Sampson was eager to get to work. We painted the board a bright orange-red that closely matches some of our big dutch ovens. We painted it with a nice high-enamel gloss paint to stand up to the banging from the pots and pans. Throughout our pegboard evolution, each one has been painted a similar shade of red. It's the best color for a bright happy kitchen!
We attached spacers in the form of washers to the back of the pegboard using packing tape. This is a monotonous process that involves measuring and matching up the peg-holes to the wall studs. You need spacers so the pegboard hooks have room to go in. Then we screwed the board into the wall studs with finishing washers on the outside. If you want to put up your own pegboard, be sure you're drilling into studs! Cast iron pans are heavy.
And there it is! This board is bigger than ones we've made in the past, but with the luxury of a huge wall, it fits the space nicely. Now I can grab pans quickly and easily instead of digging them out of cabinets. Plus the kitchen is for cooking - what better way to decorate your walls than with your pots and pans?