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Ideas for pegboard projects seem to be popping up all over the Internet these days, and for good reason. Traditionally used in garages or workshops to organize tools, pegboards are super versatile and affordable, so it's easy to see how they've made their way inside the home.

Pegboard can be used for storage and organization in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, craft rooms, closets, and bedrooms. You can paint pegboard to match your décor, and make it as large or as small as you like. Ready to maximize your space in a cost-effective way? Here are 10 pegboard storage ideas that will have you organized in no time.

1. Use pegboard walls in your kitchen

Perhaps the one person who can be credited with the popularity of pegboard ideas for the kitchen is Julia Child, who famously displayed her pots, pans, and tools on the walls. Channel your inner Julia Child and add pegboard to your kitchen organization system—you can cover an entire wall or just a section. Give it a coat of paint that complements the style and design of your kitchen. Pro tip: Outlining where the tools are hung helps you remember where to return them.pots and pans hanging on a pegboard
Image via A Beautiful Mess

2. Hand pegboard as a headboard

items hanging on a pegboard headboard

Image via Sugar & Cloth

Pegboard ideas for the bedroom are super helpful when you don't have a lot of space. This idea is also perfect for those who love to redecorate and rearrange their bedrooms. With pegboard, you can change out elements easily and add color and texture. Pegboard headboards are especially great for kids' bedrooms, because their tastes and styles can change by the day.

Paint a design to make it a real statement piece, like this one below. We particularly like the space-saving use of baskets for storing what might normally go on a bedside table.

a painted pegboard headboard

Image via Our Fifth House

3. Make a pegboard cabinet door

A DIY pegboard cabinet organizer is a great way to efficiently use space in the bathroom, laundry room, or utility closet. Just add pegboard to the inside of the cabinet door and add hooks and shallow compartments to store small and awkwardly shaped items.

4. Organize your entertainment center

Media cabinets can become home to a tangled mess—you can't tell what cord came from where or belongs to which device. It’s no wonder we would want to just put it all in a cabinet behind closed doors so we don’t have to look at it. Installing a simple pegboard backing and mounting your cords and gadgets will keep them tucked away, but organized.

pegboard used in an entertainment center

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5. Organize tools on pegboard slides

If you just don’t have the wall space, use pegboard slides to store items vertically under the counter. American Woodworker uses them for tools, but these slides would work just as well in kitchen base cabinets. We love the handle for easy retrieval.

tools organized on pegboard

Image via American Woodworker

6. Put up a pegboard organizer in the garage

Need more ideas for how to use pegboard with tools? We love this pegboard idea for the garage, where you might have lots of tools to keep organized. It's reminiscent of how we used to look at posters in stores—and also makes the most of limited wall space. You mount pegboard "doors" onto a track on the wall, and then flip through them to find what you need.

tools hanging on pegboard panels
Image via Woodsmith Tips

7. Create a themed pegboard box

A pegboard box is a nifty way to compartmentalize and easily transport items you'll need for a certain task. For example, keep together crafting supplies for knitting, scrapbooking, and so on, or easily transport makeup and hair tools. Thistlewood Farms uses this box to keep everything together for packaging gifts.

pegboard craft box

Image via Thistlewood Farms

8. Keep your tools on a pegboard cart

Creating a pegboard cart with wheels, like the one below, means you can easily keep your tools with you as you move around your workshop or garage. There's tons of space on this pegboard organizer, and you can make it as tall or short as you require. No more searching and digging for what you need or running back and forth because you forgot something!

pegboard tool organizer

Image via Mom4Real

9. Use pegboard for accessories

Create a classy closet organizer for his belts and ties by covering the pegboard in fabric and then cutting slits for hooks. You can also add small baskets for smaller items like watches or cuff links. Lookie What I Did keeps the versatility and functionality of a pegboard, but disguises that it is one.

pegboard accessories organizer

Image via Lookie What I Did

10. Make a jewelry pegboard

Jewelry pegboards are one of the most popular DIY ideas. Using pegboard to organize and store your jewelry is the perfect way to keep your necklaces from getting tangled up with each other and keep earrings together. Painting and stenciling it makes it functional piece of art!

jewelry pegboard

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These are just a few of the many ideas out there. Do you use pegboard for storage and organization in your household? Share your ideas with us!

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