I spent SO many hours on a post about our new flip house, with photos and all, and I started texting with someone (I’m looking at you, Kelly) and I don’t know what happened, because I am technologically challenged, and all of a sudden, it was gone! WTH??? I’ll send you a bill, Kelly. Yeah, just kidding, Kelly is my unpaid therapist. I owe her thousands of make believe dollars. I will just air punch WordPress in the throat.
Okay, so I went to the new flip house and took many photos. Friends, family, stalkers and random key word searchers, here is our new flip house:
Those doors! They are solid wood! I cannot wait to strip them and refinish them. Depending on the state of the wood after they are stripped, I might stain them or they may need to be painted. Hopefully, I can just stain them because I freaking love them.
This is the foyer. Yes, that is solid brick and yes, it’s going to require me to use a jack hammer. I am SO STINKING excited. I really struggled with how I wanted to design this area. It is quite large and will be made larger when I knock down a wall you cannot see. I went on Houzz.com and, after so many photos that they all started to look the same, I had an epiphany. I know exactly what this room is going to look like and I cannot wait to show you all!!!
The bathroom off of the foyer. Seriously, do I even have to comment here? We all see the toilet that is practically begging to steal first place in the “best colored toilets” pagent. It’s actually quite sad. My first place toilets are so much better.
The formal living room. Meh… It needs new sliding doors and paint. I am still waiting on my inspiration for that fireplace. Any suggestions are welcome. It is very cool, as is, sans the brick.
The master bedroom and bathroom. Again, meh. It needs a LOT more closet space and that master bath had some sort of vampire living inside of it because it was SO dark and I tried and tried again to put a flashlight in it to take a decent photo but none of them ever turned out decently except this one. Lame. This had, seriously – I’m not sure because I couldn’t see inside of this bathroom, no tub and a super small shower. There was only one sink and I’m still looking for the toilet.
Here is bathroom deux upstairs. Not bad and not good. Again, if your house needs updated and you are taking offense to my comments about updating, I am flipping a house. All I can see is what needs to be done to update it. Also, why does the second, tucked away in a corner, bathroom have two sinks and a window while the master bathroom looks like it is doing hard time on Alcatraz in solitary confinement?
The two, nondescript, bedrooms upstairs. They are WAY worse in real life. One of them, okay, never mind. If you want to know the story of one of them, email me.
We plan to make the master bedroom a lot larger and only have one other bedroom upstairs. You will have to wait and see.
The death deck and patio and of course, the Lucy who can’t get out of my shot because she is Lucy. Seriously, I tried to take photos and hold her back at the same time but she escaped me in these two shots and you can see her in one of the bedroom shots being pulled out. The deck is SOOOOO not to code and there are rotten boards on the deck so the stairs are as far up as Lucy dared to go.
The “what the heck happened to this basement” basement. This was finished but someone decided to redo the basement and OH MY, they need punched in the throat, also. I’m feeling violent tonight, obviously.
We are going to have to redo all of this.
This is one of the two bedrooms down stairs and the supposed bar/kitchen area. No Bueno.
Now, to my FAVORITE part of the house that I like to call, the crack den. First photo. Boom, you’re welcome. Try to sleep tonight.
Second photo: WTH? Why is there a random water heater in the middle of a hall? Yeah, I want to know why also. Especially since there are two tankless water heaters in the office.
Third photo: a random toilet that was back so far back in the back of the back of the backless basement that we needed a flashlight. back.
Fourth photo…I just wanted to show you that this house has awesome character. I am SO glad the past owner didn’t take all of this out, yet. I am going to keep all of the flooring and wallpaper I can because I am not sure I will ever find this kind of treasure again.
Okay….here we go! I hope you enjoy the ride because I, certainly, will!!