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Garage Organization - How to Install a Pegboard

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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 were a part of 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.

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disorganized garage with pegboard and yellow working bench

The first step to put the order in here was by removing everything from the pegboard and bench.
First step in garage organization - remove everything from the pegboard

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 the frame to the studs on the wall.
  • 1" screws to attach pegboard to the frame
  • ¼" washers
  • 2 ½" screws to put together the frame.
kreg jig used to make frame for pegboard
Kreg Jig  |  Ryobi Drill
I replaced the small piece of pegboard with a full sheet. The frame was put together using Kreg jig
stud finder used to locate studs on garage wall
Stud Finder
Find the studs on the wall.  Mark their locations so you can attach the frame to those.
Ryobi tools used to install a pegboard in garage
Ryobi Drill Set

Install the frame on the wall, making sure it's level. Use 3½" screws.
Yellow bench and pegboard on garage wall

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 notice I gave that left wall a coat of paint?
long skinny cd holders repurposed for storage space

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 on the floor were enough, time to put them to good use!  ---> They got trimmed and some supports were added on their backs.
garage organization installing a pegboard with cubbies on top

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

garage organization- pegboard installation

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.

lots of tools on garage pegboard - yellow bench

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

Ryobi tools on pegboard in the garage
RYOBI Ultimate Combo Kit

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

Ryobi tools on pegboard - spray paint cans and yellow bench
Wire Basket Set (3)  |  Pegboard Hook Assortment  |  

Ryobi tools on pegboard with yellow bench and scrap wood holder in garage

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

tools disorganized on garage pegboard

Hey, as usual, the messy before...

Cristina Garay in garage

And the After with a happy me. :)
Ryobi tools organized on pegboard and how to install it.

For more Garage Organization ideas check these out:

How to build a cart to keep pieces of wood organized

diy shelves in garage - in need of organization

garage wall with storage for long garden tools, bicycles, trimmer and extension cords

*Ryobi Tools were given to me to try out, 
I love them so much that they are the tools I use for my everyday projects. 
All stated opinions are my own.*
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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!

  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!

  13. Hi, which products did u use to arrange the tools on the board?

    1. Hi Patrick, I used pegboard hooks that I bought at Amazon. I went ahead and added the links under one of the pictures.

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