Here's my stash:
At Lowe's, my Dad & I discovered that the 4x4's were a little thicker than the 2x4's, so we went with 2 2x4's (less weight on the drywall = a good thing). Then we got to spraying. Ugh. Spraying & I never work well together. I tried to do thin, even coats, spraying the right distance away, keeping my arm moving - everything you're supposed to do to get good looking coverage - and no matter how hard I tried and how many coats I applied, it came out splotchy. Like, some parts were glossy (yay) and some spots were matte (boo). So once I could tell that more coats wasn't fixing the problem, I called it good and dead.
At ACE Hardware, we picked up some special drywall hanging things and nails.
We held up one to see where I wanted to position them and then drew inside the holes where the screws would go. I can't remember if we checked to make sure that one was level. But to make sure they were evenly spaced, we did this.
With the biggest drill bit we had, my dad drilled the screw holes.
|See my jewelry box collection to the right?|
...but the second one was giving me grief for some reason, so I asked my friend Karah to come over and hold the pegboard while I drilled.
By the way, drilling is one of my new favorite things to do. :)
Someday I think it'd look nice to frame the pegboards, but for now, they add lots of awesome color to my otherwise monochromatic gold room and have a paneled artwork feel. I love paneled art. Oh, and that last picture is the truest color (at least on my computer) - a medium teal color.