Frankie: Week 5

I hope you enjoy these weekly updates as I learn to navigate through the business of flipping houses.  Check out other posts about Frankie the Fliphouse HERE.

Since I was missing for week 4, I'll skip directly from week 3 to week 5.  This week's alternate post title is "Adventures in Tedium"

I'll warn you now- this week was b.o.r.i.n.g.  Well, not really boring for the work side, since I'm still pooped, but it was uneventful to say the least.  Prep was the key-word this week.

I did a LOT of scraping, patching, and sanding so that this ceiling

cracking ceiling

eventually looked like this

smooth ceiling

It was a miracle.... that involved numerous curse words and practically an entire package of sandpaper, but a miracle nonetheless.

If you were a hole in this house that wasn't supposed to be there, this week was not your week either.  I went on a patching frenzy!  I bought this 1 gal. bucket of spackle on Monday...

empty spackle

See what I mean about tedious, though?  Patch, sand, rinse, repeat.  Since I'll be painting every ounce of wood trim (it's in horrific condition), I have a lot of surfaces to prep.  A lot.  Seriously- every surface in the house with the exception of the floor is getting painted and it all needed patching and sanding.  Even the door knobs will be painted!

week 5 door knobs

On top of all the mind numbing surface prep, my lists are back!  It makes me smile every time I get to check a box off!  Only a few boxes are checked, but I'm building momentum.

week 5 lists

This week also made our bank account much lighter on account of having to purchase supplies for the next phase of the project- the rebuilding phase!  Purchases included:


-bathroom vanity

-bathroom mirrors

-bathroom sconces

-tile- Kitchen/hall floor, bathroom floor, & shower walls

-kitchen pendant

-kitchen sink

I just keep telling myself that this messy, tedious week is leading up to the fun part.  Hopefully the contractor will be able to start on the bathroom next week, and I'll become one with the paint brush.  Once I start painting, I think this whole house will start coming back together pretty fast!