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Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Man Room...and Surrounding area

Hey! Here I am AGAIN... happy as a clam to have another area (or several) cleaned up for the summer! Momstheword is hosting a summer cleaning frenzy and I'm ALL IN! Stop by and see what she has in the way of inspiration, and encouragement...motivation and entertainment...you won't be disappointed! (no pressure momstheword...lol)
Lets start with the sad excuse of a laundry room...you'd think that with as much time as I spend in here...it could be a little bigger! It is even too small to stack the machines...we tried! BUT it is sparkling and smells wonderful now!
Moving right along...we are looking at the downstairs bathroom that is right next to the laundry...if I could knock out the wall in between....oh such a wonderful dream...It too is clean...for the moment. It is adjacent to the kid's bedrooms too...you get the picture...
Next...we leave the bathroom, and stop to quickly dust the "book"shelves on the wall between the laundry and bath...they are made out of old Readers Digest books. I love them.
If you were to come into the house from the front door...this is the first view of the interior of my home...THE MAN ROOM. Well it used to be decked out in a hockey theme...vintage photos etc...but recently had a make over to include family....mostly kid photos...
I need to hang a couple of the kid's pics still...there are three of each child...first year, last year and current year...and one of the three of them together.
This cabinet is going to be painted black...(blame that on Picket) and it BETTER STAY neat...those books (on one shelf) and the three million movies are prone to laying all over...grr.
Before I got this laptop...I used to play on the computer in that cabinet...it is now "resting"...and that green and cream table...I salvaged from a certain burning barrel...and shabby chic'd it up!
By dusting and moving the treadmill over here...I could camouflage it with the large plants...that way it was not such a huge focal point in the space. I will be placing a large mirror in behind on the pony wall...so that who ever (usually me-with a little help from Busy) is on it can still see t.v. when they are using it.
And I am almost finished with this space. There are a few odds and ends...and the carpet needs a cleaning...and some painting to do....but that will wait for another day.
I will not post the list...it will make the post too long and super boring. I basically moved all the furniture, and vacuumed, dusted, did windows, blinds and spot cleaned walls. The other rooms got wiped from top to bottom, and the cupboards got edited to the extreme!
Have a great weekend friends...see you again next week...for more Tootsie-type adventures!
To all who have voted for me in all three categories of the blog luxe awards...thank you so much...and thanks for the nominations! I am so flattered!

25 comments:

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Wow Tootsie, you have such a nice big room & how busy you've been cleaning every nook & cranny! Do you have anymore rooms left to clean? Great job on the green shabby chic cabinet! ☺ Diane

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I'm a cleanin' machine but I always stall half way through!
Everything looks so nice..ok...you've motivated me ..back at it. I love cleaning..I just sort of poop out and fold into a chair. But..hey, I'm retired...
I take that word seriously and retire every ten minutes!
Hugs and smiles~
Mona

Ann said...

From the looks of it ... you are one happy cleaner. It is always a nice idea to hang photos of our loved ones ... they are being reminded everyday that they are special and loved.

Darla said...

very nice Tootsie. I love the fact that you Do Not have dust collectors all over your home, I for one don't do clutter very well. I do enjoy my knick knacks just not in every little space! You have a lovely home. I like the readers digest books shelves too, did you make them?

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

I can tell everything is sparkling!!
~Michelle

CiNdEe said...

Great cleaning and organizing of your rooms(-: They look wonderful! I need some of your energy!!!(-:
I have the chicken pen to clean today. Thats the big job for this morning. Getting to it right after I walk the dogs(-: I might take a after picture but its a disaster now!!!LOL No one wants to see chicken poo(-:

marty39 said...

Everything is looking super. Love it when it's all nice and sparkly clean. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Tracey McBride said...

Hi Tootsie!!! You are a cleaning machine!! I am so impressed at how you streamline everything. Currently, I'm in the process of deep de cluttering/cleaning!! It's been a few years so it's becoming time consuming but feels fantastic. So, your post here has really inspired me. I appreciate you sharing it with us and thanks for the inspiration.
Have a great weekend.
Warmly,
Traceyxox
P.S. I am totally relating to Wsprsweetly of Cottages...I often get distracted half way through as well! One thing that helps me with that is by just doing one drawer each day...or one cupboard. Sometimes I do just the one, other times I get on a roll and much more is accomplished!

Jesikarena said...

I LOVE those "book" shelves!! How did you make them??? I am seeing the need for a post on this : )

pammiejo said...

Do a tutorial on how to make those "book shelves". I love them and have seen some others and would like to do some myself. So cute!! PAM

Anonymous said...

Hi TOOTSIE pretty clean for a junkin lady. can you please make me about three of those book shelves for my doll room? love gramie.

Anonymous said...

HI TOOTSIE Pretty good for a junkin lady. Love those book shelves. Can you make me about three of those for my doll room. love gramie

Betty said...

You tired me out just reading about your cleaning! lol Everything looks great.

Love Where You Live said...

Bookshelves made of old Readers Digests?!?! I really wanted to see this!! All but one or two photos downloaded and, of course, guess which one didn't make it?! ha. You are such a talented lady! cheers; you do it all, don't you? -susan

salmagundi said...

You just keep cleaning and cleaning. Is there anything left to clean?? I can't imagine that there is!! Sally

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

You're making me feel motivated to do some deep cleaning around here. Usually right after Christmas and in the summer I start throwing everything away that doesn't have a spot. My oldest daughter's room is first on the list. It feels so good to get things cleaned and organized.
Your house is beautiful.

Tamara Jansen said...

Oh, I am so lazy today.....don't feel like cleaning. Why did you have to remind me?

artis1111 said...

about painting the frames black too??? Instead of doing them all in a row , do either in clusters or at angles. This woulg give an interesting presance to them. LOL Kathy

momstheword said...

I love the book shelves made of actual books! So cool!

Love how you hid the treadmill behind the plant. Very clever and I like the mirror idea. I always like to watch t.v. when I am on the treadmill.

Do you think perhaps you have allegies or a sinus infection?

Shelia said...

Hi Tootsie! Oh, I've loved looking at your lovely home and how clean and sparkly it is! The older I get, the less I like to clean! Why don't you fly on down and i'll put you to work?

Oh, my knockout roses are blooming again! I have another blogging friend in Houston and she says hers bloom like crazy and then seem to take a rest for about a week or so. Maybe mine were resting too! :)

Have a great weekend, Dear One,
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Mary at My New 30 said...

Your home is so beautiful Tootsie. And roomy! You could just about fit my entire house in that "man" room.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love your walk through room by room of your home as you clean it...you have a very nice home. I love the pictures of your little ones on the wall. I was told I needed to take mine down that family pictures was out of style...I DON'T THINK SO....lol
Stop by my blog when you get a chance I have an award for you.
Molly

The Japanese Redneck said...

Wow, you're like the energizer bunny. Clean your way to my house.

Ramona

Justine said...

Holy cleaning woman! What's gotten into you?

Justine :o )

Sassy said...

You are one terrific homemaker!!!! I would love a large room like that for my family...and I love the cupboard that you shabby chiced {sp?}...you are awesome and I also love the "book" shelves...