House Flipping in Pittsburgh

So my boyfriend bought another house, actually two (check out my post from the first surprise house here). He’s really getting into the business of flipping small outdated homes and revitalizing them for the active Pittsburgh rental market. He’s been working hard on each property since January 2017, with myself helping on any small projects that I can. Mostly just painting and design choices, plus food & drink supplies for the worker bee of course! Working mostly on the weekends, the projects are starting show great progress! Thought I’d share the before state of one of the projects and a bit of the progress he’s made to show that it just takes a little, budget, commitment and hard work to transforms a dated, dull house!

The Before…

A dated green kitchen!

A pink bedroom!

A bedroom covered in Pittsburgh’s favorite faux wood paneling!

And last, but not least, a colorful basic bathroom!

This is a standalone single family home located just north of the city of Pittsburgh. It’s 3 stories with 3 bedrooms and one full bath. The unfinished basement features a Pittsburgh toilet, workshop and laundry area. A lot of progress has been made so far! I am not involved in everything going on, but I do know that the home has received a bathroom overall, all new appliances (kitchen& laundry), new flooring throughout, expanded electric wiring, new paint and lighting; among many other updates. These simple updates have proved to significantly refresh the space.


I’ve been spending a lot of time painting lately and per usual have gotten a lot of paint in my hair! I need to learn to always wear a hat when painting.

paint in hair

We’ve used a very strong odor killing, stain concealing and mold killing/preventing primer, as well as Pittsburgh’s hometown paint brand’s PPG Paints Manor Hall, and Glidden Premium.

If you’re interested in trying PPG Paints products here’s a Friends & Family Discount!

PPG Paints friends & family discount 2017



Paint-Splattered Jean Trend

If you’ve seen my BF or I on the weekends in the past few months, we were probably covered in paint. I just want it to be known that we started this whole paint-covered jean trend, that’s in store now. Seriously go to the mall, multiple brands are selling paint-splattered jeans, from NY& Company to Armani Men’s. Ridiculous.  If you want paint-splattered jeans, come help us paint!

Alice + Olivia paint splattered skinny jeans

paint splattered jean trend

Seven7 paint splattered jeans

paint splattered jean trend

Target’s paint splattered skinny jeans

paint splattered jean trend

Rag & Bone Paint-Splattered Skinny Jean

paint splattered jean trend

Giuliana Rancic’s Splattered Denim

paint splattered jean trend

Free People Paint Splattered Boyfriend Jean

paint splattered jean trend

New York & Company Painted Boyfriend Jean

paint splattered jean trend

Armani Exchange Men’s Paint-Splattered Jeans

paint splattered jean trend

Gap Girlfriend Splatter Jean

paint splattered jean trend



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  1. LOL at the paint splatter pants…that’s funny haha I love looking at before and after pictures of house flipping. I’d love to get into house flipping with my husband. It sounds so rewarding

  2. I love watching a house get flipped! I’ll have to stay tuned to see how it turns out 🙂

  3. I can’t wait to get a house and get to Joanna Gaines it. (I’m making her into a noun) Also, I went to school at Grove City so Pittsburgh has always held a special place in my heart. 🙂

  4. Right a little budget an effort can go a long way! I guess an added bonus of painting your own walls is that you can even create your own ?‍? paint splatter jeans!

  5. So ridiculous! Haha yep that’s the Pittsburgh toilet all right. This one is rather awful I’m scared to even go near it in the dark creepy basement!

  6. Paint splattered jeans for $165?? That is ridiculous. Looks like a lot of work but I’m sure it will pay off!

    @mommyhon333, you don’t want to see a picture of a Pittsburgh toilet! Ha, they are usually just toilets in the basement. Not in a bathroom, just sitting there, in the basement.

  7. I just finished slipping a house and you’d be surprised what a little paint and updating can do to a house! Funny about the paint splatter jean trend – I can just do that myself by painting a room haha!

  8. Yay!! I can comment today. Cannot wait to see the house flipped completely. Don’t know how a family operates on one bathroom. Not sure what a Pittsburgh potty is! Could we have a pic?

    So glad to see the paint splattered pants trending. I made an Easter garland that I blogged about this weekend and splattered everything within ten feet with Gesso. Not sure it will wash out of my jeans. But maybe I don’t want it to now!

    You guys are a cute couple. Keep up the hard work.

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