The number one question I get asked about writing a blog?

Where do you get your ideas?

That one’s easy.

You move from Dallas to a really tiny town in the middle of nowhere without any drive-through diet cokes or stop lights or four-lane roads or Target dollar spots or distractions to prevent you from thinking up ideas all day long.


….and sometimes you ask your sister. 🙂

That’s me.

I’m a project sister-asker.

Good thing I have two of them.

Good thing they think up more projects than sales at Hobby Lobby.

Like this one and this one and this one and this one and….oh wait….

….this one.

And I love it when they are easy and fun and take five minutes and we can all make one.

Like this framed pegboard organizer.

All you need is a frame.

A piece of pegboard.

And glue.

Simply start with a vintage frame.

Remove the glass or backing or matting or anything else from the frame.

Paint it or stain the frame any color you like.

Then cut a piece of pegboard to size.

And glue it in place on the little lip of the frame where the glass would normally rest.

Like this.

Let it dry and then you’re ready to decorate.

I used organizers I found at the home improvement store to store pens and tacks and sticky notes.

You could hang it on the wall or use a larger picture frame if you wanted to organize more stuff.

Isn’t it literally the most brilliant thing you’ve ever seen?

Almost as smart as my sister. 🙂

PS  If you don’t want to make your own, my sister sells them in her shop.

You can see her brick and mortar shop and studio here.

You can see her etsy shop here.

(total aside:  after you see how creative she is…you may want to ask her to be your sister, too). 🙂

PPS  If you have leftover pegboard, here’s another fun pegboard project.

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  1. Image for Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

    Your sister is very creative! I love this project! Pegboard is so useful and it looks great framed out! I remember as a young newlywed in the early 70s, I painted a sheet of pegboard orange and hung it in our kitchen. I put all of my utensils on it. I love your pegboard box project, too!

  2. Image for Marisa Franca @ All Our Way Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    What a creative family!! Your brother is very talented! I think a pegboard on the inside of our pantry door would be good. Thank you for the inspiration!! Our kitchen is small and I need the hanging up stuff area. Have a sunshiney day!! ?

  3. Image for Barbara Barbara

    So much talent in one family! I always look forward to the Christmas presents- I think ya'll need to do Christmas in July!!:)

  4. Image for Lanita Anderson Lanita Anderson

    Love, love, love this idea!! I've pinned it and am going to start looking for a frame and pegboard!! :) Thanks, Friend!

  5. Image for Brenda Brenda

    Love this idea! It's easy to do- Love that it is simple and a great organizational feature. Just what I need to get my day going. Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. Image for Jillynn Jillynn

    Love it!!! I have sooooo many old adorable frames I make into gifts for little girls with chicken wire in them but this is something I can make for MYSELF and my wood shop!!!! Thanks for the idea!

  7. Image for Cecilia Cecilia

    Too clever. Hm I've never asked my sisters for ideas but they've never volunteered any either. Lol. Slackers. That pegboard organizer is awesome! Going to keep this idea for the art studio. Y'all are all rock stars!

  8. Image for Carrie Carrie

    Thinking that this would be a great 'dorm room' gift...add containers with some stamps, pencils, envelopes and of course, cash...and hopefully, after they've used the stamps , pencils and envelopes to send dear old mom a letter, they'll know they can treat themselves to something with the cash...and bring home the empty containers at breaks in the semester to be refilled.. Stencil their initials on the peg board, or the mascot of their new school, or simply place a HEART on the pegboard so they have a visual reminder that they are loved. Great idea. Your family is so very talented.

  9. Image for Lisa Lisa

    I absolutely need one or 10 of those pegboard basket thingies. And what are those other things holding up the jars? So many questions.

  10. Image for Ruth Ruth

    This is so beautiful, simple and eye-catching! I can see how creative you are! Something like this would be perfect for my office. #TPThursday

  11. Image for Leslie Watkins Leslie Watkins

    Love it! And that sister! Mesmerized by her bunny drawing this week...seriously you have to be from the most creative. Family. Ever. Happy weekend, friend!

  12. Image for Kimm Kimm

    My mother in law asked me once where I get all of my ideas from, then promptly stated that it's probably from my husband. Wait, what?? {insert the yet to be invented eye roll emoji here} ;)

  13. Image for Charlotte Lindsay Charlotte Lindsay

    So cute! I love the pegboard wall trend but it is hard to find an entire wall to decorate with a pegboard, this is the perfect middle ground. I love home decor that is also functional, it is so convenient when your wall decor gets you organized in a stylish way.

  14. Image for LydiaF LydiaF

    Great idea! I like pegboard, but don't want an entire wall of it (unless it's in the garage). This is a perfect solution. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg :)

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