Lately, I've been acquiring lots of larger spools of thread. And my scissors are never where I can find them. So... Nick went with me to our local Home Depot store. Our shopping list:
1. spray paint primer
2. lilac spray paint (which turned out to be on sale - an added bonus
4. those metal 'things' I've seen in garages on which people hang tools onto the pegboard (after seeing how many of these I would have to buy, and how much the cost would have added up...after all I had paid an average of $2 for each spool of thread), I found some long oak dowels, 1/4 inch in diameter. These would work great instead, and were a heck of a lot cheaper.
First step - paint the pegboard. Nick did this for me. Prime on night one, paint on night two. I made sure he didn't paint too heavily, so as not to decrease the diameter of the holes on the pegboard. After the paint dried, I brought it upstairs along with a hammer and a cutter for the dowels.
Second step - figure out where I would put the board. I have a place over my coverstitch machine, next to the fitting mirror that was perfect!
Third step - inventory the things I wanted to put on the board. Then, arrange to see how I wanted those things configured.
Fourth step - cut the dowels into lengths that would be serviceable. Longer dowels for the huge thread spools, smaller ones for the regular spools. Very small lengths for the cutting tools.
Fifth step - use a hammer to pound the dowels into the board. Sometimes the dowels were a bit too big in diameter, so I shaved them down at the ends with an electric pencil sharpener before placing and pounding.
Sixth step - find the studs in the wall, pound support nails (we used finishing nails -- nice and small but strong) into the wall (Nick helped here).
Seventh and final step - hang, load, and admire!
This project cost in total less than $25. I love my new pegboard!
My finished pegboard - matches my walls and there's even room to acquire and store more thread!