Sunday, August 7, 2016

Farmhouse Flip Update Aug 7 2016

A few updates since my last on July 17 2016
Things have slowed down slightly at the farmhouse.
With down time for summer vacations and financials, things did slow down but did not stop completely.

As we speak, I am composing a post on the financials of this renovations.
It has had its moments, but we are still charging on full steam ahead.

The most exciting project we started last week was the beginning of a back deck.
I expressed to my crew that I wanted to not only learn how to, but help build this small flat level deck.
And I did.

I will be getting a complete DIY on the blog once the deck is completed.
But so far, I am so stinkin' proud of my deck....I did this! (Well for all intent and purposes....maybe I did half!)
I can so see a patio set, flower pots and a bbq. :)

Weed tarp is getting placed on all the flower beds.
Topsoil will get brought in and I can finish planting some trees and perennials.
The day I installed the tarp I ran out, so still have to finish the front of the house, and both sides of the porch.

Not that visual in this photo, but the porch stairs were slanted slightly when I bought the property.
One of my crew took a tire jack and lifted it slightly, then wedged some pieces of wood to give it a symmetric balance.

Still to do for the porch - paint the floor, paint the exterior door white and install a Victorian screen door.

Drywall in the kitchen is just receiving it's second coat of mud and sanding.
Then we are finally ready for paint.  You can bet I will be doing a happy dance when we get to this stage.
Once paint is dry, finally finally the cabinets get install.  Then this little house might to finally look like a home.

Opposite the side of the above pic, is the three doors.
The door in the middle, leads to the upstairs bedrooms.
The paneling will be painted white to give it a bit of brightness.

The bathroom
We have finished installing the new drywall in this room.
The tub will get a ceramic surround.
For the walls, I have bought tongue and groove planking.
After it gets installed, it will be painted white.
Will get a DIY tutorial on here when it is complete.

The Living Room
And finally finally the living room is starting to come together the way I had vision it to.
Drywall is being replaced where 2ft of wall was hidden behind a drop ceiling.
Going from an 8ft ceiling to a 10ft.
Where the drywall was placed, it makes the height even more pronounced.
Still need to mud and sand, then paint.
And of course discovering we had those beams!  They add so much personality to this room.
New trim and new flooring for this room will be installed within the month.

Check back in a few weeks for further updates.
Starting next week we will be on a blitz to get the farmhouse up to speed and ready to put on the market.

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1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to see more on the deck construction!