The stylish pegboard | A master of disguise

I’ve already mentioned in a previous post  that this year our family are fortunate enough to be part of the testing team for the Great Little Trading Company.

It’s a company that I’ve genuinely always loved and it’s fab to be able to say that we’re part of their family. They’re a really lovely company to work with, they offer fantastic work, rest and play solutions for children and the quality of their products is fabulous.

What’s not to love about that?

Plus I’m really excited to share our thoughts on the products we’re testing. As with anything I ever write on my blog, I promise 100% honesty at all times, so you’ll be getting a genuine opinion.

So far, we’ve focussed on the little star book ledges and been very impressed with those.

They’ve fast become part of a little bedtime ritual for the boys; favourite books, sippy cup and a selection of animals are all carefully placed in each shelf before they go to sleep each night, in readiness for when they awake in the morning.

But the next thing I wanted to share with you is something that’s ambiguous in who — and what — it was designed for.

It’s a pegboard wall organiser.

Aah — office — I hear you cry.

And yep — you could be right. It would work beautifully in an office. It has a pen pot and a stationery ledge plus all manner of other nifty little features that would be perfect in a home office or study.

Kitchen perhaps?

Again, it would be really, really useful in the kitchen. It comes complete with a cork-board for timetables and receipts — plus a little chalkboard for reminders or love notes (whatever takes your fancy on whichever day).

But it’s so super stylish that I *guarantee* if this graces your home — even though it’s been designed for the younger members of our families — you’ll covet it for yourself and will eventually steal it.

Because, friends, this isn’t any old pegboard wall organiser — oh no.

This pegboard wall organiser can be styled any which way you like and will happily sit in any home environment.

My boy saw it and immediately claimed it it for his shed; *apparently* he could keep seed packets, string and other bits of gardening paraphernalia in it and write his planting schedule on the blackboard.

I, on the other hand, had other ideas.

Hello jewellery organiser!

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My dresser top is usually a mass of bottles and a tangle of jewellery — not the good stuff, I’ve very little of that — but I’m a massive fan of costume jewellery and seem to have amassed quite a lot of it, over the years.

As a result there are huge knots of necklaces or little piles of earrings, littering the surface.

Until now.

You see, this Great Little Trading pegboard wall organiser is a master of disguise.

Whilst it’s the perfect addition to a child’s bedroom, home office, family kitchen — or even a shed — it also makes the most amazing jewellery tidy.

I covered the cork-board with some fabric that I’d received in the goody-bag at last year’s Britmums conference.

Really simple — no sticking or gluing involved — I cut the fabric to a couple of mm larger than the cork, then tucked the edges down between the cork and the frame with a ruler.

Super-easy and gives the pegboard a lovely feminine look plus — because it’s not glued down — it can be taken off when someone else steals the pegboard for their shed own use.

I used little butterfly pins to secure my earrings to the cork and Bob’s your uncle.

The pegboard comes with 13 little pegs — some of these were used for fixing the cork-board and ledges (perfect for housing perfume bottles and fresh flowers) — but the rest were excellent for hanging necklaces.

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To say I’m impressed with the pegboard is an understatement. It has so many fab little design features.

It usually costs £75 — which is almost double the price of my Block medium pegboard — but the quality is most definitely what you’re paying for and I think it’s well worth the price.

It’s an impressive 60mm x 60mm and feels chunky and sturdy and I love the fact that it has boards, pots and shelves—included in the price — that you can reconfigure to suit your needs.

Plus at the moment GLTC have a sale on at the moment and you can pick up this little beauty for a bargainous £37!!

Hurry hurry!! You don’t want to miss out.

I am proud to be a GLTC testing team member this year but all thoughts, words and images, as ever, are entirely my own.

Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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58 Comments

  1. 19th April 2016 / 6:20 pm

    I like the addition of the material, and the butterfly pins are very cute indeed. What a bargain they are in the sale. Thanks for the tip!

    • 25th April 2016 / 2:14 pm

      SUCH a bargain! You can’t go wrong for £37.50. I think I’m going to buy another!! ;)

  2. 19th April 2016 / 11:48 pm

    You are so clever! What a great idea using it for a jewellery organiser (far too good for the shed, sorry OH!). I’ve got my bf laser-cutting me a peg board at the moment for my office (sorry Block and GTC – needs must) so I might just have to get him to make me a jewellery tidy too. Good work Caro!

    • 25th April 2016 / 2:17 pm

      What an amazing idea Molly!! I love the the thought that you’re going to have a bespoke pegboard! Has your BF got a laser cutter? I’d give my right arm for one!!

        • 29th April 2016 / 10:58 am

          OHMYGOD MOLLY!! WHY didn’t I know this?????!!!!!!!!! I use a cutter in Cheltenham at the mo for my papercuts — miles away so the fact that you’re in Devon means nothing — I am always looking for people to work closely with on my designs!!! I WISH I lived closer — I’d love to learn how to use the laser myself. One day — when I’ve made my fortune from blogging — I’ll have my own ;) I’m going to email him!!!!!!

