I hope you enjoy these weekly 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. After yesterday's dramatic kitchen reveal, I decided to take a bit of a slower pace today and check out the transformation of the upstairs hall and bedrooms. Tomorrow we'll visit the new master suite, Thursday the living rooms and dining room, and Friday the family bathroom, exterior and any misc that I want to show off.
So, how about that upstairs? The hallway and bedrooms didn't go through a hugely dramatic make-over: plaster repair, skim coating the walls, closet repairs, new lighting... but most dramatically they were made over with paint and a bit of staging. The interior designer side of me always wants to totally design the rooms, however the flipper side needs to reign me in so I stage enough to feel homey without going overboard.
Remember this gorgeous pink room with layers upon layers of pink wallpaper (which had then been painted over)?
It is now a delightful, sunny bedroom.
The original pink room was complete with pink louvered bi-fold closet doors which I got much satisfaction throwing in the dumpster.
Heading out to the hallway- it wasn't terrible before, but needed cosmetics and 50+ years of paint scraped off of the beautiful woodwork
A bit cleaner and brighter as we head down to the other 2 bedrooms
What I'm calling the 'boys room' needed the most plaster repair which was again hidden under layers of painted wallpaper (oh joy).
It wasn't until I started placing furniture that I realized how large this room actually was.
It also is the home of one of my favorite staging vignette's in the entire house:
The trunk came with the house (love it!) and fits perfectly between these 2 beds. What boys room staging would be complete, however, without a stack of Calvin and Hobbes books? Courtesy of Hubby's personal collection.
Right next door we find the room that used to be the master:
Thankfully this room needed the least amount of work in the entire house- just skim coating and paint. The dreaded wallpaper had already been removed here.
All the closets got a fresh coat of paint including the large closet that the previous owner used as his office- I even framed the picture that I showed last Friday and put it in the closet/office.
Which bedroom is your favorite? Personally I think the former master would make a stellar play room or den- plenty of closets to stash all the toys.
I hope you're enjoying the reveals! Tomorrow we'll visit the last bedroom- the new first floor master suite.