Pegboard is everywhere-panels, hooks, doodads, you name it. Every hand tool in the hardware store is hanging on pegboard. Every bag of bolts, roll of duct tape and tin of Tic Tacs at the checkout counter-pegboarded. Even the pegboard hooks hang on pegboard hooks. But that should come as no surprise. Retailers want a display system that's sturdy, easy to rearrange and adaptable-the same qualities you need in your work spaces at home.
Dress It Up - Most pegboard comes in two colors�boring white and boring brown. But it doesn't have to stay that way. Roll on a coat of primer followed by gloss or semigloss paint (glossy paints are easier to wipe clean). Apply light coats so you don't clog the holes. Then snazz it up with a frame. After we attached our pegboard to a 1x3 frame, we added corner blocks and trim with hot-melt glue�no fancy miter cuts or fasteners needed.