Decor & Inspiration

How-To: Pegboard Pot Rack

A pot rack is a wonderful way to free up cupboard space, make cookware more accessible, and add a decorative element to your kitchen.

Copy: Kelli Ryder, Stylist: Becky Golino, Photography: Becky Golino

You may remember Becky of Deluxe Furnishings from her last How To, in which she showed us how to refinish a flea market find. Today, we welcome Becky back to Rue with another exciting (and helpful) project- a pegboard pot rack!

A pot rack is a wonderful way to free up cupboard space, make cookware more accessible, and add a decorative element to your kitchen. A ceiling mounted pot rack can be great, but many kitchens aren’t suited for one. A pegboard pot rack is a stylish, practical storage solution- and was originally made famous by Julia Child, whose kitchen is now immortalized in the Smithsonian. Even better, it’s surprisingly simple and very inexpensive to make. Let’s get started:

SUPPLIES
1 x 2 boards
Pegboard
Toggle bolts or drywall anchor screws
Wood screws
Paint
Hooks with locks

Measure your space. The 1 x 2 frame and the pegboard will be the same size, with the edges flush. TIP: Keep in mind that the dimensions of a so-called 1 x 2 board are actually 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ when measuring for the frame.

Cut the boards and the pegboard to size. Hardware stores will provide this service free of charge if you don’t have the tools to do it yourself.

Secure the 1 x 2s to the wall in a rectangular frame, to align exactly the outer edge of the pegboard using toggle bolts or anchor screws- depending on your wall material. Generally, plaster walls require toggle bolts, and drywall can take either toggle bolts anchor screws.

Attach the pegboard to the 1 x 2 frame using wood screws.

Paint the pegboard whatever color you like. Benjamin Moore Grey Wisp is shown.

Place hooks as needed; plastic hook locks help to keep the hooks in place when in use.

Voila!

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  • Hangingpot

    Pot racks are a wonderful addition to any kitchen. Especially a ceiling rack. Wall racks will also serve the purpose of clearing space from cabinets and cupboards and gives you easy accessibility to your cookware collection. This pegboard is a good “DIY” project.

  • Nishelle Jones

    Any suggestions on how to do this without putting screws into your wall? (for those of us who are renting)