Monday, March 16, 2009

It's gettin' ugly.

I get asked all the time how our flip house is coming along.

Well it's ugly. Darn ugly.

But that's just the way it works. You never see much of that part on the tv shows, but you have a long stage of ugly before you hit pretty again.

This is the outside before -

And now -


The living room before -

And now -


Looking back toward the front door before -


And now -


The kitchen before -

And now -


Standing at the end of the kitchen looking toward the garage door -

And now -



So there are a few pictures to keep you updated. On the previous flip houses, I did a lot of the work. But I haven't worked on this house much at all just because I've been too busy with my own business. The Man and some of his wonderful friends have done most of the work so far.

Our goal is to be done by May 1. We'll see how that goes. It always takes longer than expected.
You can click the flip house label below this post to see our previous projects.

Don't forget the Unplug It Challenge! There are only a handful of participants so far.

21 comments:

Jill said...

So fun, I have always wanted to flip a house. Good Luck!!

The World's Dresser said...

*whistles* Congrats on what you've done do far! Flipping is hard (but rewarding) work. Good luck!!!

inkOBSESSIONdesigns said...

This is such hard work but I am sure it will turn out looking great!!

Princess Caitlin said...

I want that house.
It's so cute!
(besides for being a work in progress and all)

Brenda said...

Wow! I'm anxious to see pictures in the future of how the flip is going. It's great to see the rooms kinda like a blank canvas now. A husband and wife flipped the house next to us last year and it was awesome when they were done (ALOT of hard work though!). I love watching it on tv but I don't think I could do it. I would have an ulcer by the time it was sold. Keep up the updates!

Sylvia C. said...

You are right... those shows don't always show that it gets much worse, before it gets better!

Good luck! I'm sure it's a diamond in the rough!
:)

Sylvia C.

Amy Bell said...

i love the pictures! wow...i am impressed. as a new bloggie friend, i had no idea you flipped houses! very cool....

Laura said...

it's gotta rain before the sunshines, right?

Michelle said...

some time ago I went through your blog archieves trying to find the cookie receipe (they were good by the way) and realized you flipped houses. I can't imagine how much work that is! You guys do an amazing job. I have a hard enough time with the small projects at my home. Is that what your hubby does full time? I'd be scared to do it in this market, I'd be too scared it wouldn't sell. Neat to see the before and afters.

ryanne said...

Excellent before and after pictures. Doesn't it feel good to tear down and start anew.

Brandon said...

Very cool, Work in Progress.
You always amaze me


Melissa

Wendy said...

I hate to break it to you, but that is one scary house... I'm so glad you're fixing it! It's clearly broken.

kellyssima said...

great blog!!!

nic said...

woah. that looks like a whole lotta work...good thing you have your own biz going on, eh? ;) can't wait to see more photos.

traci said...

it's looking good. i bet that is so much work. good luck to you.

Sweet Nothings said...

Definitely looks like a lot of work! It reminds me a lot of the house my husband and I are living in now...before we fixed it up! I'm sure you'll feel relieved when it's finished. Isn't it so nice to have a handy husband? I love that about my husband!

Anonymous said...

WOW! amazing you can live in such "chaos" and create such beautiful stuff and give as well, (Cora's Playground), and do all the wife, mommy stuff!! I love following your activities
Sharley

PamperingBeki said...

Oh Sharley, we don't live there! There's no way I could live like that. haha!

We have our "real" house, and this is just a seperate one that we're remodeling.

sherry said...

Yikes! I know you'll do a wonderful job.

Janelle said...

yeah, i think i lived in this house once... ok no but one that looked almost the same from the outside and very similar layout (: funny.

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

Oh how I love projects like this. It's hard to read about them, though... I love DOING them. I send my best. That's painted paneling in the living room, isn't it? Oh fun times.
Katie