Monday, April 21, 2014

NEVER A DULL MOMENT

First, I want to take a quick moment to thank Di from Cook the TV and Cheryl in Wisconsin for their wonderful guest posts while I have been so crazy busy finishing up the renovation of the house we bought. You ladies are so kind with your offers of guest posts and I am so thankful!  (Cheryl...get a blog!!!)
Second, I want to say that my good friend Judy was here for the last 10 days and gave me a hand with some decorating, which of course involved shopping and a whole lot of fun.  My other dear friend Ciree even came over Saturday and helped assemble some shelves for my craft room and picked an accent color for my grey and white kitchen. (She's bossy like that!)  How lucky am I to have my two best friends helping at the same time??  Life is good!
That is Judy on the left and Ciree on the right!  I always tease them and tell them I love them because they are both shorter than I am, but the truth is I love them because they are wonderfully talented people who put up with me and all of my quirkiness and they make me laugh until my belly hurts.  They are sitting on my sofa in my newly renovated/partially finished family room,which they have deemed the party room.  Here's a sneak-peek.
Totally went outside my comfort zone in this room.  For those of you who thought I should put shutters on that pass through...I found a pair, tried them out and didn't like them.  I threw them in the garage.  Then Judy came in and said they needed to go downstairs and I made my "face of disappointment" because I was sure they needed to stay in the garage.  We put them up and of course she was right and I loved them.  Judy is a genius! Then I wanted to paint them, but she said they needed to stay orange, so orange became the accent color in my family/party room.  We also did a couple of really fun craft projects for this room and I will share them with you a little later.
Sorry for the fuzzy picture.  When I have time that cabinet will become a bar.  ( Bliss from Bliss Ranch, I will take any advice you have on converting that cabinet into a bar! You are the queen of bar cabinets!)  A dart board and game cabinet will also be in this room.  (Karen at Somewhat Quirky, can you guess what I'll be using as a game cabinet down there?)
Third....we sold our little farm house last week, so the clock is ticking now on the move.  Shouldn't be a problem as the reno is finished and I'm on clean-up duty for the next couple of days.
Fourth...because I was crazy enough to think that my life would finally begin to calm down a little and I could enjoy having some new space and some spring fun landscaping the outside of this house..... we bought another house.  Yes, we did.  It will be a flipper and we start work on it the second week of May.  It is true...there is no rest for the wicked!
So, I will be crazy-busy for the next month or so and will be sporadic on my blog.  I'll have very little time for reading and catching up with my friends here in the blog world. I know you'll be understanding, but I will miss you all and have visions of catching up while relaxing on that white sofa in my family/party room....maybe in June?  Unless I just completely lose my mind, which at this point seems like a very serious possibility.  Suzan, you won't be alone in the asylum!  LOL!
Finally...I want to thank Mel, from Mellywoods Mansion, because when I find myself awake at 3a.m. and totally freaking out about all of this, she is there on the other side of my computer screen, halfway around the world in Australia, keeping me from losing it and giving me some invaluable advice!  Mel, you are awesome!
I'll be back soon with some posts of the reno and I'm starting with the kitchen. 

35 comments:

  1. It is looking great!! I love how you placed the shutters on the sides of the window. The pop of color is fantastic. I love your rug too. It's so nice to have such helpful friends. :)

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  2. I completely understand how busy you are. Don't worry about being absent. We'll be here in blogland when you have time to check in. By the way, orange is my favorite color, so I love the orange shutters and rug! Can't wait to see everything when it's finished!
    How brave of you to go right into another renovation! When we built our house, we said, "never again." But now we find ourselves talking about what we'd do in the next house. It better be a vacation home (in my dreams) because I can't imagine ever leaving this one.

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  3. What the what!?! Another house, well you now need someone to follow you around and also take photos, can Cheryl head on down? What was in the box you got in the mail, and lastly I know just what to do to that bar - add beverage first.

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  4. Good heavens! I'm taking a moment to process all of your news. The orange shutters are fabulous. It all looks so fresh and clean! I would totally follow you around with a camera, but I suspect I would be handed a paintbrush or a sander.

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  5. I am loving the look, Danni :) I can't wait to see more and I'm so glad things are coming together. Hugs to you!

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  6. The orange shutters are genius! Thanks, Judy. Love the accent rug and the space looks quite amazing.I cannot believe you are going straight for another flip without time to rest and relax. You make me feel like the lowest of slugs.

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  7. You are ROCKIN' the orange in that room!! I think you may have had a little bit to drink when you took that fuzzy photo. And I think you may have had a lot to drink when you BOUGHT ANOTHER HOUSE?????? I'll start calling you the crazy house lady. And I'll be right. :P All this exciting news!!!!

