Saturday, February 26, 2011

Burlap Pegboard, Ballard Knock-off

 I am so stinkin excited about this project!  So, I had my husband hang some pegboard for me in my laundry room because I wanted a place to hang my wrapping paper and supplies. Now, I HATE painting, but love what paint can do. Still, I soooo did not want to paint! Not wanting to have the ugly look of pegboard either I thought and thought of what I should do. I first thought of breakin' out the Mod Podge and fabric, then I came across this in my Ballard Designs Magazine.

 I thought... YES! I can make my pegboard look like that! Its not a corkboard but its the same idea. Though I couldn't find anyone online that had done it, I knew it could be done. I have hot glue, an electric staple gun, and I know I can get those nail heads at Home Depot or Lowes.  Plus, everyone seems to be doing something in burlap and I want to join in on the fun. Burlap is cheap and sturdy and... I love it! The weave of burlap is so loose that I wouldn't have to cut holes for the pegs and I could sort of see through it so it was easy to find the peg holes. 
Here is what I came up with.

Here is what it would have looked like without the burlap and nail heads. Ooooh look! It matches the baskets on the shelf! But oh-so-ugly!

 And this is what it looks like with all the paper, bags, etc. all hung up. eeeeee! I LOVE it!
I just walk in there and stare at it. It makes me so happy!


                                Before                                                                    After
The chest freezer underneath makes a perfect place to wrap presents.
I will show you some more details and how-to's in another post.

Update : Here is my post about the details of making this.











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3 comments:

Deneen said...

Love it! I wanna know what you used to hold up the dowels.
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Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Very nice! I pinned this!

Brandi said...

Wow, what a great gift wrapping station! Such a clever setup! You did a great job!!

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