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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24 Responses to Our Julia Child DIY Kitchen Project

  1. Timothy Price says:

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

  3. Ingrid says:

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

  4. Nancy says:

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

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

  6. etomczyk says:

    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.

  7. ChgoJohn says:

    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.

  8. 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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