I wish, as I often do after finishing projects like this, that I'd taken a true "before" picture. The pegboard is a small piece of the pegboard from my parents' garage-wall, and the frame is actually a picture frame I found at Goodwill years ago that used to hold a piece of canvas artwork. When Mike and I made the trip to my parents' house for our first anniversary last year, I dug the frame out of my former bedroom's closet and brought it back with us, figuring I could use the frame for something. At some point, it occured to me that the "something" I needed most was more storage space, so the pegboard idea for it was born.
I cut away the canvas artwork last winter, ripped out all the many staples with pliers some time later, and asked my dad for a piece of 19.5"-square pegboard for my birthday. (My wish lists are usually this simple, yes. "What do you want for Christmas?" my parents and brothers will ask me and then quickly add, "And don't say 'Postage stamps and glue!'") My dad gave me the pegboard and a few starter-hooks when we came home for a visit in April. I used a birthday gift card from my younger brother to buy a few more hooks.
Soap and water, wood glue, Super Glue, hammer and nails, and who-knows-how-many coats of green and (first paler pink and then bolder) bubblegum pink acrylic paint and protective gloss varnish later, I finished getting the pegboard together on Friday.
|All done. Cue the relaxed "Ahhhhhhh!" ♥|