Dori the Flip House: week 9

I hope you enjoy these weekly updates as I learn to navigate through the business of flipping houses.  My latest flip house, Dori sports the 3 L’s in real estate, but will need more than a bit of creativity to make the house sellable. You can find more about this house and about my 4 previous flip houses here. I really do wish I had it in the budget to hire my painter, but alas, I don't.  Which means that I spent the better part of my week suited up, trying not to glob up the walls with too much primer as I took my first leap into using an airless paint sprayer.


In order to save myself several thousand dollars on a painter and weeks of time rolling endlessly, I picked up this sprayer from Harbor Freight (on sale and with a coupon naturally).


And in a matter of a few days, every wall and ceiling in the house got primed, and all the ceilings got 2 coats of ceiling paint, and I'm very glad to be done spraying above my head.  Well, every room except the bathroom.  I didn't spray anything in there since I didn't want to risk overspraying onto the new tile and the tub.  For the first time in one of my flips, I didn't use my standard subway tile.  I won't claim responsibility for this work, though, the only tiling I plan to do in this house is the backsplash- everything else the contractors will handle.


Another exciting thing that happened this week is this pile of boxes- you should know what this means by now....


Kitchen!!! AND my contractors are over at Dori as I type this installing it!  I'm still too much of a control freak to just let it autopilot, so I'll be over there shortly to monitor progress.

In addition, a few less exciting for you to look at things that are rather exciting progress-wise for me:

All the windows and the new slider got trim, and I finally sold the old stove on craigslist!  The room looks exponentially bigger without it.


and my electrician got back to work wiring things up so they'll soon work.  Look!  There's even a few light switches!  Who cares if they don't work yet, this to me is a sign that the end is near!


Today, the kitchen cabinets go in, the bathroom floor is getting tiled, and hopefully in the next few days, the interior doors will finally be available for my contractor to pick up and install.  This house may actually have some hope of being finished in the next few weeks!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!