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This Chic Kitchen Organizer Added Tons of Storage Space — For Only $20

published Oct 15, 2023
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yellow tongue and groove wall with natural wood floating shelf and rack of hooks, license plates, bowls, wood serving platters, flower crown
Credit: Emy Stenudd

Creating more storage is a top priority in nearly every kitchen renovation. But how homeowners carve out that need comes in many different forms. For example, added space can be found in a kitchen island extension or in smart, hidden storage hacks

When Emy Stenudd and Joakim Johansson redesigned the kitchen in their colorful home in Sweden, they came up with a crafty solution for storing aesthetically pleasing items and tools they regularly use. On Instagram, Stenudd found inspiration to create a DIY peg rail for additional storage in their new kitchen. 

Credit: Emy Stenudd

How to Make a DIY Peg Rail

Building a peg rail to hang miscellaneous items (including Stenudd’s decorative Midsummer head wreath from this year’s celebrations) is relatively easy — and inexpensive. The project cost them nothing, as they used leftover materials, but she predicts that if you bought the materials (in the case that you already have glue and a drill), it would cost under $21. It only took them an hour to complete the project — here’s how they created a DIY peg rail.

  1. Measure out the dimensions of your desired peg rail. 
  2. Purchase boards and knobs. 
  3. If you want your board to have a tilt like Stenudd’s, build a template around the horizontal panel and slightly angle it in before installing the screws. (They used a pillar drill.) 
  4. Measure and mark the distance between pegs — Stenudd chose to have 10 centimeters between each peg.
  5. Drill the holes for the pegs. (She suggests marking the drill so you don’t go down too far.)
  6. Glue in the knobs. 
  7. Wait for the glue to try and install it on your wall! 
Credit: Emy Stenudd

The peg rail is such a small — and affordable — change to their gorgeous kitchen, but it adds so much personality and functionality to the space. “It’s a nice detail that enhances the appearance of the kitchen,” Stenudd shares. “It’s also practical to hang cutting boards, scissors, and other small things on.” 

Of course, if you don’t want to make your own, for the same price, you can snag one from your favorite retailer, like Amazon, the Container Store, or Wayfair. 

Their kitchen isn’t the only renovated room in their whimsical home. To see more of their colorful, happy space, visit the full house tour on Apartment Therapy.