Nessie the Flip House: Week 17

I hope you enjoy these weekly updates as I navigate through the business of flipping houses one house at a time!!  Check in each Friday to see weekly update of how this house progresses!  To catch up on the progress on Nessie, check out her previous posts here.  If you’re new here (Hello!!!),  or just enjoy walking down memory lane, you can see my 6 previous flip houses here.  Thanks for coming along for the ride!!  

Happy Thanksgiving!! That totally snuck up on me this year!  Luckily, even with the holiday this week, there was progress at the flip!!  and it's good progress too.  The exterior of the house is all done being painted and I'm so glad I made the decision to spend the money on it.  The new door color totally takes this house to a more contemporary place.



The blue in the grass is some seed that I spread yesterday hoping that since it's not too frigid out, there still might be an opportunity for some more grass to grow.  Probably wishful thinking, but worth a try!  Now that the paint is set, she's ready for new gutters, house numbers, and a new light!


Inside, almost all the walls got painted.  There's still a few more coats to go and trimming to do once we have baseboards and doors in, but now we can install things like the kitchen cabinets without worrying about painting around later.  This is white #2.  The first white, Simply White, just looked too yellow in this space.  I ended up having Simply Gray mixed at 50% so the walls just have a small hint of a warm gray.  I always tell my design clients to test colors to see how they work in the light of their space, and I didn't listen to my own advice.  Luckily, I was able to buy some more paint and have them paint the second coat with the new white.



The progress this week that made me most giddy was the bathroom tile.  Please excuse the yellow-toned walls, that's white #1 that you're seeing as this room hasn't gotten a coat of the chosen color yet.



I decided to run my typical subway tile vertically instead of horizontally and I'm so happy with the result.  I think it looks awesome!  It's going to get a light gray grout to finish it out.



On the floor, a large scale tile will be getting a matching grout that will disappear into the tile.  I really can't wait for the vanity and lighting to make it's way in here!  Actually, I can't wait for lights in general.... there's only one working light in the house currently and thats in the utility area of the basement.



More exciting progress is scheduled for this coming week.  Wood floor refinishing, doors, maybe kitchen installation, and Handy Dad and I will be tackling tile in the new laundry/powder room.  I'll finally be getting my hands dirty at this house!  I'll be posting more and more to my instagram stories as we start coming down the home stretch of this house.  We're planning to list in just under a month!!  Follow along with me @copper_dot.


I hope you have a relaxing long weekend filled with Thanksgiving leftovers!