ATTENTION!!! Please do not steal my content! ALL of the content on this page is property of Tootsie Time is not to be copied and used elsewhere unless with the expressed permission of Tootsie! There have been a lot of my photos found on various websites and none have permission. Removing the watermark is not permitted under any circumstances. My work is MINE to share, and should never be seen with someone else's name attached to it. That is stealing!


Saturday, July 2, 2016

Some Finishing and Re-Finishing!!

A few years back, the ugly divorce forced me and the kids to move.   In the new place, we didn’t have a garage and the house didn’t offer much along the line of storage…so I decided to just rent one.  Over the next few months, I FILLED that unit to the lips.  There were so many items for me to put into storage “until I needed or had ideas for them” that I actually could not see them all and even forgot I had some of them! 

If you follow Tootsie Time, you know that we recently moved again.   We are now living out in the country on a gorgeous acreage, and are super lucky to have all kinds of space and storage buildings for us to store the ‘good stuff’ in.   About a month ago, I got all caught up on the work for my company’s business and decided to switch up the gears a little bit..take a break, and play.  So…I dug into my stash of ‘good stuff’ in the sheds and got busy.

The first piece I pulled out was this little hi-boy dresser.   She was in bad shape.   (sorry!   I forgot to take a photo of the dresser before I touched it!)   She was missing a drawer and her sides were very beat up.   I wasn’t confident she’d be fixable to perfection…but I was gonna try!  I sanded and scraped and got her all prepped for a total make over.  My cowboy built me a drawer…(I had the original drawer front...but not the rest, so he really helped me out.  (yay me!) and I settled on a ‘look’ for the piece.   After a little stain, a little paint and a couple of hours of my time…



I didn’t have this piece posted for even 15 minutes and she was SOLD!

The next day I headed to the shed again and pulled out another piece.   This one used to be a blonde veneer with stained navy blue drawers.   (I also didn’t get a before of this one…ugh)


It turned out very nicely.  Sorry about the eyesore in the mirror garage needs a really good cleaning.   Ha-ha.

Playing in the garage felt SO good that I just went to town and cleaned my shed right out!   I repaired and re-finished all of the dressers that I had been holding onto and I loved every minute of it!   (I will share the rest of the re-done dressers in the next post…they turned out AMAZING…)

The cleaning out of that shed sparked an unprecedented purge of the other sheds, closets, drawers and garage in our home.   I think it goes without saying…There’s going to be one heck of a garage sale hosted by us this summer!  

Well kids…that’s all I have to share with you today…Thanks so much for popping by.   Stay tuned…I can feel the winds of change blowing again…and you do NOT want to miss what comes next.

Until next time….Happy junkin’!

¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•.

today’s post has been proudly sponsored by Chic-a-Boot
chalk board sticker


Terra said...

I admire how you pretty up furniture, and I can see why that first bureau sold so fast. You are on on roll of fixing up and clearing out.

Tootsie said...

thank you! Just wait till you see the next ones I am working on right now. They turned out AMAZING!

Helen said...

Hey there! Just wanted to share I began blogging (Living Boldly) way back in 2008 too. Rate My Space was the place I met more than a few truly amazing women! Life has also taken me in different directions since then, but I have always enjoyed knowing you were 'out there' and wondered how life was treating you. You sound happy and fulfilled and that is the best thing to be! I also began a poetry blog after my mother died (I cared for her the last five years of her life) and kept it up for years. I have scaled way back and enjoy volunteering in our community theatre today. Happy gardening!!

Tootsie said...

I absolutely remember you Helen! You were one of my all time favorites! I am glad to hear from you and I hope you are happy and fulfilled as well. I re-connected with my grade 9 sweetheart and after all these years, we still had crushes on each other and are very happy together. I am sorry to hear that your mom is gone, I can imagine it was difficult for you. Have a great day...and keep in touch friend!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Always look forward to reading your posts. Beautiful work on the dressers you shared today.

La Petite Gallery said...

You have a real talent, and obvious a great eye for
furniture and lines. Very inspiring for us all.
Keep up the good work. Yvonne
PS_ it's our 4th and living in Maine you can shoot fire works all year.
I live in midcoast Maine St. George high taxes, 3 world roads fire works
starting at 9PM and my dog is nuts. Think I'll sell and move to a
real civilized place.

La Petite Gallery said...

Hey Tootsie, got a problem, weird plant growing can't find out the name yvonne Photo on my blog??

Tootsie said...

Thank you so much Joy! I do enjoy the creative stuff that I get to do once and a while! :)