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.
If you’ll remember, this master suite did not exist when I bought the house. Changing this den/reading nook into a master bedroom and bathroom added the most value to this house of anything I did. It took it from a 3 bed, 1 bath to a 4 bed, 2 full bath.
It’s nice to be reminded of where it started.
Oh 70s paneling.
Aaaahhhhhh, no more paneling, wallpaper, or crazy wall texture over wallpaper. Nice smooth walls.
Luckily, I didn’t need to do much to transform this room into a bedroom. It already had a pocket door at the entry and built-ins. All I needed to do was close off a pass through to the kitchen and create a sweet bathroom in the reading nook off to the side.
The pass-through to the kitchen combined with 2 small back to back closets are now a pretty walk in closet.
No more pass through.
The built-in just got minor repairs and some new paint. Please please PLEASE refrain from painting cabinet hardware. Especially blue. The last owner LOVED blue.
I saved a light from the entryway which may have been original to the house and used it in here.
To create a new bathroom, we enclosed this little reading nook and built a new pocket door- complete with salvaged leaded glass to match the rest of the house.
I did have to sacrifice the canvas ceiling in this little reading nook, but I think the bathroom was a worthwhile trade.
The bathroom got shiplap walls, a claw foot tub, a dresser-turned-vanity, and naturally, a toilet.
Luckily we were able to salvage enough plate rail removed from the bathroom to patch in for the new smaller opening in the bedroom.
I don’t know about you, but I’d love to live in this master suite. You (I) had me at clawfoot tub.
Maybe in my next house (that I live in), I’ll build one for myself.
Tomorrow I’ll show off the living roomS and dining room!