This post is sponsored by Wall Control… they provided all of the amazing Wall Control products in this post! Don’t worry… I fully believe they are 100% a-m-a-zing!
This little project has been a long time coming… not just a laundry room project, not just a laundry room organization but a complete laundry room makeover. Starting with a simple project that took 5 million weeks to complete… cleaning out this corner and replacing the tiny bookshelf with a built-in cabinet to store all. my. stuff.
Of course, building the cabinet was just the first step. Now I actually have to organize the cabinet! Which is where Wall Control comes in! They have a-m-a-zing metal pegboards and accessories that are designed to hold and store a host of different tools and supplies.
Plus the pegs themselves work on a special system with slots that each peg can lock into… basically this means your peg won’t come free and fling across the room every time you need a tool. Which is kind of the bomb! Of course, it will accept main pegboard accessories as well so no matter what pieces you go with you’ll be able to come up with a solution for your tools.
I spent quite a bit of time researching all the Wall Control attachments and really enjoyed seeing alllll the different ways to set up your pegboard… especially since I’ve already set up quite a few standard pegboards over the years (like this floor to ceiling toolboard in the craft room at my last house or the Cricut pegboard I put together a few weeks ago).
I wanted to get a feeling for how other people were using the Wall Control pieces before I ordered them so that I knew which pieces I should get. Ready to take a look at how I organized this cabinet?
Are you super impressed? It looks absolutely FABULOUS!! I still can’t quite believe I built it! PLUS I put all four of the metal pegboards on drawer slides so that they can slide in and out of the cabinet… which is genius. I literally love how it works! Plus this way I can reach the items on the shelf behind the pegboards.
So it’s kind of a win/win.
Check out how I installed the Metal Wall Control Panels here!
- Gray Metal Pegboard Pack
- 3″ U-Shaped Slotted Pegboard Hook
- 4″ U-Shaped Slotted Pegboard Hook
- Deluxe Slotted Metal Pegboard Accessory Pack
- Magnetic Tool Holder
- Plastic Hanging Pegboard Bin (4x5x3)
- 4IN Deep Slotted Metal Pegboard Shelf
- Slotted Metal Pegboard Aerosol Spray Can Holder
- Drill Holder Storage Rack
Bonus Tip: Keep in mind that while I have quite a few of the Wall Control accessories I definitely don’t have all of them so make sure to check it out for yourself… there may be something not on this list that you just have to have. There’s even a mountable power strip that I didn’t get… but I kind of wish I did!
PLUS Wall Control has a few beginner sets (like this Standard Workbench Metal Pegboard Tool Organizer set) so you can just grab a bundle and go if that’s more your style.
How to Use the Wall Control Hooks:
The hooks are actually pretty easy to use… I didn’t have any problem with mine. You’ll start by sliding the top of the peg into a straight slot. Then push up and you’ll feel it slide into place at the top of the hook.
Once you’ve inserted the top of the peg you’ll continue to push it into place so that the entire bottom of the hook can lock into place. The bottom section has two layers so if the first layer doesn’t engage properly the second one will… which helps with the whole not falling off the pegboard thing.
This little guy is pretty self explanatory but it’s super helpful… it holds your power drills! Of course it would hold other tools as well (anything with a similar base so a reciprocating saw or a multi-tool) and there’s even space above each of the little spots for the batteries.
Which is super helpful!
Of course, if you only have one drill you can use two U-hooks to hold it by itself. But for a few tools this drill holder is a great solution that takes up less space than 3 sets of u-hooks.
It comes with two bars that attach to the pegboard with the same method as the hooks. Then the drill holder portion hangs on the top bar and slides behind the second bar. Just make sure to leave two straight slots between the long anchoring bars and you’re good to go!
BONUS: The thing I love most about all pegboards is that you can organize them however works best for you. I like to group my tools and supplies according to how I use them… so even though I have room on the pegboard I’m using solely for small tools it was easy enough to grab a c-bracket from my multi-pack and hang my right angle power drill attachment right next to my power drills! Love it!
Spray Can Holder
Well this one is pretty fun! It’s the same system as the drill holder above with two long anchoring bars and then the extra spray can holder attachment. Make sure that the top of the spray can holder goes over the top anchoring bar and the bottom slides behind the bottom anchoring bar and you’re all set.
Of course, how you use this little guy is completely up to you. As the name suggests it’s the perfect size for aerosol spray cans but I have more cans of spray paint then I can count (so I would need a lot of these and that wouldn’t be a great use of my pegboard space in this situation. A whole wall of spray cans would be pretty cool though!). I’ve also seen them used to hold spray glues and adhesives which is a great solution if that’s something you reach for often.
I decided to store my prima transfers here instead… it makes it easy enough to grab when I’m working on a furniture piece and they actually fit perfectly in the spaces. Score!
This little guy might just be my absolute favorite piece of the entire system. It’s a magnetic bar that you can place anywhere on your pegboard… think about it. The pegboards are metal which means anything magnetic will just stick to them! That’s what magnetic means after all!
So these little bars aren’t restricted by the placement of the peg holes or slots… instead you’re free to place them wherever you like. Which is great for a system like mine since the supports on the back of the pegboard for the drawer slides to knock an entire row of pegs on the top and bottom out of commission.
Which is worth it but still.
More space is better.
