Pegboard on a budget

I have been lusting over these pretty pegboards on Pinterest for some time now.   I was sure having one would solve all my organisational issues (mess).   I have to admit to getting a little frustrated because overseas there seemed to be websites dedicated to all the accessories you need to create these wonderfully regimented boards.  Baskets, jars and shelves designed specifically to fit into a pegboard got me (sadly) super excited.  My search here in NZ could not turn up any of these must have bits and bobs... and what I did find seemed to have a silly price.... so if you are interested in how I did it read on for details on my pegboard on a budget!

Courtesy of Pinterest

Firstly start with the pegboard itself.  I purchased mine at Carters as this is where Mr C works.  It came in a 1.2m x 2.4m length which was way more than I needed but was cost effective as I have a friend who wants the other half ( I still have a wee bit left over).   You can purchase from anywhere that sells wood and if you really want to go budget then check out TradeMe too.

Next I visited Mitre 10 where I purchased a pegboard starter pack which included spacers and screws for hanging as well as a selection of hooks $7.00.  I also got a multipack of extra hooks, just to make sure I had plenty of options - $9.00.    Lastly it was just a matter of finding baskets and containers to fit and this was relatively easy....  yay for The Warehouse.  All these baskets and sistema storage containers cost less than $10.00.  A lick of paint and a very timely visit from my Dad who hung it for me above my work desk and voila!  

Total cost was $50.00!!  NZ Dollars too :)    Once I set my mind to it the whole thing came together really quickly and I have to say it was great fun too!  

xxx  Have a great weekend


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