Millie: Week 34

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.  Am.  Spent.

This entire past week has been a blur.  I don't think I've ever worked more in my life.  But, Millie is LISTED!!!  It would be pretty long and boring to list out everything that got accomplished this past week, but the quick of it is that the house went from a construction mess to a liveable gem (in my humble opinion).  I'm still working through my to do list before the big open house on Sunday, but she's looking pretty darn sexy!


All the major items are completed, the house is mostly staged (a bit more accessorizing to come), and Monday will be the start of the big before and after reveals!  I do feel a little bad keeping you waiting, but I need time to pull together blog-worthy before and afters and right now all my energy is going into wowing potential buyers.  And I hope they will be wowed.


Per my usual, for staging I stole a lot of items from my own house, craigslisted and thrifted most of the furniture and supplemented with a few new accessories.


House hunters will be in for a cheeky surprise as they go through the house.  I've noticed that almost every single person who comes through is compelled to open this little dining room nook.  So I felt compelled to catch them in the act.


The little art has found it's way into all of my flips so far.


It wasn't all the cherry on top this week, I still had some messy stuff like tiling to do.  Nothing like waiting until the eleventh hour!  The back entry way (visible from the kitchen) got black penny tile that has been patiently waiting for oh about 6 months.


And can we talk about the new shower curtain for a sec?  Ever since I painted the tub green....


I've been hunting for a shower curtain with navy and green.  I stumbled on this one on amazon.  With the nautical secret in the basement, I couldn't stop myself.  And it's perfect.  I hope the future buyers negotiate it into the deal.  It belongs in this bathroom.


I'm crossing my fingers and whatever other extremities in hopes that this house moves fast.  While I'm beyond ready to move on to another adventure, I'm also excited to pass the house on to someone who will continue it's story.  Sorry so cheesy- Millie and I have apparently bonded.  I did get a visit this week from one of the women who grew up in the house.  It was so neat walking through and hearing someone else's stories about the house- like how the large, glass-doored dining room built-in used to be a gun cabinet and how her dad used the large closet in the former master as an office- see??



How cool is that pic? Old houses rock, huh?

I don't want to spoil next week's before and afters by sharing the real estate listing, but if you're an interested buyer (for this gorgeous craftsman bungalow located in Worcester, MA), e-mail me and I'll pass along all the info!

Come back MONDAY to see the amazing transformation that the kitchen as been through!  Have a wonderful weekend!