We Bought a Short Sale - Our Work in Progress - Here Are Some Pics
2 years ago we bought a short sale - we were lucky that everyone was turned off by the fact that it was ummm... a little unpleasant inside (they left behind everything from a wedding dress to some random canned food and left a lot for most to be desired).. luckily for my husband and i this was a gem (we got into a neighborhood we never could afford normally and though its still a work in progress, it's becoming exactly how we want
This was the day we moved in - ok seriously gross!! Not even bleach could save this..
This was the vanity ( It had mold - this needed to go) - normally I love refinishing things, but I have horrible allergies and in south Florida mold is not something that goes away easily
Though its hard to see - they had a kitchen cabinet over the sink (the vanity lights would burn the bottom of it - also had to go)
just a random photo - seriously they left a wedding dress behind (sold it online for 25 bucks) - intact with all the crap they left behind, I was able to sell and cover the costs of my bathroom redo supplies
my husband fixing the walls after we pulled off the fake wainscoting that had been colored with sharpees
Had a heart attack on this one I ripped of the old based board and out came a MILLION ants - luckily we had spray on hand - killed those suckers -
Literally I sat there and pealed the paint off the wall - though annoying it was almost relaxing (like popping packing bubbles) - we were told this happened because they mixed a water based primer and latex top paint
We had to pull up the tile - we rented a hammer chisel from home depot for the day - this was because some rooms were double tiled, carpeted and everything in between
we got one of those waste management bags to dump the tile - my only advice for this would be tarp it (it rained and made a huge deals reference the weight at pick up)
I scored on this vanity for 150 - it normally is an 800 dollar vanity - it was a damaged floor model and had a missing handle and big huge black mark across it (I used a mr clean magic rub eraser and it took it right off) - the tile in the back is from a store that was going out of business (i got a box of tile about 4 years ago - for that "ill use this one day purchase"
This is the bath shower now - same tile - I admit i got a new toilet immediatly as well as a new tub (both lower end models but I'm very happy with them - the other tile is from floor and decor (it's like costco but for tile) -
Here is an after pic of the hallway (behr gobi dessert paint) we did laminate - honestly though I wish I went with wood tile we have dogs and if there is a wet spot that isn't discovered right away it bubbles - lesson learned next time tile
a quick after shot - paint is "flint smoke"