Well, this week I took down our washi tape pegboard. This pegboard had a lot of attention when I would post about it in Facebook groups or on Instagram. So much so, that Better Homes and Gardens went and posted an online article about it! *happy scream*
But alas, times are changing and families are blending, which means that I’ll be needing the extra room for the extra little people that will be joining our family. So down with the pegboard, and in with a boring, yet useful, set of drawers in it’s place.
I’ll be sharing our playroom to spare bedroom/sunroom makeover on Instagram as I go so if you’re interested in seeing my adventures, then make sure you pop over and check out my stories. I do ramble on a bit so apologies in advance…
Anyway moving forward, I thought I would show you guys how I made the washi tape pegboard before it’s gone and forgotten. Let’s be real, I’ll never forget.
Lets go back to May of 2018…
So here I am frenzy-ing (that’s apparently not a word) around Kmart with a cart full of crap that I don’t need, or really want, but hey, its cheap and semi useful so meh. I stumble across this colourful tube of washi tape in the office aisle. “That’s cool, I like the colours… But what can I do with it?”, I thought to myself.
“You already know what your going to do with it Brandi, just grab a tube and throw it in the trolley- it’s only 6 bucks”. Obviously, the other Brandi- (the thinker) is smart, and she said (in her head, because out loud would be totally weird), “Maybe you should grab two tubes.” Gee, she’s clever sometimes… So two tubes it was.
So fast forward >>> I’m at home now, with 2 tubes of washi tape and 16 wicker storage baskets, and I have a need, a need for crafting. I wandered around the house finding uses for my new storage solutions and Whoop, there it is! “I’m going to washi tape my pegboard!!” *excited emoji here*
You see, I’ve had the pegboard for a while now, I bought it from Bunnings Warehouse to use to display the kids artwork in the playroom. It was doing the trick but I like switching things up a bit and trying new things and I had a craft itch I needed to scratch. At the end of the day if it doesn’t work, then it was only $12 and I have heaps of washi tape for future projects, 28 rolls to be exact.
So I figured I’d follow the colours in the tube and use the peg holes as a guide. It’s a pretty big peg board 120cm x 183cm to be exact, so I’m glad I grabbed that second tube of tape because I did end up needing it. I used two rows per colour before going onto the next colour in the tube.
The whole process took about 1 hour and 30 minutes from memory and a whoooole lot of patience. I got half way to find that the tape was PEELING at the edges! Ah Crap!!! I ran into the office and found some glue and started gluing those little bastards down. I’ve gotten this far- no turning back now! I used 1 and a half rolls of washi tape
Once I finished I took a step back, admired my craftsmanship, took a few photos and posted that baby on the Internet. I was completely validated for my handiwork, and landed myself a little story on BH&G! So that $12 was totally worth it!
See for yourself.
Let me know in the comments below, what colours would you choose for your washi taped pegboard?
With Love, Brandi aka @the.hectic.eclectic
P.S. Sorry if my grammar is not the best, it’s totally my partners fault as he’s not here to Grammar/Spell check for me…
P.S.S Pictures below of the ‘Evolution of the Pegboard’.