Millie: Week 27

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. This was the week I needed at this flip.  Millie finally turned a corner!  More rooms are painted than not, and it's starting to feel like it's going to be a liveable home in the very near future #happydance

All 3 bedrooms are painted, have lights, switches AND outlets!


And the artist formerly known as the pink room has shiny, polished up floors.  While the first floor hardwoods are getting sanded and refinished, the second floor started out in better shape and just needs some spiffing up.  My very helpful mom volunteered some time this week and made the floor in the newly yellow room shine like the top of the Chrysler building (using the same product that I used to shine up Frankie's floors- Rejuvinate Floor Restorer)

The other rooms still need some floor love but are looking rather spiffy otherwise.

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The upstairs hallway also followed suit with the bedrooms, making the entire 2nd floor close to completion.


Next we take to the kitchen where not only did the countertops get installed, but the walls got covered in backer board and are ready for tile!


Against my Realtor's recommendation, I went with black granite and I stand by my choice 110%.  The room is going to get so bright once I install this tile all the way to the ceiling.


On the other side of the room, I extended the countertop past the cabinet and over the radiator to create a bit of a breakfast bar.


I'm thinking these IKEA bar stools would fit in perfectly.


The room that's really making me smile this week is the new master bathroom.  While it's still plumbing-less until next week, the walls are finally 100% done, it has working light fixtures, a medicine cabinet, and a really sexy vanity top.


I still have to modify the drawers to accommodate the plumbing, but one step at a time here people.


It's getting pretty awesome in this room, I won't lie.  Remember how it wasn't a bathroom 27 weeks ago?


I think this room has found it's calling.


I'm still working on figuring out the right stain combination to match the new door and trim pieces to the existing trim.


And just so you don't think I'm getting all spoiled with these working lights, outlets and fancy countertops, the living rooms still look like this....


But, at least the bathroom's pretty!