:
  • 1- 4' x 8' Pegboard sheet
  • 27.5'- 2 x 2's 
  • 3 ½" screws to attach frame to the studs on the wall.
  • 1" screws to attach pegboard to frame
  • ¼" washers
  • 2 ½" screws to put together the frame.

I replaced the small piece of pegboard with a full sheet. The frame was put together using Kreg jig

Find the studs on the wall.  Mark their locations so you can attach the frame to those.

Making sure it's level, attach the frame with the 3½" screws.

Installing the pegboard was the hardest part for me. It was kind of impossible to hold the entire sheet with one hand and with the other drive the screws. Mr. RLC was out of town so, I had to call my 13 year old son to drive those first screws for me.

Ahhh, it looked awesome! Did you noticed I gave that left wall a coat of paint?

I wanted to frame the pegboard, but after looking through the garage, my eyes were set on those CD holders laying on the floor - two years there were enough, time to put them to good use!  ---> They got trimmed and some supports were added on their backs.

Even though they're heavy, they weren't hard to install because the pegboard frame served as support.

The divisions were nailed in place and little plastic bins ( Easter Baskets ๐Ÿ˜Š) are now holding lots of random stuff. Oh, a chalkboard label was added to the baskets.

Then, it was time to bring the tools and make it look pretty. I changed the direction of the bench, I like it better because I'm not giving my back to the main door.

The stain cans fit so nicely in those little cubbies. I ❤️ my Ryobi tools!

This is how that corner is now looking. The scrap wood cart is to the left.

Hey, as usual, the messy before...

And the After with a happy me. :)

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  1. As usual, my reaction is "Wow!!" Good for you for putting the 13 yo to work! Haha! The garage looks amazing and ready for more projects!
    Making the Most of Every Day

    1. Thanks Sheila! I think I have to begin including him a lot more in my projects, that's the way to learn. He stayed with me for the remaining of the day doing pre-drills and driving screws.

  2. AWESOME!!!! Dang always do these amazing things and force my! Thank goodness I am swamped with work or I would be out gutting my garage today!

    1. hehe YOU'RE crazy awesome! Thanks for all your input Beck!

  3. I've installed pegboard in my craft room and I wish I saw this first! Love how everything is so well organized Cristina, can you come and organize ours?! LOL!

    1. I'm on my way... LOL. Thanks so much Vel!

  4. Cristina love this! And you're so cute standing by the workbench - we must have ESP! I'm super jealous of your space - want to come do mine?

    1. hehe, I thought so when I saw your pic! :) Like you, I'm so not comfortable in front of the camera. The mister was the one who convinced me with all the happiness he showed upon his arrival.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  5. I have tool envy๐Ÿ˜€ Nice job, Christina. A place for everything and everything in its place!

  6. Looks fabulous, Cristina! I especially like the horizontal cubbies, what a great idea.

  7. Very nice. I just can't decide if I want to go with peg board or corkboard on my bench wall. I keep all my tools in drawers and cabinets, but like how you have it all out where you can see it. Nicely done! - John

  8. Wow Cristina, this looks awesome. I wish I had an organized space like that, and all of those fabulous tools! ;)

  9. Yay, it looks sooo awesome and I am sooo jealous, but not really jealous just happy for you!! I am such a slacker, I need to do this so bad, I just keep putting it off! You are my hero!!

  10. I am a little jealous of your tool center too. Oh to be so organized. Good job. I bet your hubby will be shocked to see all of your hard work!

  11. This is something that we desperately need to do! Thanks for the ideas. Looking forward to implementing them soon :)

  12. I love seeing another woman who loves her tools! :) I am definitely going to use this design to build my pegboard for the garage. Thanks!


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