Monday, August 22, 2011

Makeover Monday {Just a Touch of Gray}

It's a makeover kind of Monday. I hope everyone had a fun filled weekend and is ready to see what Rachel from Just a Touch of Gray has in store for us. If you haven't checked out her blog and home tour be sure you do so immediately (after reading her posts of course). She has great style and her home is elegant and sophisticated. Take it away Rachel.

Hi there! I'm Rachel Gray from {Just a Touch of Gray} and I'm so excited to be guest posting in Megan's Makeover Monday series! Today I'm going to share with you our living room makeover. You see hubs and I bought a fixer upper last summer... a 1960 ranch to be exact. We have been dedicated to renovating and decorating "one room at a time", hence my tagline. We first laid a good foundation by having the floors refinished (and stained darker), changing out all interior doors, as well as ripping out and replacing all the baseboards, window trim, door trim, etc. That in itself instantly (well after a lot of work) launched our little ranch more into the 21st century.

Here is what we started with...

Floors patched and sanded...

Ta-dah! Just ignore the clashing wood tones for a sec and look at those floors!!!

Then it was time to do something about those paneled walls. I mean at this point you'd think we lived in a cabin in the mountains! We wanted needed to change that ASAP, but wanted to try something a little different. Since our paneling is real wood (not that fake paneling you see sometimes) we wanted to keep the integrity of the wood but lighten the room at the same time. Our solution... a white wash.

You can read more about the white wash process {here}

Then is was on to the fun part... decorating. This was the first time hubs and I got to decorate and furnish a room from start to finish (no hand me down furniture here). We had such a great time make this room 100% us. So without further adieu....


There you have it! Hope you enjoyed seeing our living room transpire! 
You can read more about out living room makeover and see lots more pics {here}.

Hope you all have a fabulous week! Thanks again for having me Megan! 


  1. I love this room. Rachel did such an amazing job!

  2. A gorgeous makeover the color of the wood floors!!

  3. Wow! Impressive work! It can really inspire many people. You need to have the "vision" of this woman! :-)

    Fantastic, Rachel!


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  4. Thank you for featuring our living room today, Megan! Hope you have a great week! :)

  5. I absolutely love what Rachel has done with her home so far and can't wait to see more!

  6. Rachel's transformed living room is quite the mirrored furniture and all the accessories..looks like a different room altogether.

  7. i LOOOOVE the whitewash on the floor...what a transformation!
    Stop by

  8. I absolutely adore this makeover! AMazing transformation!

  9. What a difference! It's a lovely space, and I really like how you've flanked the hearth with those two chests. Beautiful.

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  12. Love Rachel's blog and the gorgeous renovations she and her husband have done so far...I can't wait to see what they do next.

  13. This room looks amazing;)
    Love it,good job!
    Your blog is great;)

    Lovely greetings...

  14. They did a wonderful job with this room! Great transformation! Lovely blog, a new follower.

    P/S: By the way, I am hosting a fab giveaway. Come by and enter for a chance to win a beautiful and personalized necklace courtesy of SimaG Jewelry!


  15. Now that's a great before and after... AWESOME!

  16. love the sectional sofa. can you tell me where you puchased it. the room is lovely

  17. Where did younpurchase the sofa? Love it!!