Which is why I grabbed two of these to organize tools I have a lot of but still want at my fingertips. Things like my screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, tape measure and my most used drill bits/drill drivers.
Handle Bracket (Hammer/Mallet Holder)
This little guy came in my multi-pack but if you have lots of things to hang you could easily grab a bunch of them! They’re great to hang anything with a handle… even larger items like shovels or rakes.
These little guys will even hold smaller power drills or flashlights… they’re pretty versatile. I like that they keep my pretty pink hammer and rubber mallet in easy reach while being completely foolproof. The hooks I used on my last pegboard would shift and as a result my hammer would fall quite easily.
Which wasn’t great for the craft storage I had underneath my pegboard… or my toes. This little guy is 100% secure but still gives me easy access. Which is great since I use my rubber mallet allll the time (for putting cast iron pieces together like my antique bed that received a makeover here or even pounding in garden stakes like the ones I used in my recent pallet walkway build.
Regular Pegboard Accessories
Okay y’all so let’s just touch on one little thing here… the fact that not only will these cute little pegboards accept the special Wall Control designed attachments, they’ll also accept any standard pegboard attachment you may already have.
Or maybe want to get!
Things like this cute little cup that has a metal holder with a standard 2-prong pegboard attachment. I actually had this little cup left over from my recent pegboard makeover in the craft room and figured it would come in handy here.
After all no matter how hard I try I never seem to have a pencil handy when I’m working on a project. This little cup gives me the perfect place to put pens and pencils as well as a few more unique items. Like my little (but powerful) pocket work light or my tiny wire brush.
I’m sure there are plenty of other standard pegboard pieces you could add to this little guy to make it 100% unique to your space but for the most part Wall Control provided everything I needed (and more).
Now these are cool! These little guys come with the same anchoring bars as the multi-drill holder and the spray can attachment but instead of large specialty attachments they come with 3 little bins.
You can use these to organize alllll kinds of things but my favorite part is how they attach and de-attach soooo easily. There’s a simple ridge on the back of the bin that fits over the anchoring bar… simply lift the bin up if you want to remove it from the pegboard.
Since I used these bins to organize my most used screws and brad nails that will come in extra handy. Now instead of counting out exactly 53 screws for a project and heading on my merry way I can simply take the entire bin of screws and replace it when I’m done.
So here’s where things get realllllly pegboardy. Yes pegboardy is a word. I decided to take my 4th pegboard and use it as a place to corral all the smaller tools that I use (that can be hung-up). So I grabbed my multi-hook pack and started to hang things.
Starting with my larger items like the reciprocating saw and multi-tool on the bottom… then I moved to smaller tools like my level and squares at the top. This left room for items like clamps and my dad’s special boy scout ax from when he was a little boy.
I will probably add more items to this board as I need or even take things away… that’s the beauty of a pegboard. They don’t have to stay in a permanent position. Plus the shelf in the back gives me room to organize things on the shelf close at hand with their partners that are hanging on the shelf.
Things like my caulk gun and the tubes of caulk or my respirator and my new pink hearing protection. If I can group like items together (things that I’ll use together or at the same time) it makes it much easier to use those items when it comes time.
Shelf with Built in Paper Towel Holder
Ready for a closer look at these little shelves? There are several different versions (bigger ones too!) but since I still needed to be able to fit in between the pegboards to reach the shelves at the back I only went with the smaller ones.
Which is perfect since they are the same width as the shelf with the built-in paper towel holder!
This little baby is definitely the largest attachment I picked up and it protrudes quite a bit from the pegboard BUT in the end that’s definitely worth it. Especially since my little dogs stay in the laundry room while I’m gone (this is essentially their room) and there are always things to be picked up. Paper towels come in quite handy in a dog room.
Plus the shelf gives me room to organize small tools and attachments that won’t necessarily hang on a pegboard… like my drill bits and drivers as well as my little mouse sander.
Of course, you don’t have to use this little guy just for paper towels. You could also hang hangers on this baby for a laundry room shelf! With a few dryer sheets on the shelf it would be the perfect laundry room shelf. Or perhaps necklaces on a jewelry organizer shelf. How cute would that be in a closet?
Ready for the standard shelf? Like I said before these little guys come in a few different sizes 4in, 6in, 9in, and 12in. Plus you can get special dividers or stabilizing brackets for the larger shelves!
Which is pretty cool.
The little 4 inch shelves are the perfect size for me though… they hold a few pieces like my pocket hole tools, WD-40 and tiny paint lids and give me the room I needed for a few of my smaller tools that I reach for too often to put on the larger shelves behind the pegboards.
In my effort to use every single available space I snuck in one of my larger clamps underneath the paper towel bar shelf. It’s out of the way but still easily accessible which is great which I don’t need this clamp toooo often.
Only when I’m using my larger pocket hole drilling pieces!
Of course, in addition to using ever last inch of space there’s also the challenge of finding the right hook, bracket or attachment for each tool. I tried quite a few of the different hooks but finally ended up with 2 u-hooks to hold this little clamp.
They worked perfectly!
Okay y’all keep asking about my pink tools (especially that pink multi-bin organizer) so here’s a list just for you pink lovers out there!
Pink Tools & Supplies:
- Multi-Bin Organizer
- Tape Measure
- Hearing Protection
- Respirator Filters (I use these for resin and paint)
- Eye Protection
- Extension Cord
- Dog Kennels