Frankie Update

June 4, 2014 | Craigslist, Flipping, Frankie the Fliphouse, Staging, Treasure Hunting

Frankie, oh Frankie.  Why must you break my heart so?  Frankie the Fliphouse (our second flip) still hasn’t sold.  Great house on a good street on the wrong side of town.  Live and learn.  Without dropping the price yet again, we need to take action to get this guy gone!

In the words of Sir Tim Gunn:

Make it Work print from Scoutmob

That saying’s kinda a thing with Hubby and me.  I still need to frame this print that I purchased from ScoutMob and hang it properly, but I love the positive reminder.  I dare you to not hear Tim’s voice when you read it!

Craigslist will be sick of me by the end of the next week or so- We’ve decided this house needs to be staged to help market it better.  I’m hunting, scavenging, and haggling for the best deals possible for furniture to stage an entire house.  That means mattresses, beds, dressers, etc.  I’m hoping to furnish the entire house quickly on a shoestring budget and make it look like it wasn’t done on the cheap.  So far I’ve only set a time to pick up this guy on Saturday.

craigslist blue sofa

I know it’s blue, but the style is pretty simple, it’s clean and neat, and above all else, the price is right.  $50 for a sofa in good condition?  I’ll take it!  Since I’m going blue on the sofa, I’m looking for a more neutral colored chair with interesting lines to accompany it.  Here are the current front-runners:

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Now the race is on to see who responds to my e-mails.

I’m sure I’ll come up with a quick DIY or 2 to help stage once I get some of the larger pieces procured.  Until then, I’ll be that girl on my iphone every 5 minutes looking to see if anything new has been posted.

Let the staging begin!

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