Millie: Bedrooms Reveal!

April 21, 2015 | Before & After, Flipping, Millie the Fliphouse

I hope you enjoy these weekly updates as I learn to navigate through the business of flipping houses.  This flip, Millie is the most challenging and most exciting yet! You can find more about this house and about my 3 previous flip houses here.

After yesterday’s dramatic kitchen reveal, I decided to take a bit of a slower pace today and check out the transformation of the upstairs hall and bedrooms.  Tomorrow we’ll visit the new master suite, Thursday the living rooms and dining room, and Friday the family bathroom, exterior and any misc that I want to show off.

So, how about that upstairs?  The hallway and bedrooms didn’t go through a hugely dramatic make-over: plaster repair, skim coating the walls, closet repairs, new lighting… but most dramatically they were made over with paint and a bit of staging.  The interior designer side of me always wants to totally design the rooms, however the flipper side needs to reign me in so I stage enough to feel homey without going overboard.

Remember this gorgeous pink room with layers upon layers of pink wallpaper (which had then been painted over)?

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It is now a delightful, sunny bedroom.

Yellow bedroom reveal via Year of Serendipity

The original pink room was complete with pink louvered bi-fold closet doors which I got much satisfaction throwing in the dumpster.

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Yellow bedroom reveal via Year of Serendipity

Yellow bedroom reveal via Year of Serendipity

Heading out to the hallway- it wasn’t terrible before, but needed cosmetics and 50+ years of paint scraped off of the beautiful woodwork

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A bit cleaner and brighter as we head down to the other 2 bedrooms

Flip House Hallway reveal via Year of Serendipity

Flip House Hallway reveal via Year of Serendipity

What I’m calling the ‘boys room’ needed the most plaster repair which was again hidden under layers of painted wallpaper (oh joy).

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Flip House Boys Room Reveal via Year of Serendipity

It wasn’t until I started placing furniture that I realized how large this room actually was.

Flip House Boys Room Reveal via Year of Serendipity

Flip House Boys Room Reveal via Year of Serendipity

It also is the home of one of my favorite staging vignette’s in the entire house:

Flip House Boys Room Reveal via Year of Serendipity

The trunk came with the house (love it!) and fits perfectly between these 2 beds.  What boys room staging would be complete, however, without a stack of Calvin and Hobbes books?  Courtesy of Hubby’s personal collection.

Right next door we find the room that used to be the master:

Flip House Bedroom Hallway reveal via Year of Serendipity

Thankfully this room needed the least amount of work in the entire house- just skim coating and paint.  The dreaded wallpaper had already been removed here.

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Flip House Former Master Bedroom Reveal via Year of Serendipity

Flip House Former Master Bedroom Reveal via Year of Serendipity

 

Flip House Former Master Bedroom Reveal via Year of Serendipity

Flip House Former Master Bedroom Reveal via Year of Serendipity

All the closets got a fresh coat of paint including the large closet that the previous owner used as his office- I even framed the picture that I showed last Friday and put it in the closet/office.

Flip House Former Master Bedroom Reveal via Year of Serendipity

Which bedroom is your favorite?  Personally I think the former master would make a stellar play room or den- plenty of closets to stash all the toys.

I hope you’re enjoying the reveals!  Tomorrow we’ll visit the last bedroom- the new first floor master suite.

9 thoughts on “Millie: Bedrooms Reveal!”

  1. I love all the schoolhouse fixtures you chose. Where did you buy them? Secretly I am hoping you say Home Depot because they prices are awesome, but I won’t be surprised if you say Rejuvenation because they really do look high end 🙂

    1. Thanks! You are in luck- if my memory is not betraying me, they were from Lowes (and if not Lowes than from the Depot). I love Rejuvenation too, but for flipping they’re generally out of the budget, although the kitchen shelf brackets are from them!

  2. I like the “boys room” best, but they are all really beautiful! I love that you left the original wood doors throughout, it adds so much character.

  3. Hi! The house looks so great. I was wondering if you could share the paint color in the boys room. So fresh and looks perfect with the gray and yellow. Thanks!

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