Creating interest with painted beadboard walls in the laundry room. Gothic Iron is a moody gray with blue undertones.
I’m predicting 2021 to be the year of color. Before we moved into our home the walls were all painted white – a clean slate + fresh start. Slowly I’ve incorporated a feature wall and color in some of the rooms. The next room on my list – the laundry room!
Ace Hardware released the Clark+Kensington 2021 Color Trends and they are stunning! I fell in love with Gothic Iron, a dark gray color with bluish undertones, and decided to implement the color with bead board in our laundry room. The color is rich and gorgeous, packing the perfect punch for the space.
I was able to order all my paint, supplies, a new utility sink and accessories all on AceHardware.com for curbside pickup! You choose in-store pickup, curbside pickup, or store delivery for a convenient and quality shopping experience. Curbside pickup was great – once I placed the order on their website, I drove to my local ACE, parked right outside of the store, and had all my purchases brought out to my car safely.
DIY Painted Laundry Room Beadboard Walls
Materials + Tools Used:
- Circular Saw
- Jig Saw (outlet cutouts)
- Nail Gun
- Nail Hole Filler
- Paint – Clark+Kensington Gothic Iron in Satin
- Paint Brush
- Painter’s Tape
Ace has everything you need to get started on your project.
For reference, here is the laundry room before. Nothing wrong with it at all! Adding trim and wall paneling is just a way to level up the dimension and interest in a space.
I started by cutting some leftover beadboard to size. [I used 5’ as my size from floor to top trim.] After locating the studs, nail the wall panel into the studs. I finished the beadboard with a piece of 1×2 trim and outside corner trim.
Next you’ll want to caulk your seams – wherever the trim/beadboard meets the wall and baseboard. Beadboard seams and nail holes were filled with nail hole filler and sanded smooth when dry.
Now you get to prep for paint! The paint color is the best part of this project! The Clark+Kensington paint is a high quality paint + primer in one.
For bathrooms and laundry rooms it’s recommended to use a satin finish making it easier to wipe clean.
I started by taping off the trim and hand painting the baseboards and door.
I opted to use my paint sprayer to paint the beadboard panels. The paint sprays into the grooves and details much quicker than doing it by hand.
For the paint sprayer method, you will need to tape and plastic off the space surrounding to accommodate for overspray. Next, add your Clark+Kensington Paint + Primer to the sprayer container and thin with the recommended water.
The finish of this paint and sprayer combo is FLAWLESS.
After much debate we decided to put the utility sink back into the laundry room. Ace has several reasonably priced utility sinks to choose from along with all the necessary parts, accessories and faucets to complete the job.
I am loving the laundry room now! I may actually spend time here folding laundry…maybe.
For more information about Ace Hardware, visit www.acehardware.com and check out their Paint Studio to get your project started.