More on that metal wall

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Thanks for all your of wonderful comments, emails, tweets & pins on our laundry room :) I’m so glad that it’s finished and ready to move on to another space… but before we do, we got a couple of questions on the metal wall. I had to force convince Mr. SCC to sit down and do a little Q&A time to get you the answers – so let’s get to gettin’!

Amy of The Salvage Collection said… okay, that is one hot laundry room now. i love the corrugated metal…but was it crazy expensive?? 

regardless, it looks AMAZING!

Hi Amy! Thanks so much! We were lucky our local lumberyard got a discount on several sheets of this metal from their supplier, so we were able to purchase it at below regular cost. We paid less than $10 a sheet for 10 ft. sheets, one sheet did two panels under the cabinet. We used a total of 3 sheets – making the entire wall $30 plus three 1×4 pine pieces (total) at the top at bottom that were $2.25 each – so we put up the entire wall including trim for less than $40. Because bead board is $25 per sheet, it would have taken 3 sheets, the metal option was about half the price of bead board. I just love a good bargain, don’t you?

Terry said… I’m really loving the metal wall, was it hard to cut? I think this might be one to show the hubby so we can recreate our laundry room!

Hi Terry! So glad you love it :) Mr. SCC cut the metal by measuring (of course), then marking it with a Sharpie across where he needed to cut. He then used a metal blade on his Skill Saw (circular saw), and wearing gloves while handling it. He didn’t “finish” the edges, because they are covered with the trim, no worries after installation. It wasn’t any harder than cutting bead board. Gotta love projects that don’t require “special” tools!

Decor To Adore said… I absolutely love your laundry room! Oh the metal on the wall is my favorite. Question: I am curious about the metal versus damp/wet clothing resulting in rust spots. Did you just use a liner of some sort to avoid this?

Hi Laura, Thank you! Luckily, I have a real metal expert to help me answer this question. My BFF works in the metal industry and tells me that it would take YEARS of use before the galvanized metal garbage can would rust. I didn’t use a liner at all, and I’m hoping with the pretty new space, I don’t leave laundry sitting around long enough to test her expertise :)

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On a non-metal related note, I also got this question:

Frugal Home Designs said… Great job! Can you tell me what color black you used to paint your door?

Thanks! Sure, I used Glidden’s Onyx – it’s not too dark, but definitely black. Good black paint is almost as hard as good white paint, huh?

And one last question…

SimplySalvage said… Whoa! LOVE it! Can i come do my laundry at your house? :)

Absolutely! Come on over and I’ll have a glass fresh sweet tea waiting for ya :)

I hope this answers all your questions… if you have any more you can leave a comment or shoot me an email – I’m always here to answer whenever I can!

About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.

Comments

  1. Hi Gina, I havent seen the full laundry yet as i have been hectic finishing up a few of my own diy projects, but i love that you actually answer some of the questions left on your blog comments, i know now why i joined your followers, you are too sweet!
    smiles
    Paola

  2. I am so loving this corrugated metal. I am definitely keeping this in mind. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Wow! The wall is so unique! The first time I saw corrugated metal used for interiors was at Chipotles restaurant! So fun and adds alot of shimmer and chic to your room!!

  4. Hi i’m Heather! I have a question for you! Please email me :)
    HeatherVonSJ[at]gmail[dot]com

  5. Hi i’m Heather! I have a question for you! Please email me :)
    HeatherVonSJ[at]gmail[dot]com

  6. Gosh, such a pretty space and I loved the Q&A!

  7. Great questions. It is wonderful that so many people love it, isn’t it? xo Diana

  8. This is what we’re (i.e. ME) thinking about for our own laundry room. Thanks for the post, so I can show my other half exactly what I’ve been thinking about.

  9. What kind of metal is that? What was its original purpose? We have a metal roof and the grooves are much wider. I like the skinnier grooves of the metal you used…

  10. Beth Graham says:

    Love the corrogated metal idea. Makes it feel like the old washboard and basin, but still has a fresh new feel as well. Very smart

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