Millie: Week 20

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. I feel like a broken record on this flip- Things are happening, but not as fast as I want!  I'll admit, right now it's tough to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but I know it's there and I know it's gorgeous.

I spent another week in the bathroom. Before I show you where we are today, I like taking a little jaunt down memory lane.


As of today, still sans fixtures, but a breath of fresh air.


I can just picture this space with the wall-hung sink and army green claw foot tub.  It's a dreamy bathroom, I promise.  Soon enough, you'll see what I see in my head.

At least I can always rely on a side-by-side before and after to remind me how far this house has come.


Last week the built-in was looking pretty rough:


But thankfully this week, rough is not a word that even crosses the tongue


Quite a bit of time went into that bench.  The original bench was a hack job built from an old door.  I ripped that out in the original bathroom demo as you saw in last week's image above.


You know you're glutton for a never ending flip, when you decide to replace the bench you just demolished.  It just makes sense here in the dead space.... but, ya know, a working, non broken, non hideous one.  Like this:


Clearly it still needs a top- that's getting painted in the other room currently.  Once the doors are finished with paint, the built-in will look something like this:


I also started polishing up my sink legs in anticipation of having installed plumbing in the near future (wishful thinking probably).  I'm under the firm belief that all sinks should have legs.  Just you wait until you see how sexy these are going to look and you'll start craving sinks with legs too.


Still left to do in this bathroom:

  • Install built-in doors
  • Touch up paint
  • Touch up wall grout (at the top rail)
  • Grout floors
  • Install fixtures & lights
  • Repair/replace window privacy film
  • Happy dance

Having this one space almost done make's me able to better ignore the sheer construction explosion mess of the rest of the house.  At least one room is pretty!  Well, one and a half pretty rooms- the kitchen floor is mid-refinish and has one coat of seal on it.


Worlds better than the laminate flooring parfait that used to adorn the kitchen, no?


I have quite the plans for next week's progress.  I'm crossing my fingers that I can get to even half of it.  The end is near... it's just buried in piles of construction supplies at the moment.