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August 28, 2017
DIY Cross Stitch Pegboard | Floral Cross Stitch with Gold Accents

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.

Hanging Frame & Installing Pegboard

Hanging Frame & Installing Pegboard

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.

Cross Stitch Pegboard

Copying the Cross Stitch Pattern onto the Pegboard

Cross Stitch Painting

Close up of the ‘Stitches’

Once I had finished the entire pattern, I took all theΒ Pegboard Hooks and AccessoriesΒ I had purchased and spray painted them gold. When they were completely dry (I waited 24 hours) I installed the pegs & organized the board.

Here is the end result:

Cross Stitch Pegboard
Cross Stitch Pegboard
Cross Stitch Pegboard

Cross Stitch Pegboard
Cross Stitch Pegboard

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  • Reply Ana August 30, 2017 at 5:21 am

    This is so neat! I used to cross stitch with my grandmother as a child but haven’t done it for many years. This looks like a really cool project

  • Reply Karlie September 1, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    I absolutely love everything about this!! My pegboard will be getting a makeover this weekend now πŸ™‚

  • Reply Stephanie Trillo September 4, 2017 at 8:44 am

    I am absolutely in love and near speechless. I bought an old TV armoire that I’m going to paint and convert into a sewing/craft station and I want to mount a peg board onto the back of it (you know where that huge hole is that use to house the TV). This will be perfect! Now I want cross stitch painted pegboards in my kitchen for my pots and pans and everything!!! <3

    • Reply Humanist Homemaker February 4, 2018 at 10:04 pm

      Oooh I need you to share your finished product!!

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