If you’re new to my weekly progress posts, Clark is my first ever flip house (named for the street that he’s on). Check out my previous posts here. The end is near!!! This is veryveryvery exciting! Our realtor is coming over today to take pictures for the listing which will go live on MONDAY!!! w00t! Even with the listing live Monday, we won't be doing any showings until the open house the following Saturday (our agents strategy to drum up interest and build antici...wait for it....pation). So that means that I have next week to do all my finishing touches- and there are a lot.
Since I'm not doing my big reveal here until I finish a few last things & don't want to post almost finished room pics, you just get teaser shots today. So much finish work happened this week- this is the most exciting part for me!
With the amazing weather this week, I was more than happy to spend some time outside adding curb appeal. The house painting is complete and I started adding a few accessories. Yup, I went with a yellow door. On a slate gray house it looks A.MAZ.ING. (in my humble opinion)
The previously untouched front garden:
got a bush-ectomy, weeding, and a bunch of mulch
and speaking of mulch, it now lines the 2 banks on either side of the driveway. Lots and lots of mulch. 30 bags in the front yard!
The backyard just got a lot of cleanup and throwing away trash that was piled. Not a huge transformation, so no pics, sorry. I figured I'd spare you the "look, I raked and trimed weeds" pic.
Back inside, the hard wood floors are ALL DONE. Phew.
The previously ignored bedrooms finally got attention.
This is all that's left of the blood-red bedroom. so sad.
All three bedrooms got new light fixtures more appropriate for the size of the rooms (the old ones were severely undersized). I actually reused the light that was originally in the kitchen (since it wasn't bad, just not right for the kitchen) and bought 2 others to match which worked perfectly!
The bedroom carpets also got shampooed. We borrowed my parent's carpet cleaner, but it needed a new belt before it could be used.
Nothing really happened in the kitchen except cleaning, but I'll post a gratuitous kitchen shot just because it's a damn pretty kitchen.
Clark's ready for his photoshoot, just not his close-ups just yet. To get him ready for the Open House and showings, I still have to:
- fill LOTS of nail holes in the floor and trim
- finish the hard wood transitions at the front and side doors
- get the kitchen sink and dishwasher hooked up (they look pretty, but don't work yet)
- have the electrician come look at a 3way switch that isn't working
- paint a few more closets and doors
- install the shower knobs
- clean up the basement and paint 1 last wall
- dispose of the remaining brush from the back yard
And since I never have enough on my plate, guess what time it is!
This season's challenge is hosted by these lovely ladies: Sherry @ Young House Love (who just bought a new house!!), Katie @ Bower Power Blog, Emily @ Sparkle Meets Pop, and Renee at RedBirdBlue. (Check out my past season's challenge projects HERE.)
Since I'm already working on a little project for a very special little boy's first birthday this weekend, I totally have a plan to incorporate the challenge.
Ah, so many exciting things happening!