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
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!