To make some more room in my kitchen, I decided to channel my inner Julia Child and move some of my baking stuff from the cupboards to a mostly empty wall to free up cupboard space.
Here’s Julia and her famous pegboard wall.
Since I didn’t want to install pegboard, I decided to take a simpler route and just use nails as hangers.
For this project you will need:
- Lightweight kitchen stuff with holes for hanging. Baking pans, cookie cutters, whatever you want.
- Wrapping Paper
- A pen or pencil.
- Masking Tape
- Nails and/or Screws with heads small enough to fit through the holes in the pans.
- A hammer and/or screwdriver
They’ve started putting grids on the back of wrapping paper which makes it absolutely ideal for this, because you don’t have to measure the distance between things, and to make sure things are level.
Size up the area on your wall, I just unrolled the paper in the spot I wanted it, and cut it at the right length. Now you need to find a large work space, which for me was the floor.
Arrange everything on the paper, I ended up with a big gap so I added the cookie cutters.
Next trace everything on the paper, making sure to mark where the holes are. You can also just take a picture with your phone, but I wanted to get a general idea of how things looked on the wall.
Tape your paper to the wall, you may need some help depending on the size.
Put the nails/screws in right through the paper, if you have thicker items like the cookie cutters, make sure there’s enough nail sticking out to hang them securely.
Carefully pull the paper down, your wall will look like it got attacked by a spiteful child, armed with a hammer and nails. Don’t panic, you’ve done everything correctly. Use the paper, or your reference picture to figure out where you wanted to hang stuff.
And you’re done, you have a functional and decorative wall, that will free up some of your cupboard space.