The hubs and I are embarking on a new adventure...remodeling our first flip property. He retired back in September and I've been working on Miss Daisy off and on for the past couple of years, helping the family with "mom's" things, cleaning out and holding some tags sales for the.
The first time I walked into this sweet little house, I hoped someday it could be mine. I "got" Miss Dazey, the owner of the home. She'd been a long-time customer of mine at Burlap & Roses. She and her daughter Joan would come to my shop in New Virginia, and we just grew to like each other. So, when Joan contacted me about helping her out with "mom's home" I was delighted to do what I could. Mrs. Dazey had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, was living with Joan and it was time to adequately clean out and ready the house for its next life.
I have loved being there, looking through her things, and in many ways, we are kindred spirits. Mrs. Dazey, a long-time, beloved art teacher in Indianola AND a phenomenal artist, herself, saw potential in everything. I could see what she may have been thinking when she collected various things. She saved many of her students artwork; I bet she had every intention of finding them and giving their artwork back to them someday. I recognized some of the names, and have returned some of the pieces to those I knew and there whereabouts.
I had told Joan that if ever the family wanted to sell, that I'd like a chance to purchase the property and bring it to it's finest glory...something that Mrs. Dazey and I would both approve of. Ideally, it would make a lovely retirement home for Steve and I, but, we won't be moving from the farm any time soon. So, when the time came to sell, we got first chance and are now the very proud and honored owners of Miss Daisy!
Here are the first postings I've done and posted on Facebook.
What I've learned while remodeling Miss Daisy.