Our Julia Child DIY Kitchen Project

We’ve been in the new home for almost 4 months now and still the necessary things (curtains and curtain rods for one) are being done as well as our own special touches here and there .  Today we went all out with our homage to the great Julia Child.  Here are the materials and supplies we used:

3 Heavyweight 16″x48″ diamond plate steel pegboards

1 Stud locator

1 Laser level

4 Packets of 1/4 inch storage hooks

1 Drill with drill bit and screwdriver bit

1 Step stool

1 Pencil

1 Eraser

Elbow grease

Now here is what Julia’s famous kitchen looked like with the kitchen pegboards her husband put up for her.

(Image from pursuitist.com)

And here is my kitchen pegboard that DH and I put up together.  The hardest part of this entire DIY was finding the studs, marking a level line and me holding up the panels while DH screwed them into the wall.  Once the first panel was done the other two were easy.  I’ve added a few more items since I took this photo.  I hope Julia would’ve liked it 🙂



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  1. #1 by Timothy Price on March 19, 2016 - 7:52 pm

    I have a stud finder, but it constantly goes off whenever I’m near it, so it’s kind of useless for finding 2X4s in walls. Very nice job on the organizer. I really like the plate steel pegboard.

    • #2 by imagesbytdashfield on March 19, 2016 - 7:54 pm

      Thanks and ha ha ha! Debating about putting some sort of trim around it or leaving it as is.

      • #3 by Timothy Price on March 19, 2016 - 8:13 pm

        I think you should leave it as is. It has a nice, finished look.

      • #4 by imagesbytdashfield on March 19, 2016 - 8:15 pm

        I’d have to take a photo of the sides where you can see the lines where they join…the front is perfect as is.

  2. #5 by milfordstreet on March 19, 2016 - 8:43 pm

    I like…but Timothy got to use the stud joke first…darn!

  3. #7 by Ingrid on March 19, 2016 - 9:24 pm

    Nice job. My pots never look nice enough to display. I’m a great stud finder 😉

    • #8 by imagesbytdashfield on March 20, 2016 - 4:08 pm

      Thanks. I took the colander down and put up my mothers old old old black iron skillet. I try to help people learn how to do this and it’s nothing but stud jokes LOL

  4. #9 by Nancy on March 19, 2016 - 11:10 pm

    Came out beautiful! As for finding studs… No problem.

  5. #12 by allentimphotos2 on March 20, 2016 - 1:06 am

    Very nice job. Are you sending out a dinner invitation to all who comment?

  6. #17 by infraredrobert on March 20, 2016 - 12:03 pm

    Nice job!

  7. #19 by etomczyk on March 21, 2016 - 9:15 pm

    Looks fantastic! Are you enjoying your new home? We’re having a ball in ours. Just finished having rooms painted and now waiting for the curtains.

    • #20 by imagesbytdashfield on March 22, 2016 - 10:54 am

      The ceiling fans are next I think. Enjoying customizing the place and this project was really fun to do (other than the one misplaced hole DH made that I have to fix)

  8. #21 by ChgoJohn on March 24, 2016 - 11:24 am

    Very nice Teri. I wish I had a blank wall large enough to do that — in my kitchen, of course. The only unused wall space that large is in my bedroom and, well, hanging it there may give guests a faulty impression.

  9. #23 by marcus dilano on March 24, 2016 - 6:21 pm

    Wow.. Nice and a wonderful idea! We are in the process of starting to play out a kitchen remodel. Love this idea. Now just let me try and convince my wife.

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