Finished living room at the flip plus an OPEN HOUSE INVITATION!

Hello friends. I am happy to report that the flip house is officially done. Woot! This Saturday, July 16, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., we are hosting an open house and I hope any of you who are local will stop by to see this beautiful home and enjoy some light refreshments while you’re here. The address is 15467 Sportsman Club Road, Calvin, Pa. The house is being listed by Colonial Real Estate at $99,700.

This project has definitely been a long and difficult labor of love, but I am thrilled with the results. I am also beyond grateful for everyone who helped make this project possible. A very special thanks to Dad, Matt, Daryl, Daryl’s dad, 😉 Ted, Bob, Denny, Dale, Carl and Patti, Harry, Cheryl, and Amy. I couldn’t have done this without you! And there were so many others who helped and encouraged me along the way … too many to mention.

Today I wanted to share with you the living room pictures.

Here’s what we started with:

Living-Room-before Living-room-before-2

The nasty green carpeting and wood paneling are gone. Yay! I painted the ceiling and I patched, textured and painted the walls. I sanded and refinished the hardwood floors (underneath the carpet). All that along with the new windows and front door have completely transformed this space. Here’s what it looks like now:

Living-Room-1 Living-Room-2

To help stage the space, I had Rent-A-Center bring in the brand new sofa and loveseat.



I refinished this dumpster-rescued coffee table using the Amy Howard At Home® One Step Paint™ in Linen.


The overstuffed side chair came from our house. 🙂


I picked up this vintage dresser from a local thrift store. I wiped it down with some scratch cover furniture polish and it looks as good as new. All the other accessories I brought in from my own home.

What do you think of the living room transformation?

Stay tuned for the kitchen pictures, coming very soon … once I can get a free moment to take them. 😉

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16 Responses

  1. Krista says:

    Looks fantastic, Susan! Wow!

  2. Sally says:

    Wow! What a transformation!! I’ve been following along with you and watching how hard you e worked. It’s all beautiful and you deserve a pat on the back! Good luck with your open house. I hope it sells fast! You did a great job.

  3. Chatty Larson says:

    Love what you did. Awesome job?

  4. June says:

    Hi, it’s nice, but your furnitur is to big, maybe take one of the sofas out of that room. Very nice

  5. Linda says:

    You have put in a lot of hard work, and it looks great. I agree that the furniture is too big and makes the room look crowded and small. Would you consider removing the love seat and putting the chair in that space angled toward the sofa? You want people to see the living space, not the furniture. You are very talented and your hard work will pay off.

  6. Patricia Hastings says:

    Wow it looks AMAZING!! Somebody is going to purchase a home that was remade with lots of elbow grease and love!!

  7. Tammara says:

    Great transformation! I was trying to compare the before and after and wish the pictures were taken at the same angle.

  8. Mary Wren says:

    Love the floor

  9. CoolGrammaw says:

    It looks so nice! Comfy, clean and inviting.

  10. Trisha says:

    Hi, You are amazing! I am working on a 100 yr.old house,and don’t know what to do with the floors? They are original pine wide plank, and recently there was a chair that had scratched about 3 or 4 boards wide, when it was being pushed in and out. I took a belt sander to the floors, to try and get them evened out and smooth. I saw what you did on your flip house,and the floors came out beautiful. Do you think it’s wise to refinish them, or do you think I’m better off if I put down laminate or carpeting over them?

    Your opinion is appreciated.

    Trisha M.

    • Susan says:

      Well, Trisha, that is a great question. I think wood floors are definitely worth saving if they are in decent condition. But be prepared for some sweat on the refinishing process. It is long and tedious. If you’ve already belt-sanded the floors, the hardest part is over! 🙂 Just make sure you get the finish off of every little nook and cranny, because your stain won’t stick otherwise. And make sure your finish is baby-butt smooth, so scratches won’t show up when you stain. Also, a dark finish looks amazing, but it requires frequent cleaning and sweeping because every.little.speck of dirt and dust shows up. However, the hickory floors in my living room ( don’t show any dirt at all because of the medium color and wide variation in the wood tones. Best of luck with your project. 🙂

  11. Donna says:

    Beautiful! Never heard of “scratch furniture polish”!

  12. Deanna Bernhardt says:

    Such a beautiful job on your redo! Everything is so crisp and inviting! I hope you see very quickly. Looking forward to seeing the kitchen photos!

    Dee Dee

  13. Brittany says:

    This is so gorgeous! I love the transformation! Found this post through and couldn’t believe the house was less then 30 mins from mine! It’s nice to see small town talent go mainstream! I’ll definitely be following up for more!
    -Brittany, McVeytown, PA

    • Susan says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Brittany! I’ll be posting the kitchen pics today, so be sure to stop back and see that transformation. 🙂

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