  3. 20th April 2016 / 8:42 pm

    Such a great idea! I’m ready to have another play with mine and give it a new theme- I love being inspired by what others have done with theirs! x

    • 25th April 2016 / 12:22 pm

      They’re so fab aren’t they? I think I’m going to do Dickie’s garden shed idea next!! See if it works or not. The only thing is, if it DOES work, he might want to keep it!! ;)

  4. A Mum Track Mind
    20th April 2016 / 10:39 pm

    That is so gorgeous – I just love what you have done with it. Super pretty! Lucky you getting to work with such a fab brand!

    • 25th April 2016 / 12:16 pm

      Aah thanks lovely — and yes — we feel so very lucky to be on their testing team this year. They’re absolutely lovely to work with :)

  5. Kerry Norris
    21st April 2016 / 7:21 am

    Wow what a clever hack. I’d have never had said it was from there. Great idea and a good price too x

    • 25th April 2016 / 12:15 pm

      Such a good price isn’t it? £37.50 is a bargain for what it is! :)

  6. 21st April 2016 / 3:10 pm

    Ahh i love this, you’ve dressed it so beautifully. I could also see how it would fit into every room in the house. It looks stunning with the fabric tucked into it (what a nifty idea btw). I am a fan of corkboards but always usually settle for the standard brown ones from Wilko aha i think this would be a great investment!

    • 25th April 2016 / 12:09 pm

      Thanks lovely! I was amazed when it arrived — much bigger and better quality than I’d imagined. A bargain at the mo too!

  7. 21st April 2016 / 7:28 pm

    That page board is so beautiful. It’s been done up so gorgeous.

  8. 22nd April 2016 / 3:01 pm

    I saw this over on your Instagram feed, and managed to resist, but now having seen more pictures, I am sold! I love it xx

    • 25th April 2016 / 12:05 pm

      They’re amazing. Really lovely and chunky — and a steal at the mo cos it’s half price!! ;)

  9. 22nd April 2016 / 10:24 pm

    Oh cool, you’ve really shown how versatile a peg board can be! I immediately think of home office when you say peg board – how wrong was I! xx

    • 25th April 2016 / 12:00 pm

      I immediately thought of office too but it’s SO versatile SUCH great quality too :)

  10. 23rd April 2016 / 8:57 pm

    I need more stuff like that in my life. Mainly because we don’t have that much storage in the house and this would definitely tidy up things. I got a book shelf off them last year and it works brilliant.

    • 25th April 2016 / 11:59 am

      They do some lovely stuff don’t they?! The pegboard is amazing!!!!

  11. 27th April 2016 / 6:19 am

    Spooky! I am looking to add a pegboard to my daughter’s new bedroom to put above her desk. We want it to be white as well so this looks lovely. I love GLTC…We have had some great things over the years (Their wooden kitchen was my absolute fave).

    The offer is a very good price too. Thanks for sharing. #HomeEtc

    • 29th April 2016 / 10:40 am

      They’ve got some FAB products for desks/workspaces Jane!! The pegboard is fabulous but they’ve also got desk tidies which are fabulous!

  12. 27th April 2016 / 7:13 am

    £37 is a really good price!! I made one for Charlie and she loves it. Though I need to take it down not because she’s moving rooms! It’s going to be like musical bedrooms in this house over the next few months. The flowers look very pretty against the white of the board xxx

    • 29th April 2016 / 10:34 am

      Such a good price isn’t it?! You can’t say no at that price!! Aaah I LOVE a good bedroom shuffle!! Does this mean you’ll have lots of ‘new bedroom’ posts to link up with us lovely? ;) xx

  13. Gemma
    27th April 2016 / 8:06 am

    This is such a good idea! I’d never think of using a pegboard in this way but it looks great!

    The British Feather – Life, Travel, Beaty & Home Decor

    • 29th April 2016 / 10:33 am

      Thanks so much Gemma! Pegboards definitely shouldn’t be resigned to the office ;)

  14. 27th April 2016 / 9:51 am

    I saw this pegboard on their website and really loved it. I was meant to come along to the Great Little Trading bloggers event on Sunday but I couldn’t make it :(

    #HomeEtc

    • 29th April 2016 / 10:32 am

      We were there on Saturday — it was amazing Nancy — you’re London based though aren’t you? Definitely worth popping down for a look-see one day! They’ve got some gorgeous stuff!

