Millie: Week 28

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. OMG guys, GUESS WHAT!!!


For the first time in TWENTY-ONE WEEKS, I have not only ONE working toilet in this house, but TWO!  Isn't that just the most exciting news???  Ok, so maybe not for you, but for me it's huge!  My plumbers have finally been busy at work this week to get every last bit of plumbing hooked up and functional.  Hopefully they'll be finishing up today, but as of right now I have 2 working toilets, 1 working faucet, and several other fixtures that are just about there.

AND I have a new bathroom that's actually looking like a bathroom!


Yes, I will be frosting the windows.  The neighbors don't need a free show.  Unless that's your thing and if that's the case, feel free to unfrost the windows after you buy the house for well above asking price.


I'm also in love with the herringbone tile that the kitchen's getting.


I'm doing it slowly- one row at a time so that the weight of the marble doesn't sag and make installation more difficult.  I did, however finish and grout the area behind the sink so that the faucet could be installed.


Imagine that gorgeousness going all the way up to the ceiling.  Dreamy, no?  The day I get to grout all this tile will be so satisfying.


And there are appliances!  None of them have power yet- baby steps- but the fridge fits in it's cabinet like it was made for it.  Cuz it was.

In addition to the pretty stuff, I also chipped away at some tedium.  in the form of a painted canvas ceiling.


Although there are still 3 canvas ceilings in this house, I'm only stripping this one in the dining room.  Previous water damage had the paint bubbling and chipping.  This has to be done gently, slowly, and its tiring scraping paint over your head.  But preserving this super cool ceiling will be totally worth it.  Can we say selling feature?

Yesterday my sister lent a hand taping off all the trim in the living room to prep for the plasterers, giving me time to actually tackle the embarrassingly huge mess that I showed you last week.  While the room isn't empty yet, PROGRESS!


As soon as I can get the plasterers in to smooth out all the walls, this first floor is going to look spectacular.  Aside from infinite tiny details that I feel like I'll be working on until eternity, things are starting to look like they'll be finished very soon!