14 February 2013

Finding Storage Space Part 5 - Pegboard and towel rails

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Today we'll continue to look at ways of finding storage space on vertical planes - walls and doors.

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Pegboard is a very versatile version of wall storage. It can be customised and changed to your heart's content.

When you think of pegboard you might picture this (this is how it's sold):

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And of course you can buy a variety of purpose-made pegboard fittings:

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The resulting storage would look like this:

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While neat and tidy, it's hardly cute and inspiring, is it? Fine for the garage but not really attractive in the home. Luckily pegboard is easily customised, making it suitable for any room in the house.

Why not paint it with chalkboard paint and use it in the kitchen? Note the chalk outlines of each item - if one is missing you'll know which one and where it goes.

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Or how about painting it white and adding a frame. Perfect for a craft room.

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If you click on the source of the picture below you will find a tutorial on how to frame out your pegboard.

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But why stick with white? If colour is more your thing then feel free to go mad with the tester pots. Also note the empty plastic containers that have been attached with zip ties for pen storage.

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If you don't want to shell out for the pegboard fittings (or use zip ties as mentioned above) then why not create a colourful and customisable display with coloured pencils and string:

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Pegboard can even be used in your closet. Painted the same colour as your wall it will virtually disappear but sitll offer lots of useful storage.

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How much more versatile is the pegboard in this utility room, rather than pieces of furniture to hold the tools?

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Have I sold you on pegboard? If not, don't worry, there are other ways of using your walls.

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Towel racks are not just for towels. They can be used to hang things off and prop things up.

This crafter uses a towel rail and laundry hooks to keep crafty bits handy and visible:

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Small towel rails are handy for storing pot lids:

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Or why not use one at the sink or in the laundry room to hang spray bottles:

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Keep all of our baking utensils handy on a towel rail, creating an adorable display at the same time:

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A towel rail provides useful storage in a utility room or shed:

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Endless possibilities arise when you combine towel rails and S-hooks - in this case the combination creates jewellery storage:

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Back to the craft room and some craft punch storage:

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These towel rails are narrow enough to fit unobtrusively behind a door but provide lots of handbag storage (again coupled with S-hooks):

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A single towel rail is the perfect place to store a beautiful quilt:

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Attach a towel rail underneath a wall cabinet in the laundry room for a drying rack:

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Have a lot of headbands? Install a small towel bar:

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Get out those S-hooks and hang a bunch of baskets for heaps of storage:

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Use a double towel rail and add some fabric for decorative book storage:

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Use a towel rail and S-hooks to keep your pots and pans handy:

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If you don't have a towel rail, use a branch to create one beneath a shelf:

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We attached a towel rail from the ceiling to hang a shower curtain:

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A small towel rail hot-glued to the side of a bedside cabinet provides a place to store a book:

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Part 1 - Logic for your life
Part 2 - Categorising your space
Part 3 - Go vertical
Part 4 - Hooks
Part 5 - Pegboard and towel rails
Part 6 - Doors
Part 7 - Magnets, ends and bottoms
Part 8 - Tension rods and nooks
Part 9 - Maximising cabinet space
Part 10 - Think outside the (storage) box


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1 comment:

  1. All great ideas! I use "s" hooks for my necklaces and it's a great way to store them. Did you know Julia Child stored all her pots on a peg board? Her kitchen is in the Smithsonian :)

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