  15. 27th April 2016 / 10:39 am

    THis is amazing, I so love blogging to see how creative you all are!! I would never think of doing this, it’s beautiful! What a bargain too X #HomeEtc

    • 29th April 2016 / 10:31 am

      Aah thanks lovely — and you’re right — what a bargain!! :)

  16. 27th April 2016 / 1:33 pm

    What a fab styling idea – so innovative! I would like one of these for my future home office corner as I enjoy spot of sewing and thought it would be good for holding scissors, etc too. Must grab one before they sell out! K x

    • 29th April 2016 / 10:30 am

      YES!!! It would be an AMAZING little sewing station Keira! Lots of room for all your bits and bobs :)

  17. 27th April 2016 / 1:35 pm

    I have my eye on this pegboard for many rooms, when I saw it in store I fell even harder in love – this is by far the nicest way I have seen it used so far – love xx

    • 29th April 2016 / 10:29 am

      They’re FAB aren’t they? I absolutely love all GLTC products — such beautiful quality x

  18. 27th April 2016 / 3:39 pm

    What a great idea! We are very VERY slowly working our way through renovating our house, as and when we finally get to the bedroom I will most certainly be stealing this idea! (I already have several of the items you have on the peg board so it seems meant to be!) Thanks for letting me link up :-)

    • 29th April 2016 / 10:29 am

      Aah it’s definitely meant to be!! I’d have one in every room to be honest! :) And you are very, very welcome — we’re delighted to have you linking up! xx

  19. 27th April 2016 / 5:17 pm

    Love it Caro, this is just the sort of thing that keeps me awake at night if I don’t make the purchase!! Especially when it’s on sale! I agree that the GLTC make fab, great quality products, they were always my go-to for Christmas presents when the children were small, you just can’t go wrong. (And their storage is to die for!) #HomeEtc

    • 29th April 2016 / 10:28 am

      Me to Sue!! Such a bargain — you can’t say no at £37.50 can you?! ;) x

  20. 27th April 2016 / 8:02 pm

    You’re a clever lady Caro, it looks fantastic and I would definitely be keeping it for that purpose rather than passing it onto the kids…or in the shed (the horror!) I love the fabric on the cork board, I think I might do something similar to the cork board in Lucas’ room, what a great idea! xx

    • 29th April 2016 / 10:27 am

      I think they’re wasted on the kids quite frankly!! ;) MUCH better kept for us :) xx

  21. 27th April 2016 / 9:45 pm

    Love this…. although I think i ma the only person without a pegboard in my life! And after seeing this I think I need one for a certain little ladies jewellery collection or I quite fancy one for my office (still be organised!) Love GLTC too and so great your sharing you fave pieces with us. #HomeEtc.

    • 29th April 2016 / 10:26 am

      This one is a particularly good one Bon! The Block ones are nice but the quality is nowhere near as good as the GLTC — PLUS it comes with all the fab shelves and accessories ;)

  22. 28th April 2016 / 12:16 pm

    Oh my gosh that is so cute, and a great idea. It is lovely to have your jewellery on show too. All the colours look really fun but stylish too.

    • 29th April 2016 / 10:17 am

      It’s SO nice to have your jewellery on show isn’t it? I forget what I have when it’s in boxes! Much nicer to see it all in front of you! :)

  23. 28th April 2016 / 4:47 pm

    Love this so much! I have a small boy who regularly borrows my necklaces, so this would be perfect for me and you are right the GLTC stuff is great.

    • 28th April 2016 / 8:29 pm

      It’s fab isn’t it! Why should these lovely things be kept for the kids?! ;)

  24. 28th April 2016 / 9:54 pm

    I love what you’ve done with your board, Caro. I agree with it being a much more substantial board than the block one and the added accessories make it a winner in my eyes. I haven’t had a play around with ours for a couple of weeks. Time to remedy that!!

    • 29th April 2016 / 10:14 am

      Aah thanks pet. I LOVE these boards — the quality is amazing isn’t it? Looking forward to doing some more stylising with it, as the year rolls on ;)

  25. 3rd May 2016 / 9:59 am

    It looks stunning Caro and what a lovely addition with the material. Now you’ll never lose anything again! :) Jess xx

    #HomeEtc

  26. 3rd May 2016 / 4:14 pm

    Wow what a fab use for the peg board. I love the little shelf for the flowers and the addition of the fabric.

    It looks fabulous.

    Carly X
    #HomeEtc

  27. 3rd May 2016 / 8:34 pm

    That is fantastic. I LOVE the fact that you can use it for so many things and that you can configure it exactly as you want it. And I love the use of that fabric, it really does give it a lovely feminine touch. Please don’t let your boy steal it for his shed. This was obviously meant to be used to store your jewellery. You could argue that it is it’s purpose in life. And I want your jewellery collection. Totally amazing! Thanks for hosting #HomeEtc. I hope you will forgive me for the fact that it has taken me so long to comment. Hugs Lucy xxxx

    • 5th May 2016 / 9:10 pm

      Thanks lovely!! I think I may actually buy him one — I can really see that it would look good with all his gardening bits and bobs. I might challenge myself to another style-off and see what it looks like!!! ;)

  28. 8th May 2016 / 8:59 pm

    Well claimed! Love it with your jewellery on – your boy will just have to get his own hey? Thanks for hosting x

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