    -andi

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  8. Aren't friends divine!!! They're always there when you need them! Your party room looks amazing and you're right on trend with the beautiful orange colors! I think some of Susan's never ending projects have rubbed off on you. Forget your old blog, Silo Hill Farm with crafting, and the likes, and start a new one on remodeling and flipping. We'll all be here when you get back, but I suspect you're still watching from the sidelines. Congrats on your accomplishments and the beginning of more new adventures! I'm so excited for you!

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  9. The orange shutters are super pretty! How sweet that your friends are there to help.

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  10. What?? Did you just say you bought another house! Holy cow! You are a glutton for punishment! Haha. Well, I guess reno and decor are two fab ways to keep your blog going:) When you aren't exhausted that is!
    I absolutely loved doing the guest post and am glad I was able to help out in some small way. If I lived closer, I would be over every day doing manual labor! The orange accent is pure genius!!!
    Congrats to you, my friend! Bought, sold, bought another! Wow!!!

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  11. Woah... had to read that twice! You bought another house!! And just when we thought we were about to get you back. Congratulations on selling your farmhouse. Great things are happening for you girl!
    Love the orange pops of color! I can't wait to see more. Hope you had a nice Easter.

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  12. Love those orange shutters!! So fun!! Bought another house? On my gosh!! You're either flippin' crazy or a flippin' genius!!! I think it's both. LOL.

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  13. You ARE crazy! Wow, another reno project so soon? What fun it will be though...

    Happy Easter!

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  14. Well, I imagine you will be using the buffet as your game cabinet???? You are certifiable. Another house!!!????? Don't you know we miss you??????

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  15. I am now tired after reading your post...you are crazy as hell! You have great friends, though!
    I'm so excited that we are finally going to see the house and all the hard work you and Sam have been doing. Please tell me you aren't getting rid of the tractor- you promised that I could drive it to the bar. hahaha

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  16. The party room turned out great and the orange is just perfect for snazzing the room up. Whoa on jumping right into another reno!

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  17. The room looks great ! Where would we be without our friends !!! You are going to need a vacation soon !

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  18. It's looking so great Danni and you know I'm the Northern Hemisphere insomniacs best friend LOL

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  19. This is so gorgeous!!! Together you and your friends accomplished a lot. I hope one day to see your face of disappointment. :) hehe

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  20. And here I thought you were looking forward to enjoying the new home, all completed for the rest of the spring & summer...and you go buy another to renovate...wow...just wow...is this your new business? I guess you're pros after this one!
    And, I'm loving your party room! At least you'll have a great space to come home & relax in after a day at the flip.
    Debbie :)

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  21. In for a penny, in for a pound they say. Congrats on selling the farm and on buying another house. You are already in renovation mode, so it is probably the best time to do it. Your family room looks so comfy. I love the orange, it goes so well with your beautiful flooring. You and Sam are like flippin magicians, I can't believe how fast you have pulled your new house together. Way to go team!!

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  22. I love to decorate and change rooms around, I just never have the time to do so nor the money always need money

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  23. Oh my goodness, a whole other house, you sure are a glutton for punishment.
    I love the orange shutters and the matching rug, can't wait to see more but totally understand that you may be rather busy !

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  24. You bought another house! WOW. I am impressed. Loving the sneak peek of the living room. Judy did good. Glad you went out of your comfort zone. It's looking stylish, bright and beautiful.

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  25. The room peek: loooooove! What a gorgeous color palette. The flipper house: eeeek! But I think it's great, you guys are obviously mini-miracle workers when it comes to speed renos - so go out and make some money and enjoy the crazy. Teeny bit sad to think the farm is going away, but you are so excited for the next adventures, I am thrilled for you. Congrats on the sale! Thanks for the update, Danni!

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  26. Friends are the best Danni! Your sneak peek looks amazing. Looking forward to the final tour!

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  27. wow! wow! WOW! Looks like a busy time indeed! Love the "orange" on the room. Good luck on the move, renovation and the other house as well.

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  28. That orange carpet is just perfection - absolutely LOVE it -
    And from the photo you and Judy could be sisters :)
    Have a great weekend Danni Trump !
    xoxo

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  29. Wow girl you are one brave busy gal! Its looking good so far. Can't wait to see the flip.

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  30. Danni....I have been thinking about you. I went to look at a fixer upper the other day. I could see so much potential in it and got excited but then...when I drove by later with my husband the surrounding neighborhood was junky (not the good kind). It had a strange vibe. Anyway - lucky you to get help fro friends. :)

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  31. And I thought I was crazy busy! Keep up the beautiful work! I love what you've done so far!

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  32. I love the orange shutters! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  33. WOW, Danni, you are crazy busy! My life has been crazy too and I'm just now trying to catch up with everyone! Hugs to you!

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  34. I like the open, clean uncluttered look. Opportunities!
    Blessings,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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  35. Hey...we are missing you. Just wanted to let you know. :P

    -andi

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