To be honest, this space is very exciting for me. I had a million different daydreams for this area that included bead board, cubbies, a bench, shelves, and hooks. Unfortunately this little guy had to take the backseat while we worked on finishing the basement and putting in the backyard. And of course, by the time those projects are all said and done, we are out of cash. BUMMER!
I really didn't want to start the school year without having a place for the kids to hang their schtuff, which meant making pegboards. We had long strips of mdf in the garage and I order shaker pegs by the box load, so I always have some handy. I just love those suckers. Since I didn't have all of the materials to create shelves and a bench, I at least wanted to paint.
I had The Joe help me make the vinyl pattern in my head come to life. He's much better with illustrator than I am, and I wanted the circle pattern to be really uniform. Thanks darlin!! Before I put it up on the wall he said, " Let me help you get this straight, so you don't end up hating the world". Ha ha ha...he knows that will totally happen too. I would definitely suggest having a buddy when putting up large scale vinyl projects. It can be really frustrating to try and do it by yourself.
Yay!!! Just like I had pictured in my head!! I don't hate the world at all!
After putting the pegboards together and painting them white, we are ready to roll! I didn't route the edges of the boards. I wanted to leave a flat edge so eventually we'll be able to add a top shelf to put baskets of gloves and hats and all that jazz.
I have some totes for shoes that I bought at Target when we first moved in, and I had to stick a stool in the corner so the kids can reach the top pegboard.
Okay, school panic level has dropped down a few notches. Best of luck with all of your school prep!