Millie: Week 19

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. Ah, another weirdly short week and a house flipper in serious need of getting back into a routine!

My contractor popped by for a day and got started replacing the trim on the new, smaller, opening to the soon to be master bath.  Once he patches in a few more pieces, you'll never know it wasn't like this originally.  He'll be building the pocket door over the weekend... kind of a little excited for that.


I think I also may have him thinking that I'm a mad scientist or something because he was a little concerned with what I was cooking in the thrift store crock pot.  Cabinet hardware naturally.


These particular pieces are for the bathroom built-in and were caked with layer upon layer upon layer of badly slathered on paint.  Luckily, with a little soap and water in a crock pot over night, the paint comes off with ease (and steel wool or a wire brush).  The top pieces have been stripped, the bottom had just been removed from the pot.

Meanwhile upstairs....

I finally finished the last of the plaster repair and patching on the second floor and after just a bit of sanding, there will be paint!!!  Side note for the new year- I need to slow down and take some better pics for these updates.  I know the house is still a mess, but there's no excuse for the pics to be too.


Again, I spent the majority of the short week locking myself in the bathroom.  I've put trim back up , patched walls, and started repairing the sad sad built-in.



While this may look like just another mess to most, I see paint in the VERY near future.  A bit of sanding left, and a little caulk and this puppy'll be painted!  One of the fun things about painting bathrooms is the fact that there's so little to paint that it should go pretty fast and by next week's update I'll have a pretty shiny bathroom to show off.  I'm practically bouncing off my seat in eagerness for this.

I need to start HUSSLING on this house... not that I haven't been already, but it's time to see some BIG changes!  I'll admit, it is a little disconcerting when my contractor looks around and tells me "you still have a lot of work to do, huh?"  Yes, yes I do.  Gotta put the blinders back on and focus.  I'm not going to finish this house any time soon if I'm overwhelmed.  It's like eating an elephant- one bite at a time.