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Grey House: Renovating a 160-year old Victorian.
Living room lightbox.

What started as a boring living room turned into a Scandinavian-inspired light box with unique paneling, bold industrial furnishings, and a huge DIY floor mirror.

Big original windows. Open to the entry hall.

Three big windows with 160-year old glass were the only real asset of this bare room. Stained wood floors, missing trimwork, and a lack of ornament left it feeling forgettable.

Paneling installed.

To give the room some character, we applied plywood paneling cut into strips to create a shiplap effect. The lower section is arranged in a horizontal brick pattern, while the upper section runs vertically. Everything received a unifying coat of bright white paint.

Buck relaxes on his Chesterfield.

Buck relaxes on our Higgins Chesterfield sofa, with Chris' antique camera collection behind.

Antique dresser. Butterfly chairs. DIY floor mirror.

The room features vintage finds, like a metal Army supply cabinet housing Chris' collection of antique cameras, a rusty metal dresser pulled from a Texas sanitarium, and a coffee table created from old dining table parts found in a barn in Iowa.

Rex lamp.

Our Rex brass lamp resting on a metal dresser.


We built a huge floor mirror using inexpensive bathroom mirrors, plywood, and some lattice. See how to build your own on our show Roger That.

Bright and happy living room. Our beloved Chesterfield. Antique cameras. Buck. Photo by Alec Hemer.

Buck enjoys the afternoon sun. Photo by Alec Hemer.

Flowers on the coffee table. Photo by Alec Hemer.

Garden cuttings from the coffee table. Photo by Alec Hemer.

View from the entry.


Colors SW 7757 High-Reflective White, Sherwin-Williams
SW 7015 Repose Gray, Sherwin-Williams
Professional painting, CertaPro Painters
  Higgins Chesterfield sofa
From $2,199, Roger + Chris
Thonet Chair Thonet Era chair in turquoise
$299, DWR
Butterfly chair BKF Butterfly chair
$250, Circa50
IKEA Chair Ektorp Jennylund armchair
$229, IKEA
Window Treatments
Blind Roller Shades in Elements Raven
$135, Smith + Noble
Rex Rex Brass Desk Lamp
$169, Roger + Chris
Rocket Rocket Brass Accent Lamp
$120, Roger + Chris

What do you think of the transformation? Have questions about the projects or where we found supplies? Share your comments and questions below!

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Chris Stout-Hazard
Chris Stout-Hazard · Founder · Roger + Chris · Sharon Springs, NY
Chris Stout-Hazard leads product design and development for Roger + Chris and co-stars with Roger in Roger That. MORE ABOUT Chris Stout-Hazard

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