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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, 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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Playhouse, Tootie's Home -

Looking back, the only thing I wanted as a kid and never had was a playhouse. I can remember my grandfather having this old greenhouse that was basically a metal frame and my cousin and I would play house in it. I would think to myself that all I had to do was put wood in the frame and it could have real walls! Even my dad looks back and wishes he had gotten me one of those log cabin houses… We have been talking about a playhouse for quite some time now, but it just wasn’t on the list...

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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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