Take our simple pegboard kit and add a pop of color using this wood dye method for a useful little command center in your home.
We don’t have any sort of ‘command center’ in our house and we were in desperate need of one. This has been a game changer. Plus, it’s so cute! I love the look of dark, emerald green against natural wood. It almost looks like an art piece and I am here for it!
Wood dye pegboard supplies:
Dyeing wood is really fun, but it can go wrong if you don’t keep an eye on it! First thing you want to do is fill a pot with hot water. I filled mine enough that the wood pieces could be fully submerged. That wasn’t very much water, maybe 3 inches deep. I like to use hot water because they dye seems to dissolve better. If you’re using rain water or something, room temperature should be fine, it just may take longer to see a color as rich as mine here.
I opted to dye a few wood pieces so there was an accent of dark green. If you have a container large enough, you could also dip part of the circle in the dye! I think this would look really pretty too.
When you are dyeing wood, the wood is going to absorb the water. I suggest letting it dry before arranging your peg board. Also keep in mind, your wood may have shifted shape a bit. For example my example my pegs had expanded a bit so I had to really put my muscle into getting them where I’d like them, but eventually they did work! If it’s having a really hard time getting in there, use a hammer lightly to get it where it needs to go.
I left my wood pieces in the dye for about 4 hours. I flipped, rotated and rearranged them in the dye pot a few times so that the color was as even as possible. Remove the wood and pat dry.
The fun thing about these pegboards is you can set up your command center to whatever suits you! I wanted a little shelf for my air pods, two key holders for our two cars, and a long shelf for a little plant and my sunglasses.
Are you also eyeing that cute keychain? Learn how to make your own wood beaded key rings here!
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