My [Town] Home: the current tour!

Last week, I gave you a little tour of my new townhome in its "before" state.  It was for sale in addition to being for rent (I am renting), so I was able to grab the listing pictures from the internet.  I have lived here for three months and it is really starting to shape up and feel like home.  Here are the pictures of how the place looks now.  [Note: I am working on adding the before and current pictures to my tab at the top of the blog].

Living Room/Dining Room

The main living area is a huge open space, which I love.  The layout of the room was a challenge though: it's long and narrow, and the television could really only go on the one wall.  I had to play around with furniture placement to have it make sense, and I think it works.  I need to add pictures and get a coffee table or ottoman(s) that work in the space and I'm going to add a shelf over the fireplace as well.  But for now, I am happy with how the room looks and feels. 


The entryway is a small little nook near the front door.  I desperately need to paint that table and I'd like to add a matching larger rug and runner in the space.

Upstairs Deck

I've brought in some furniture and pots up here, as well as an outdoor carpet that I got for a steal at Target.  I am hoping to add a grill soon, too.  


I am doing my best with what I've got in the kitchen.  I added a few rugs and my own things.  I brought in a table and chairs from IKEA for the breakfast area (I am going to paint the chairs white and upholster the seats).  I also added some curtains to the windows.  I hated to block the light, but I needed privacy for sure, since the front kitchen window overlooks the parking lot.  These curtains are translucent, so they block the view but not the light. 

Half Bath

I am so happy with how this space turned out.  Recall that when I moved in, the room was painted purple.  I painted it Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray, which I think is the absolute perfect grey tone.  Because this room has no natural light, I had them cut the color by 50% and I am thrilled with how it looks on the wall.  I added yellow and white accents and some mercury glass.   I removed the old plumbing-supply looking towel bar and relocated the replacement towel ring to the small wall near the sink. I think it makes more sense here.  

Master Bedroom

I am really happy with my bedroom.  I bought a new set: nightstands, bed and dresser, all in a creamy white.  I love how soft and feminine the room is.  I have curtains for the windows - just need to put them up! 

Master Bathroom

I basically just moved my stuff into this space.  I am showing you all the angles so you can appreciate how bad this wallpaper truly is. 

Big's Room

Big picked out his bedding - he loves the red.  I was able to reuse the rug and lampshade from his room in my first home.  I made the upholstered headboard recently and have fabric (baseballs) ready to go for a valence over his window.  I have more art to hang in here.  

Little's Room

Little also chose her own bedding.  I love it, but it felt a little too old fashioned for me.  I decided to add some brighter pink and more modern fabrics to make the space a little less fussy.  I am really happy with how her room looks.  I need to do more in here (and the artwork will all move around), but we are off to a good start. I made the headboard the same day that I made Big's.


I have a lot more to do down here, and some of the toys are still in boxes, but I am getting there.  I used the little nook under the stairs for my craft supplies.  I love how perfectly they fit there!

Downstairs Patio

My parents helped me with this space.  They came over one day while I was at work and weeded and trimmed and pruned for me. So nice!  I added my adirondack chairs and that's about it.  The space is so great.  I hope to put it to more use soon.  

And there you have it!  The full tour of my home as it looks now.  I will keep posting updates as I do them - I have lots and lots of good stuff planned.

See you swoon,


  1. It looks great! You've definitely made it homey! I love your craft nook ( complete with labels) and your downstairs patio.

  2. I LOVE IT, SHANNA! Wow, so cool to see how you are making it a home. You know the overwhelming feeling I get? PEACE. You have crafted a peaceful loving home. Can't wait to see more!

  3. Everything looks so good, you've made so much progress! Great job!

  4. Great job! I love how much space you have. Can't wait to see the master bath sans 80s wallpaper!

  5. Great space, love the mater bedroom set.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog!


    Leopard and Lillies

  6. Wow Shanna, it's looking sooo good!! I love how open and airy it feels!!! Your things really made the place come to life!!! Love it!!