Frankie: Week 11

I hope you enjoy these weekly updates as I learn to navigate through the business of flipping houses.  Check out other posts about Frankie the Fliphouse HERE.

I have good news and bad news about this week at Frankie.  The good news is that the bedrooms are nearly 100% painted and will be completed today!  The bad news is that means I was painting aaaallllll week and have no fun exciting pictures.  Well, not NO fun exciting pictures, but not many fun exciting pictures…. the tub did get it’s make-over this week.

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All shiny and white.  I won’t tell the next owners that it used to be pink if you wont!  This makes the bathroom near done!!

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Still left on the bathroom list is a new window sill (which broke in demo), rehanging the closet and bathroom door, and cleaning.  lots of cleaning.  Also, you’ll notice- old ugly windows throughout the house… I’m waiting on those too.  With factory closures over the holidays, I’m still impatiently waiting to hear when new windows can be installed.  The windows’ll most likely be pushing our completion date off by a week or 2 (hopefully not more!), unfortunately.

But 2 out of 3 bedrooms are all painted, and all 3 bedrooms have new bright light fixtures!

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All 3 bedrooms and the living room are getting painted with Re-Color paint in “Canvas” which I used in the last flip’s living room.  This it totally my go to neutral for flips- creamy and neutral without being a snoozer.

The ceiling in the 3rd bedroom started giving me the same troubles that the kitchen ceiling had been giving me and started peeling when it got painted.  Choice words were said.  But I’m following the same method that I did in the kitchen, so hopefully today all I’ll have to do is sand it, prime it, and touch up the paint (fingers crossed!!!)

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If the ceiling behaves, the last bedroom will be totally painted by the end of today.  That would make for a very happy weekend.  I still have to paint the living room and finish painting ALL of the doors from upstairs which are politely waiting in line for paint in the basement.

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Because I was getting impatient to see transformations, I did move the ReStore dresser up from the basement to the kitchen.  I figure that I’ll prime, paint, and assemble it in place.

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It’s like it was meant to become a kitchen island!  Now to decide on a color.  I’ve always had green in my head.  Even though this is a flip, this piece isn’t fixed, so I think I can afford to go a little brighter.  I plan to put this as a negotiable item for the sale, so the buyer will only get it if they want it (and have a decent offer).  It would hurt me to just leave it with the house and see it get tossed once the house sold!

Anyway…. greens!  I’m debating between a brighter and a softer green.  They’re both Ben Moore (color matched to Home Depot samples).  On the left is Everglades and the right is Medici Malachite.

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Mom thinks Medici’s too bright, while Hubby says to go for the brighter to (and I quote) “make it pop <makes popping noise with mouth>.”  I keep flip-flopping, so I’d love to hear your opinion!

I have a really good feeling about next week.  With the painting winding down, I have a feeling the last pieces will start falling into place!

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  1. I agree with your mom, I would go with the lighter shade. That way if the new owners like the piece but are not keen on the color it would be easier to paint over.