Stunning Entryway Makeover – 10 Quick Steps for a DIY Pegboard Project

*This post was sponsored by WorkPro Tools, however, all opinions expressed are my own. I am excited to be sharing this DIY pegboard entryway project with you today.

This is the project, I never knew I needed. At my apartment, we have a small key holder that has been used to store my dog’s belongings, keys, and purse. Needless to say that it has been a bit crowded. This is why I am elated to be sharing this super easy DIY pegboard project tutorial. It is versatile, easy to make, and budget-friendly.

I was stoked to receive a lot of new tools from WorkPro, and I must say I really enjoyed using them for this project. Not only were the tools great quality, but I am in love with my new toolboxes. I find the more organized I can be with my tools, the easier it is to execute fun projects like this.

DIY Pegboard Entryway Project - WorkPro Tools

What supplies do I need to make a pegboard?

DIY Pegboard Entryway Project - Supply list

Step 1 – Prepared My WorkSpace

I laid down the scrap plywood I got at Home Depot and layered my ½ “ plywood on top. 

DIY Pegboard Entryway Project - Preparing my workspace

From there, I added a piece of pegboard to use as a guide to drawing the holes. To secure these pieces together, I used my WorkPro clamps to keep them together. 

PDIY Pegboard Entryway Project - Pegboard guide

Step 2 – Use My Pegboard as a Guide

I wanted to make sure I drew holes that would be centered on the plywood board, so I divided the length and width to figure out how many holes I needed to use in my pegboard guide to space between the holes I was actually going to drill. I figured out I needed to distance each hole by five spacer holes. 

DIY Pegboard Entryway Project - Using a pegboard as a guide
DIY Pegboard Entryway Project - dots perfectly place before drilling holes

Step 3 – Drilled Holes in Plywood

Once all my holes have been marked, I removed the guide pegboard and got out my WorkPro power drill, ¾ “ paddle bit, and jig guide. 

DIY Pegboard Entryway Project - WorkPro Drill with spade bit and jig to make sure I am drilling at the right angle.

The jig is used to make sure my drill stay at 90 degrees to keep the hole straight. 

DIY Pegboard Entryway Project - drilling holes

Step 4 – Sand Plywood

I took my power sander and began with a rougher grit and worked my way to a finer grit to make sure it was smoothing out the plywood. I didn’t want there to be any splintering or rough patches.

DIY Pegboard Entryway Project - Sanding plywood

Step 5 – Cut Wood Dowels

With my miter box, back saw, ruler, and pencil I was able to measure out 2.5” pegs on my ¾” dowels and six 3” pegs for some small 3-inch shelves I made from scrap wood.

DIY Pegboard Entryway Project - marking dowels to cut
DIY Pegboard Entryway Project - cutting dowels

Step 6 – Mount Plywood on the Wall

This step was a lot easier than I thought it would be because the plywood I chose at ½” wasn’t very heavy. Therefore a stud in the wall was not needed to secure it when hanging. I used 4 wood screws in each corner and my power drill to secure it into place. 

DIY Pegboard Entryway Project - mounting pegboard to the wall
DIY Pegboard Entryway Project - finished product

Step 7 – Add Dowel Pegs to Create the Perfect Configuration

What I love about this project is that it can be configured into many different forms.

DIY Pegboard Entryway Project - look number 1

I decided to use it for my dog’s treats, potty bags, harness, sweaters, and leash. It also works for a face mask hanger and a great spot for keys. 

DIY Pegboard Entryway Project - look number 2
DIY Pegboard Entryway Project - Look number 2

So what did you think of this DIY pegboard project? Do you feel inspired to try one of your own? Thanks again to WorkPro Tools for sponsoring this project. Please let me know how you would configure it in the comments below. 

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