Shorty the Flip House: Week 13

March 3, 2017 | Flipping, Shorty the fliphouse

I hope you enjoy these weekly updates as I navigate through the business of flipping houses one house at a time!!  Come back every Friday to see how this house, aka Shorty, progresses from week to week.  To catch up on the progress on Shorty, check out his previous posts here.  If you’re new here, (Hello!!!) you can find more about my 5 previous flip houses here.  Thanks for coming along for the ride!!


With 4 weeks left on my project schedule before we’re hoping to list, it is officially crunch time!!  The fun thing about crunch time is that every week, there are leaps and bounds of changes to show you all the way up to the day we list for sale!

This week brought appliances and countertops in the kitchen!  Now all we need is backsplash tile, plumbing, electrical, and paint and this room will be set. That all… no big.


I had some plaster that I had to clean off the tile before I could finish trimming out the bathroom, but aside from the dreamiest blue ever, the bathroom is also sporting some sexy new sconces.  When I do full room reveals, I’ll be sure to post all the sources!


At 33 weeks pregnant (how in the world did that happen?!?!) my own energy these days is limited and is being spread between the flip and client work, but Hubby’s been a total painting champ.  The rooms upstairs are still working toward painting completion, but are getting close!  My electrician was also working up here this week to replace all the outlets, switches, and get lights installed.



I’m really hoping to get my plumber in ASAP so that we can get toilets and sinks back and eliminate the need (and the cost!) for the porto-potty.


Today, the remaining doors are going in- replacement front door, master closet bifold doors, and first floor powder room door.  Doors are also getting knobs- so exciting ;-).  As for the tasks on my own list- lots more painting, patching and caulking trim in the kitchen, lots of little detail work, and lots of coordination.  I did suck it up and call a painter about painting the first floor of the house.  I’d rather not pay a painter, but we want this house listed and under contact (fingers crossed!!!) before Copper Dot Baby tries to make his arrival in a month and a half.  Sorry I haven’t updated you at all on that front!  I’ve been keeping myself so busy that the past several months have just FLOWN by!  Copper Dot Baby and I are both doing well.  He’s getting big and is always moving it seems.  His room that I showed you my plans for back in December hasn’t made much progress.  I’ll probably be finishing the room after he’s here…. as long as I’m not still finishing a flip!


Back on the flip front, I think things are currently in a good spot (fingers crossed!!).  Trying to get my plumber in asap, my flooring guy will start on the second floor hardwoods second half of next week, the first floor will be getting painted the following week, and the exterior is getting painted the week after while my flooring guy takes on the first floor floors.  While there is electrical and plumbing still to be done, the majority of the work is aesthetics, finishing touches, and clean-up.  Just gotta hustle to the finish line!!


10 thoughts on “Shorty the Flip House: Week 13”

  1. Looking great! Love the blue in the bathroom – what color is it? Can’t believe you’re still kicking butt at 33 weeks along!

    1. Thanks! The bathroom color is Opera Glasses by Behr Marquee- isn’t t dreamy??? I don’t know if I’d say I’m kicking any butt these days, but I’m doing whatever I can!

  2. Love love love the kitchen! And the blue in the bathroom is striking. With this hot real estate market, this one will be gone in a blink of an eye!

  3. It looks gorgeous! The kitchen counters are beautiful! It’s been fun seeing the busyness outside my kitchen window! Keep up the great work (and squeeze in a nap here and there too!).

  4. Wow that blue is a bold color choice for resale. That house has great light coming in. Gosh, hearing all you do and pregnant to boot, makes me tired. Best of luck getting it finished before copperdot baby arrives.

    1. I don’t believe in all neutrals for resale- gotta give buyers something to fall in love with!!! My schedule is making me tired these days too ;-), but the finish line is in sight!

  5. Its looking beautiful! I love the bathroom color too! Love it! I missed Copperfot’s room! Will have to check that out too. :-).

  6. The house looks great! As a nurse and mother I want to encourage you to rest when you feel the slightest inclination these next few weeks. I remember in my delirium after giving birth to my first child how I just looked and looked at my perfect, beautiful baby and thought, “No wonder I was so tired!”

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