Modern Pegboard Planter :: Monthly DIY Challenge

Date
Sep, 09, 2015

Heyy friends! Hope you all had a lovely Labor Day weekend. I had so much fun meeting my friend’s new baby and taking all the notes I could! And going to West Elm and HomeGoods because we don’t have them here and it’s so devastating. I got a lot done in terms of blog stuff and decorating our place too which felt so good. I’ll be sharing some sneak peeks this month 😉

And today I’m back with another Monthly DIY Challenge with some of my best bloggy buds. If you’re a newb around here, every second Wednesday of the month, a group of us gets together and creates a project using the same material or theme. This month was Pegboard.

MODERN PEGBOARD PLANTER

Modern Pegboard Planter

I’m not gonna lie, I’m not a huge fan of pegboard. I think it can look really cool in some cases and I thought about doing the typical huge piece hung on the wall for all my craft supplies and tools. It would have actually been perfect for our basement so I could start putting some of my stuff away.

But the more I googled and looked on Pinterest, I was drawn to the more modern looking pegboard with larger holes that are spaced out more. The only problem is, that’s not how pegboard is sold. At least that I know of. It’s typically made of tons of small holes pretty close to one another. So not only did I actually DIY my pegboard, but I DIY’ed a project using it too 🙂

I bought a piece of plywood from Home Depot and got it cut down to the size I wanted.

Plywood Pegboard

Next up I grabbed my ruler and measured out where I wanted my holes to be.

Ruler Dots

I spaced them about 3″ apart in both directions.

Pegboard Dots

Then I grabbed my 1/2 inch spade drill bit and started going to town.

Drilling Pegboard Holes

Here’s where I ran into a couple problems. For one, it wasn’t making a very clean hole. And two, I realized I had A LOT of holes and really didn’t want to drill them all. So I skipped every other row which actually ended up being perfect. As for the scratchy holes, I picked away all the splinters and sanded it down the best I could. There are still some stray pieces of wood here and there but overall it was looking pretty good.

Modern Pegboard DIY

I painted the wood white to give it a nice clean look. Now I originally thought of making a planter because I had some extras laying around. I went a little plant crazy for The Home Depot Style Challenge. Are you surprised? So I had a few that were in need of a home. They came with the cutest little rounded vases, and I just had the hubs spray paint them white for me.

For the leather, I went to Michaels with plans to buy some suede straps, but they only had one of the color I wanted which just wasn’t enough. So I took a chance and bought the random bag of scrap leather. Do you know this bag that I refer to? I’ve eyed it many times while standing in the leather aisle, curious about it’s contents. Welp, it’s exactly that. RANDOM. I’m lucky I was able to get 3 long pieces of the same length and color.

Leather Straps

Then I just drilled a couple holes in each vase, tied knots on the inside, strung them through a hole and stapled them to the back of the plywood. Sorry for the lack of photos for these steps. I was in the zone and totally spaced on taking pics. Oops! But that’s it. Pretty easy and I have to say it turned out much better than I expected. I spent forever trying to think of a project for this challenge and am glad I didn’t just throw something together that I didn’t love. This guy will be sticking around for a while…as long as my plants don’t die 😉

Modern Pegboard Planter

Hanging Planter

White Pegboard Planter

Hanging Plants

White Pegboard

Pegboard Plant Hanger

Be sure to check out all the other pegboard projects below!

8 DIY Pegboard Projects

DIY Modern Pegboard Planter

brepurposed

45 Comments

  1. Reply

    Juju Sprinkles

    September 13, 2015

    I am totally digging this diy project, Bre!!! I love how simple it looks, it’s perfect for any wall. I always love adding plants to an interior space to bring it to life =) Thank you for sharing your awesome DIY magic!

    Juju Sprinkles
    http://jujusprinkles.com

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 13, 2015

      Thank you so much!! I love the pop of green that plants add to a space!

  2. Reply

    Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness

    September 11, 2015

    This is the cutest thing ever!! Love that you made your own pegboard, you’re a rockstar. 😉

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 13, 2015

      Aw thanks friend! xo

  3. Reply

    Jenny @Refresh Living

    September 10, 2015

    I love, love the look of this, especially the large spacing and holes on your DIY pegboard! Gorgeous!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 13, 2015

      Thank you so much Jenny!!

  4. Reply

    Karen Marie Kedzuch

    September 9, 2015

    Bre,
    How cool is your plant pegboard? It looks like a piece of art that is beautiful.
    Happy Creating,
    Karen Marie

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 13, 2015

      Thank you so much!!

  5. Reply

    PJ @ A Girl Named PJ

    September 9, 2015

    I don’t think I’d make this for myself, but I really want somebody else to make one for me! Love it!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 13, 2015

      haha I totally would make you one if you lived nearby!

  6. Reply

    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

    September 9, 2015

    That my friend is so creative and smart! Love the MCM vibe this has. Oh and BTW, your pictures are ahmazing! Something tells me you’re going to get a —-load of features with this one.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 13, 2015

      Aw thank you Marie!! So glad you like it and I hope I do!

  7. Reply

    Erica

    September 9, 2015

    Yesssss I love that you made your own pegboard! I’m definitely a fan of the bigger holed boards as well, but I’m too chicken/too lazy to attempt it myself. I really should try it though since this is gorgeous! Love your little planters!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 13, 2015

      Thanks friend! And it was so easy! It could be your first project with power tools 😉

  8. Reply

    Kristi

    September 9, 2015

    SUCH a fun idea Bre! And love that you made your own peg board!!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 13, 2015

      Thanks Kristi!!

  9. Reply

    Amy W

    September 9, 2015

    This is BRILLIANT! I love that you made your own pegboard with less holes. I say this all the time, but I NEED this for my own home.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 13, 2015

      Aw thanks Amy!!

  10. Reply

    Cyd

    September 9, 2015

    This is so so good! I am trying to figure out where I can put one in our house!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 13, 2015

      Thanks Cyd! I’m sure you can find somewhere 😉

  11. Reply

    Laurel (@abubblylife)

    September 9, 2015

    omg, i love this!! gorgeous!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 13, 2015

      Thanks Laurel!!

  12. Reply

    Bre @ Average But Inspired

    September 9, 2015

    Whoa, I can’t believe you made your own pegboard! That is dedication to the challenge! This is such an awesome idea though. I really love the hanging planters! So creative!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 13, 2015

      haha thanks Bre!! I just wasn’t digging the traditional Pegboard, so I went for it!

  13. Reply

    Kimm at Reinvented

    September 9, 2015

    “My friend Bre is so cool, she makes her own pegboard!!”
    Awesome. LOVE the leather. Must go on search for leather scrap bag… 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 13, 2015

      HA. I totally laughed out loud when I read this. You’re too funny. And good luck on your leather hunt 😉

  14. Reply

    Katie @ Little House of Four

    September 9, 2015

    Such a cool and unique way to use “pegboard!” You always have the best creative ideas when it comes to hanging plants 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 13, 2015

      Aw thanks girl!! xo

  15. Reply

    Lindsay Eidahl

    September 9, 2015

    Very cute!!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 13, 2015

      Thanks Lindsay!!

  16. Reply

    Gilly @ Colour Saturated Life

    September 9, 2015

    Love it Bre,so modern and clean looking! I love the you DIYed your own pegboard, Genius!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 13, 2015

      Thanks Gilly!! 🙂

Leave a comment

Related Posts

Meet Bre

Hi, I’m Bre! Follow along as we renovate our current home and share modern DIY ideas.
 

Currently Loving
Recent Posts