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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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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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bedroom, Interior Design, Interiors, master, remodel, Tootie's Home -

In 1968, Master bedrooms weren’t much bigger than the other rooms in the home. They didn’t necessarily have an attached bathroom and you would be crazy lucky to find a walk-in closet. The large master suites that we now covet in modern architecture wasn’t really a thing back then. You could imagine our surprise when we discovered not only a decent sized master bathroom, but also a walk in closet in our soon-to-be new home! The large windows provided a ton of natural light, but also made the bed placement a little difficult, especially since the light fixture had been...

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

They say the kitchen is the Heart of the Home. Well, if that is true, then when we purchased our new house, our kitchen was in need of open heart surgery! Our entire home was ORIGINAL to 1968. The kitchen had the original dark cabinets with the laminate countertops and backsplash, popcorn ceilings that were stained and falling off in places, all on lovely vinyl flooring. I mean… We knew that we did NOT have the money for a complete overhaul of the kitchen. The cabinets were still in great shape and I could see the potential. The room was...

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

When we first looked at our house, the living room was definitely the space that made us want to purchase this particular home. It had a fireplace, which I was crazy about, and two large picture windows that overlooked what would be our pasture and barn, eventually. And that is where the positive features ended. The rest of the space was outdated, dark and dirty. But I saw the potential. So much potential. A lot of primer and paint went into those 1968 panelled walls. I scrubbed the floors on my hands and knees to get up the years of...

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