House Tour - Second House

Our Second Home

We moved into our second home in September of 2013 and sold it in May of 2017. Our second house was approximately 2700 square feet and featured 4 bedrooms (we utilized 3 bedrooms and an office), 3 bathrooms, multiple outdoor areas, and a little over 3 acres of land. 

In the front of the house we painted the front door, updated the flower beds with black rubber mulch, bushes and plants. We installed new exterior farmhouse lights and uplighting.

In the foyer, we painted and hung some art on the walls and upgraded the chandelier. We removed the engineered wood flooring and installed laminate in the entire house. We also painted a vintage dresser and added in a vintage rug.

In the dining room, we painted, purchased a dining table and chairs, and hung some art on the walls. We also installed a new light fixture. After our daughter was born, we converted this space into a playroom.

In the large living area, we painted and removed a bulky built-in to create a space for the mounted tv. We painted the fireplace hearth, installed new fans and hung curtains to frame the large windows to the backyard.

In the kitchen and breakfast area, we painted, removed the tile flooring and installed laminate, updated the light fixture, installed a new faucet, and painted the pantry door.

On the large back porch, we setup a lounging and dining area.

In the laundry room, we painted the walls and cabinets, installed board and batten, installed new tile floor, and purchased a washer and dryer.

In the master bedroom, we removed the carpet and installed laminate flooring, updated the fan, and painted.

In the master bathroom we only got around to painting!

In my office/ guest room, we painted and installed laminate flooring and updated the fan.

In the hall bathroom, we installed new tile flooring, shiplap on the walls, and updated the vanity, faucet, and mirror.

In the guest room, we painted, installed laminate flooring and updated the fan.

In the nursery, we painted, installed laminate flooring, installed an Ikea PAX system in the closet, wallpapered an accent wall, and installed a fan.

In the guest/our daughter's bathroom, we painted the walls and vanity, and updated lighting.



  1. Your house looks great!! Love your screened in porch!

  2. Your house is a dream! That first picture of the exterior with that long driveway is gorgeous! I love the wood detailing, doorways, and that long screen porch. So much can be done with this home! I just found you blog and can't wait to see more from you.

  3. What a gorgeous abode! I gotta say, you certainly know how to pick a home. I can tell it's in a lovely neighborhood as well. After all, your home looks like it's located in a lovely area. Anyway, thanks for sharing that dream of a home. Kudos and all the best!

    Sheldon Ward @ Brett Halvorson & Associates

  4. Hey Shannon! Can I ask where you got your white chairs around the dining room table? Thanks!


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