Millie: Week 32

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. Yesssssss guys, this house is starting to look like a house again!!!  Forget my lists that are still miles long.  The mess is slowly dissipating and it's beginning to look liveable once again.

The master suite will be the first area on the first floor to be mostly complete.  In addition to more paint, the bedroom and closet got working lights,


the bathroom got it's bed moulding (very small crown),


and the whole master suite got a 3rd coat to finish the hard wood floors.


Even though I still have a few smaller items on my list for these rooms, they will be completed with booties on so as not to muck up the pretty new floor.

My flooring guys will be very busy the next few days in the rest of the first floor as well.  They got started with sanding the dining room and stairs yesterday, today they tackle the living rooms.


I attempted to channel the Energizer Bunny this week and have painted almost every surface, cleaned, organized, schlepped stuff home that I no longer need at the flip, patched remaining holes and ceilings,


and did one more really pretty thing:


Mmmmm I heart those shelves.  The top shelf needs staining still and I only threw some staging stuff up there to get it out of the way (and maybe for a bit of self-indulgence), but aren't those shelf brackets dreamy??  They're not actually vintage but they look like they could be which sometimes is just as good. (Circle shelf brackets from Rejuvenation) And they're sturdy so Ms. Future Buyer won't have to worry about those shelves holding all of her fancy china.. or something.

I'll pretty much be working non-stop until we list, but things are finally coming together with a nice little bow.  Yes, I'll still be working on numerous items after we list, but by the end of next week I'll be starting to take some glamourshots for the listing.  And the happy dancing will ensue.

I'm already exhausted just thinking about the next week, but it'll all be worth it!