Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Display Rail System

Thanks for all the encouragement and ideas for my son's big boy bedroom.  I am stumped in a few areas because the room is about 1/3 the size of PB's.  I'm not sure how I am going to make it all fit? 

So as I ponder putting it all together, Nicole helped me start with one of the simplest projects in the room.  PB's Display-it Rail System.  Pottery Barn's is way more intricate, but ours serves the function...and it was 10 dollars for all of it! Yeah!

We started with one and a half rough grade 1x4's .  I was just going to chop them all up, but Nicole stopped me and said... you gotta router them.  I'm glad we did because it finished the boards up nicely.
By the way, I get giddy out there making stuff with her.  Taking ordinary wood and making it extra-ordinary with a few tools.

Instead of painting, I used a stain for a rustic look. 
The cheapest place to find wood pegs was Hobby Lobby. There are 5 in a package for 1.47! 
You can't beat that.

I used a countersink drill bit to make the holes and pounded them in after applying a little wood glue.
For the cork board, I had some squares already on hand.  I had to piece them together so it doesn't look as nice, but it will most likely be covered with something.  I used spray adhesive to adhere the cork board.  To make it blend with the wood , I also rubbed  a little stain all over the cork board.

The worst part is hanging for me.  I hung the board with D Rings onto screws.  I may have Nicole help me put keyholes in the back so they will sit flush against the wall. 

I gathered up some of my son's stuff and made it look pretty!  I printed a few pictures off of  the computer and spray adhesived them to card stock.

One project down and many more to go.  I am moving at the pace of a snail with projects!  My days are full of swimming, cleaning, laundry, cooking, and more cleaning!  Busy, busy with these boys all home, but we are having a good summer! 
I think the project up next is curtains, see you soon! :)


gail@My Repurposed Life said...

great job Candace! I love the stained look. Very masculine. ;)
fabulous price on those pegs! Much higher at orange and blue.


Michael Wurm Jr said...

wow! what a fab, fab idea! love it! this would be great in an office or kitchen too. oh the possibilities!!

Janna said...

You just solved a huge dilemma for me--thanks for sharing this post! My daughter's room has a huge blank wall that I haven't been able to figure out what to do with. This rail system would be just the thing, and I love the corkboard idea for pinning up her favorite drawings. Now if I could just find the time.... :-)

~ Regan said...

You did a super job on these!! ;) I think your son knew just who do ask! Can't wait to see what you do with the curtains!

Unknown said...

Wow! Great home version of PB's. I think you "nailed" it. :)

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One Crafty Chick's Creations said...

That is a great idea! Thanks for posting it!

Unknown said...

Great ideas for the Display rail system, I am looking for ideas to update my girls' room and our home. Just stopped by on Friendly Friday.

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

I love how you made this wall display. I know that my son would love it!
Great redo on your sons room!

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