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:
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.
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!
Not drastic, but the ceilings are smoother, the makeshift shutters are gone, and now the woodwork is the star.
The gorgeous woodwork all got polished and the 8 delicious vintage fixtures all got rewired (along with the entire house).
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.
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.