Shorty the Flip House: Week 12

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!! Whenever I hit week 12 on a flip, I always reflect back on progress a bit.  You see, Clark, the flip house that started it all was completed and listed at 12 weeks.  It was smaller and needed about 1/3 of the renovations of the houses I take on now, but even so.  I'm pleased to say that on week 12 with Shorty, it feels like we're hitting the home stretch with all the major items set and just the cosmetic clean-up to go.  There's so much that can be fixed with paint and refinished floors!!  While floors aren't quite ready yet, the walls upstairs are well underway with paint!  As I mentioned last week, our focus is on painting and getting things set upstairs so that we can get my flooring guy started on refinishing.


I am very pleased to say that every room upstairs has been at least touched by paint.  All the ceilings are set, trim is getting painted, walls are mostly rolled and need trimming out, and fresh new doors have been installed.  Everything is looking so much more clean and fresh!



I chose a soft gray for the 2 small bedrooms, bright blue for the bathroom :), and green for the master.  Old houses just need color.  That's what I'm going with.


Hubby is getting quite handy with a roller.


Normally with my flips, my rule is "if it's stained, it stays stained, if it's painted, it stays painted" however the master bedroom became my exception.  The stained woodwork was not in great condition at all and was the only space upstairs without painted woodwork.  It would have taken more time and effort to make the damaged wood look even half as nice as the painted trim is looking.  Even the 1 original door that I chose to keep (it was the only one NOT broken!) got 2 coats of primer.  I am, however following my rule downstairs and keeping everything stained stained.


Speaking of downstairs, the kitchen got a little bit more love this week with window and door trim getting installed, the farm sink getting fit, and countertops getting templated.


I don't know about you, but seeing a few areas starting to look near complete is just getting me antsy for it all to be done!!  Lot's of little details to take care of before then, but SOON.  We're in the home stretch now!

Happy Fri-YAY and have a wonderful weekend!!