For much of its life pegboard has served as a quaint, humble, one-size-fits-all solution to storage and organization for general stores, novelty shops, sheds, garages and you name it. Recently, however, we’ve seen pegboard moving out of craft closets and sewing rooms to add texture and visual interest to many other areas of the home.
This pegboard headboard above we spotted on Our Fifth House is a brilliant example of how folks are beginning to poke holes in the utilitarian wood product’s “unattractive” rep. We also loved the mix and match play of patterns, prints and fabrics in the accessories – and the way the Union Jack high head board gives a more expansive feel (and Union Jacks are definitely in these days.) Read on and you may find that there’s a whole lot more you can do with pegboard than you ever imagined.
What is pegboard? Pegboard is actually a brand name that is now used as the generic term for perforated hardboard. Made from a mixture of wood fiber, resin and linseed oil baked at an extremely high temperature, this lightweight wood product has high impact resistance, rigidity and tensile strength [Wikipedia]. Today, you can find pegboard in a variety of materials, including wood pegboard, metal pegboard and plastic pegboard.