Shorty the Flip House: Week 10

I hope you enjoy these weekly updates as I navigate through the business of flipping houses one house at a time!!  Come back every Friday to see how this house, aka Shorty, progresses from week to week.  To catch up on the progress on Shorty, check out his previous posts here.  If you’re new here, (Hello!!!) you can find more about my 5 previous flip houses here.  Thanks for coming along for the ride!!  

I was hoping to have some cabinets to show off to you today, but Mother Nature had other plans- a foot of snow yesterday.  Oh well, they should be getting started on them today, so yay!  Even without the cabinets, very important progress happened this week: the conclusion of plaster repair.  That means that we can finally start prepping for paint and breaking out the brushes!

The plasterer screwed in and taped up all the minor cracks and then plastered over everything for a nice clean surface.  We have some minor sanding and caulking before we can pour the paint, but WOW does this make a difference!




After the plasterer cleared out, the tub guy came in and gave the bathtub a new lease on life.  The "before" tub wasn't in terrible shape- there was a little rust around the overflow drain, but there was a major chip on the porcelain on the outside that you can see.  After, it is bright, shiny white with no sign of rust or chips at all.  Now I just need to start putting this bathroom back together!


Meanwhile in the kitchen, the tile got finished and grout went down.  The adjoining powder room still has a few tiles to go, but grout in the kitchen means cabinets are imminent!  I cannot wait to get rid of the remaining lime green in the kitchen either!


With more snow predicted for the next 3 days, it's looking like New England is trying to play catch-up for the mild winter that we've had so far.  I'm just crossing my fingers that it doesn't get as bad as 2 winters ago.  Hopefully snow won't be postponing any more progress!  I'm so itching to see the cabinets go in! (can you tell?)


Stay warm and have a wonderful weekend!!