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DIY, Interior Design, Interiors, remodel, Tootie's Home -

Several years ago, I found a tutorial on Pinterest showing how to take regular lumber and use it for countertops. I remember showing it to my husband, and as usual, he thought it was a stupid, crazy idea that I had come up with just to save a few bucks, because that is how I roll. ? Luckily, I talked him into it and it has been our go-to for countertop surfaces ever since! It is seriously the easiest thing everrrrrr…   1. Measure your countertops. The typical depth of a counter surface is 25″ which allows for a 1″...

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Interior Design, Interiors, Real Estate, Staging -

As an Interior Designer and home Stager, I get asked questions constantly by folks who are getting ready to list their house. In real estate, you only get that one chance to make a great first impression, so the minute your agent hits the button to list your property, it better be ready to show. Now, I offer Home Staging, both locally and over the Internet through E-Staging, and if you are interested in either of those services, you can find more information at the top of the page, but there are some things that are pretty basic and very...

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Interior Design, Playhouse, Tootie's Home -

Now, I am going to begin this post with this disclaimer: I am NOT a contractor! I have never built anything in my life other than a little goat house, which surprisingly, is still standing… When I decided that I was just going to tackle the playhouse myself because I couldn’t get the Mr. on board, I first went to Pinterest. And although there are some AMAZING playhouses on there, I knew my limits. I knew that I have no idea how to pitch a roof. I also knew that some of these construction methods required a lot more materials...

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Girl's Room, Interior Design, Interiors, Tootie's Home -

I know, I know, I have posted about the girls’ room before. But I changed my mind… I am sure other creatives have this same problem. Surely I am not the only one! My mind changes really frequently and it takes the smallest thing to set it off. As I described in the last post about their room, they were using bunk beds, which I felt like was the best option because of the size of the room. I began to get frustrated with the monstrosity some time ago. It was so bulky and it felt like it took up the...

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dining room, Interior Design, Interiors, remodel, Tootie's Home -

Since our home was built in 1968, formal living rooms were still a thing. I will admit that I struggle with this space. It is long and narrow with a dining room at one end and the formal living room space at the other. I am all about useable space and functional design. Things don’t just have to look pretty, but they have to work for you and your family as well. This space is not very functional! I really feel like there is a way to rework this space in the future. Until then though, it is our formal...

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