Thursday, 30 October 2014


Thanks to a recent interest in all things crafty, and a massive spending spree (well you can never stop buying crafting goods). I had a rather large and unruly pile of crafting necessities. Thanks to pintrest and other up-cycling sites and a distinctive lack of moola I've turned decidedly thrifty, not always a good plan when it comes to storage. But after falling in love with pegboards on Pintrest I just had to have one for my craft goodies. But alas I nearly fell at the first hurdle, peg board is rare and very expensive in the UK. I searched high and lo to no avail. Then I found some suitable board languishing in the attic, could I make my own peg board???

Using the board, some undercoat and gloss I already had I set to work measuring and drilling holes. lots of holes! Left will slightly squiggly eyesight and vibration hands from all the drilling I had made it! After painting it and hanging it on the wall, all I had to purchase was some hooks. The end product :

The finishing touches some up cycled spray painted tin cans, an old toast rack and a quick trip to ikea for the baskets. In the end it cost under £15 inc the ikea baskets. A bargain I'd say, all savings going to my ever expanding crafting addiction.

For more upcycling ideas why not try Able Skills who are currently running an upscaling competition for The winning post, as decided by the Able Skills team will win a whopping £250 in Amazon vouchers to spend on whatever you fancy!
There is also a second prize of £100 in Amazon Vouchers to the first runner up
But that’s not all! There are even more chances to win, as our 3rd, 4th & 5th place entrants will each receive £25 in Amazon Vouchers.

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