Use a Pegboard as Gadget Keeper

Use a Pegboard as Gadget Keeper

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Lisa Freedman
Mar 21, 2017
(Image credit: Devon Jarvis)

Some kitchens have very limited drawer space. If you're lucky, you have two drawers: one for your flatware and one for your zip-top baggies, aluminum foil, and the like. Then where do all your gadgets go? You can only have so many crocks on your countertop. The best solution is to hang everything on a pegboard and get it up and out of the way, while still keeping it all 100 percent accessible.

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How To Build & Hang a Kitchen Pegboard

3 Tips for Turning a Pegboard into a Gadget Keeper

(Image credit: Devon Jarvis)

1. Build your own bar.

We're suckers for a pot rack, so we adapted the idea for a pegboard. We hung a wooden dowel from two hooks and added larger hooks directly to the dowel. This way, any tool or utensil with a hole in the handle could dangle freely. It looks cute and it's super easy to grab a tool whenever you need it.

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2. Add some clever containers.

To keep the board visually interesting (and to include things that don't necessarily have holes for hanging), we added more than just a lot of S-hooks. A copper wire pencil cup can hold an assortment of whisks or bottle openers. And a glass vase holds long-handled spatulas. Bonus: The glass and copper elements add fun textures to the visual display.

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3. Give everything a place.

A citrus reamer without a hole in the handle is impossible to hang, right? Wrong! We turned a small S-hook on its side and it created this little slide-in holder that was perfect for the gadget. The point? Just get a little creative and everything will find a home on your pegboard.

Prop stylist: Carla Gonzalez-Hart

There's nothing a pegboard can't do. A pegboard as a spice rack? Easy! A pegboard as a coffee station? Adorable! The possibilities are endless. Follow along in our new mini series to see a pegboard used eight different ways. Up next: A pegboard as a gadget keeper.

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