Millie: Living and Dining Reveals!

April 23, 2015 | Before & After, Flipping, Millie the Fliphouse

I hope you enjoy these 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.

Let’s recap the week so far:

Monday I showed you my favorite room in the house, the kitchen

Tuesday we took a nap in the upstairs bedrooms

Yesterday we found sanctuary in the new master suite

Today reveal week continues on the main floor!

When I got the house it just looked dreary.  She was a sad house.  It was once beloved, but it’s maintenance fell to the wayside as it’s owners and the home itself aged.  I didn’t put the dining room and living rooms  through significant renovations like the kitchen or former reading nook had, but now they are so much cleaner, smoother, fresher, and cozier than they started.

Millie the Fliphouse Living Room Reveal via Year of Serendipity

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I scraped painted over wallpaper, repaired plaster and ceilings, got the walls skimcoated, painted, polished lots of wood trim, and had the floors refinished.  Look at those floors shine!

Millie the Fliphouse Living Room Reveal via Year of Serendipity

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Millie the Fliphouse Living Room Reveal via Year of Serendipity

Millie the Fliphouse Living Room Reveal via Year of Serendipity

Millie the Fliphouse Living Room Reveal via Year of Serendipity

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Millie the Fliphouse Living Room Reveal via Year of Serendipity

Millie the Fliphouse Living Room Reveal via Year of Serendipity

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Millie the Fliphouse Living Room Reveal via Year of Serendipity

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Not drastic, but the ceilings are smoother, the makeshift shutters are gone, and now the woodwork is the star.

Millie the Fliphouse Living Room Reveal via Year of Serendipity

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The gorgeous woodwork all got polished and the 8 delicious vintage fixtures all got rewired (along with the entire house).

Millie the Fliphouse Living Room Reveal via Year of Serendipity

The dining room is the mostly the same story as the living rooms with the addition of canvas ceilings (which got stripped and repaired) and it started with horribly textured and damaged walls.

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Millie the Fliphouse Dining Room Reveal via Year of Serendipity

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Millie the Fliphouse Dining Room Reveal via Year of Serendipity

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Millie the Fliphouse Dining Room Reveal via Year of Serendipity

Millie the Fliphouse Dining Room Reveal via Year of Serendipity

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Millie the Fliphouse Dining Room Reveal via Year of Serendipity

Millie the Fliphouse Dining Room Reveal via Year of Serendipity

Millie the Fliphouse Dining Room Reveal via Year of Serendipity

Tomorrow I’ll conclude my week of reveals with the family bathroom that just makes me smile, a revisit of the exterior work that I spent my entire fall working on, and any other goodies I haven’t shared yet.

I’m so sick of working on this house, but wow is it a cool place.

4 thoughts on “Millie: Living and Dining Reveals!”

    1. Thanks! That’s another of my famous color mixes. It’s a cross between slate gray porch paint and “gull” recolor recycled paint. Tomorrow I’ll bring my fan deck and see what’s close.

    1. 😉 The captains chairs are from Marshalls a while back. They’re actually the chairs from my own dining room. Poor hubby puts up with our house getting un-styled each time I style a flip.

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