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Dream up a gorgeous colour scheme for this pegboard then style away!

Minimise clutter with an artfully arranged pegboard in a contrasting two-tone colour scheme. Pop in some pegs, add a shelf or two and then have fun curating your display. When you get tired of it, change it all around!

Make a pegboard

You will need:

Readymade pegboard (ours was 60cm x 90cm) Ruler, pencil and eraser, painter’s masking tape, small roller, Your choice of Resene colours – we used 1 litre each of Resene Triple Duck Egg Blue, and Resene Wild Thing and testpots of Resene Peace and Resene Lazy River, Small paint brushes, Blu-Tack.


 Step one and Step four

  1. Decide on a design and draw it on the board in faint pencil. For a two-tone look, mask off the dividing line, pressing tape down firmly, and paint the lighter colour using a paint roller.

  2. When dry, remove masking tape and mask off the darker area. Paint darker area, let it dry then remove tape. You may need a few coats to get a good, even colour. If your design is more complicated, use the same method, painting a section at a time.

  3. Paint the shelves in your chosen Resene colours. Paint the top and sides first, leave to dry, then paint the bottom. Repeat with another coat.

  4. Hold a peg at a time and paint as much of it as you can using a small brush. Stick Blu-Tack on the end and stand it upright to dry. Once dry, place Blu-Tack on the other end and paint the unpainted end. Leave to dry. You may need 2 coats.


  • For a touch of bling, use Resene FX Metallic testpots on the pegs. They’ll shimmer in the light.
  • If you’re after something different, cover the board in a Resene wallpaper, rather than paint, then carefully cut out the holes with a craft knife.

Resene Triple Duck Egg Blue

Resene Peace

Resene Lazy River

Project, styling and photography by Tanya Wong. 2019

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