In November we finally closed on a tiny cottage here in our home town, just a few blocks from where we live. It’s our first flip, not counting the house we are living in, and Billy worked day & night to finish it in just four months ( wishfully hoping it would close before our taxes were due) #selfemploymentproblems also #cryingourselvestosleep over the chunk we owe this year. We hired out the exterior paint and roofing, but other than that we did everything else!
So here it is! This sweet little house is just under 900 sq ft, 2br & 1 tiny beautiful bath.
If anyone is interested in more details about the buying process, rehab breakdown/cost and all that stuff, let me know and maybe we can put together a post like that!
Ok, here we go!
What we love most about flipping a house is not the “flipping” at all, I don’t really love that word because in my head I don’t really see dollar signs and shortcuts or cover ups for a quick profit. We love the restoration part. Making the character in these old bones shine again. This is just the beginning of our remodeling journey and I’m so excited to see where it takes us. The joy I find is this: seeing something that used to be beautiful and well crafted and bringing it back to life while at the same time creating a functional space for a family to live and making our little town just a little bit more beautiful again. These wood floors were covered with a few layers of flooring and Billy sanded them down, they are like new again! We kept the upper cabinets and added in a few things, like the clawfoot tub, school house lights & restoring all the ropes for the pulley windows. All these things complimented the old charm of the home, and at the same time are still really beautiful and now functional.
The breakfast nook/laundry area
and the bathroom!
Bathroom tub & Sink: Signature Hardware
Blue linen napkins: Not Perfect Linen
Bathroom towels and towel hook, all faucets, market bag, bathroom floor tile: Amazon
Bathroom baby products: Minerbs made here in Oregon!
Bathroom mirror, vases, baskets, brass kitchen hooks, bistro chair, vintage botanical prints: Thrifted
Tub shelf, nook table, nook bench/pillows, laundry tabletop, range hood cover: We made them 🙂
Laundry print: My print shop!
Kitchen rug: Ikea
Cookbook: Sprouted Kitchen
Nook shelves: Cascade Iron co. an Oregon shop
Aprons: Portland Apron co. aslo an Oregon shop
Kitchen counters, backsplash, appliances and pretty much everything we used to rehab: Home Depot aka our second home
Roof by Church Roofing