I’ve been slowly getting my studio/office/craft room set up over the summer so I can get down to business once the kids are back to school. I really wanted a fun, happy, bright & clean area where I can be inspired and create pretty things.
I really needed a place to store a bunch of my craft supplies, and I needed some wall art on my bright white walls, so when I came across the idea of doing a cross stitch on my pegboard, I knew it was what I needed to do. At first I wasn’t sure if I was going to actually cross stitch the board with some yarn, but I decided to paint it instead because it takes much less time and I can easily change it up if I want to.
First, Ty helped me build a frame on the wall to attach the pegboard piece to. We measured it out so it was just slightly smaller than the edge of the board so there was a little overhang around the edges – Ty insists that I need to let him install some LED lighting around it like his theatre room screen, but we’ll see about that.
Next, I did a few coats of white paint on the board since the board I had was a grey color. I luckily had some of the white used to paint the walls left over which helped it match the room exactly. When painting the base color, I highly recommend using a roller instead of a brush as a lot of extra paint will find its way into the pegboard holes.
While the base coats were drying, I hit up Pinterest to find some cross stitch patterns. I wanted to find one that was colorful but feminine, and was about 25 stitches wide so it only covered half of the board. I ended using a lovely rose pattern, but changed the colors and added some smaller flowers to fill it out.
Once I had the pattern, I had to make the paint palate of colors I would be using. I picked the main color for each of the flowers, and then just added white or yellow/red to get the various shades.
It felt like I was doing one of those paint-by-number crafts, I looked at the pattern grid and counted the squares on the pegboard to match.
Once I had finished the entire pattern, I took all the Pegboard Hooks and Accessories I had purchased and spray painted them gold. When they were completely dry (I waited 24 hours) I installed the pegs & organized the board.