Saturday, February 26, 2011

Saturday DIY Project - Child's Wooden Peg Rack

My grandson has so many little ball caps that we have been looking for a way to organize them in his bedroom.

We went to Hobby Lobby and purchased most of the supplies we needed, we purchased the stain and picture hangers at Wal Mart.

This is the wood peg rack....purchased at Hobby Lobby for $6.99, there was a 30% off sale though so actually it was less :)

Minwax can be found at most all Hardware stores, we bought this at Wal Mart for about $3.50

The little wood cutouts were .67 a piece and the glue was about $3.50, both at Hobby Lobby

The picture hanger brackets and hooks were .97 per pkg at Wal Mart

A close up pic of the glue

We cut up an old T shirt and dipped it into the stain.  We rubbed the t shirt with stain across the surface, which allows the stain to have an even coverage.  If I thought I could make a living staining furniture I would!!  It's one of my most favorite things to do!!  Since it is a stain, I would recommend taking it outside to work on it, as we did.  The fumes can get really strong.  The picture brackets are very easy to attach!  Just flip your rack over and mark where you want them to be.  The brackets come with teeny tiny little nails which are incredibly easy to nail in.  Just attach the picture hangers to the wall and hang your peg rack up!

Gluing on the wood cutouts

The finished product which my 4 yr old grandson LOVES!!  He picked out all of the little cutouts himself, so this way it reflects exactly what he is into at the moment!!  Now to just get it hung up on the wall!!

Total cost of the project was less than $16.00 and took about 30 minutes to finish tops, and we got a completely customized look out of it, by picking the color of the stain we wanted, and by choosing the cutouts...there were literally about 40 to choose from, and you could also use paint instead of stain!!

Now that I have done this one I am just going to have to do one for my little granddaughter as well!  I am thinking, pink, green, and yellow to match her room!  She will be 2 in just a few weeks, and I am sure there is something her momma could hang up in her room :)  Be looking for those pics to be coming up soon!!


  1. how awesome! you go girl!! the best part of course, was the quality time you all spent making it together :o)

  2. :D Thank you so much Lisa, and you are exactly right!! We've had this sitting for several days and he has just been so excited to get to go do it!! He had such a big time helping put the stain on, and making sure the little cutouts were EXACTLY where he wanted them... (actually I moved the sheriff star to the middle because any other place would have just looked funny LOL)...but yes, we had some great quality time together and he got to do something that made him proud of himself!! All in all a great day with a 4 year old!!

  3. and a great day for grammie too! ;o)



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