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Showing posts with label bedroom. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bedroom. Show all posts

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Tootsie’s Master...

...BEDROOM!!!   BEDROOM!!!   My goodness!   Those of you who know me well, KNOW that I would not fare well if I had to have a MASTER!   ha-ha!

On that note…lets get down to business.   Today I am giving you a little peek at the interior of my house.   I thought I’d start with the Master BEDROOM.

I got to have this past weekend all to myself.   So…what does a girl do when she’s unsupervised?   No Cowboy…no kids?   She takes a weekend off from her work, and decorates!

We are coming up on one full year of living in the country, and are finally feeling ‘safe’ enough to start to share a few images of our home.   There were some reasons that I have not shared much until recently, but now that we have the ‘green light’ …I am good to go!

Before we get going...please excuse the ugly paint job on the walls.   It was here when we moved in, and WILL be changed as soon as possible.   

THIS is the master bedroom in our home.

Bedroom Full view 1

I am considering a change to the headboard…It will still be  done from barn wood, but will be taller, and maybe a touch less perfect.


Right now, I like how it looks, but should my Cowboy come home and say “lets go junkin’….”   I am ALL over that!   We have a stash of the ‘good stuff’ that we can use if we need it.

Bedroom Full view 1

The bench at the end of the bed (where I see I tucked the blanket too tight on one side…lol) is from an antique shop.   We found it one day while we were out and about.  It was intended to be used at the kitchen table, but …as you can see…the plan changed…and I could not love it more in the bedroom!

Bedroom 4

Cowboy and I found a pretty set of antique dressers while we were out and about one day, and we love how they look.   We got a steal of a deal on them and had to have them!   I have considered painting them…but just don’t know if I have the heart to change their original look.   For now this vanity is paired with an old chair I found in my travels…and sits beside the antique geriatric chair that we found in an antique shop owned by some friends of ours.

Bedroom 3

The old window has been kicking around in my decor for years…the pillar…well I have 4 of those, and they move around from room to room…I do want to add a small old wooden ladder to the corner, but I have to go get it still.   I think the ladder will finish the space.


The old crate was found in the attic of the old house that I have been fixing on for my Cowboy.  I just added some wheels to the bottom  and that’s it!

To read the series I shared about the 108 year old house I have been slowly working on for my Cowboy (so far)  click HERE.

Bedroom 1

I do like to use my antique tea service collection still.   I have them all over my house in various positions.

Bedroom 6

This is a view of the far side of the room.   There is the top of an old desk, and the hi-boy chest that goes with the Vanity.

The chair…well, I love this chair.   It reminds me of a chair that my grandmother had when I was a little girl.   I always loved to sit in that chair when we would go visit her.   It is worn and faded…but I love it the way it is.   One day I might re-do her…but for now, she is just right!

bedroom 2

You will notice that there isn’t much on top of that hi-boy chest…There is a reason for that.
We have two very spoiled, very ‘bad’ cats.  Marty and Ginger.   They like to sit up on that dresser and ‘hunt’ out the window.   (they are inside only kinda cats)   Should I put anything in the empty spot on that dresser…Marty will just toss it onto the floor and take his rightful position.

Bedroom 7

The door beside the chair is to our walk in closet…and the one beside that is to the little 1/2 bath in the master bedroom.   (I will share that in another post)

I can't say it enough!!!   I just HATE the way the old owners painted walls in this room, and do plan to fix that in the near future, but with work and my health issues lately, paint has not been on the top of the list.   SOON …soon I will erase the 80’s from these walls.   lol

Bedroom Full view 1

Every effort was made to try to incorporate some Cowboy charm into our bedroom.   There are not a lot of ruffles, or fru fru…not that he’d probably care…he likes my rustic, french country style…but he does like his Cowboy ‘stuff’.    He was hoping I would get tired of the pretty  top quilt on our bed and put HIS comforter set on…It has images of MOOSE and BEARS on it…ya…sorry Cowboy…no matter how much I love you…that comforter is NEVER going to be the top quilt in my master bedroom.   That’s what the 108 year old house was made for   <3   I also just could NOT bring myself to add any guns or horns to the decor…at least not yet.   (I saved those for the living room )


That’s all I have to share with you this time…

Until Next Time…Happy Decorating!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

OOH LA LA! It’s Tiffany Blue!

Hey guys!   Hope the summer has been treating you right.   I know it has been HOT HOT HOT here!   The summer holidays are just flying by!   The kids are loving their summer break…and I am realizing that this summer has been a very different one than any I have ever spent.   (that’s for another post entirely)  

I have been a busy girl this past week or so…and I might have a few things to share with you in the very near future that might just have a little something to do with my new gardens out here on the acreage…but until then, you will just have to settle for another furniture make-over reveal.   To see the last few projects  that I have done you can click here…and  here…and to see the BEST one yet…click here

This is going to be a fairly short but sweet little post…as what all can a girl say about a little desk this size?
When this desk came to me  (yup…another junkin’ find)  it was in a sad state.   It had been used and ABUSED in a big way.

All I could think of when I started to look at it closely, was that if this was in my room as a little girl, my Mother would have strung me up by my toes and smacked me with a wooden spoon if I did something like this to my furniture!   In fact…I still have the furniture that I had when I was a little girl…It is still in good shape…and I don’t think it EVER looked near as rough as this.   It is a good thing that I rescued this…because it was going to the dump if I didn't!   It is  going to look a LOT better once I am done with it.

I had taken my oldest girl along with me when I went to town to grab some supplies for giving this little desk a make-over.   I ended up coming home with a totally different look planned for the desk than was originally on the agenda.   My teenage daughter talked me into a little bit of color….Okay…lets be honest here...a lot of color.  

It really didn’t take me too long to do this peice.   The top was a simple sanding and stain…then the sanding and priming and paint on the bottom.   A bit of paint on the drawer pulls and …Badda Bing…Badda Boom…it was done!   I did a protective coat and the piece was ready to find a sweet spot to live.  My little “Busy” would really like to have it in her room…but she would like to have pretty much anything I have made in her room.   She is my biggest fan. 

I am quite happy with the finished result.  I was excited to share the new look I gave this piece, so the drawers are not closed tight as it needed to cure just a little bit more.   (you get the idea)   This piece is now cute, fun and right on point with the trend right now.

I can honestly say, I have never painted anything Tiffany Blue…and I have never put baby pink handles on a piece…so it’s been a fun adventure!   I can’t wait to see where it ends up!  


It really is quite a change!  

Well guys…that’s it for me for today.

Until next time…  Happy Junkin’ !!!  ( and re-finishing!)

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Hey YOU...Teenage Boy!!! Keep It Clean!

I am the mother of one Teenage Boy….I love my Duchy (pronounced “Doochie”) dearly but am glad there is only one boy in my house!   He is messy and absent minded...moody and MUCH too tall for his own good...but he is always going to be my first and only Baby Boy!

(he is NOT going to like that I wrote that part....hahaha!...but after the mess I just cleaned up...he deserves it!  hahahahaha!)

While he was away over the Easter Break, I set myself up for a HUGE job…To clean up and re-decorate his bedroom.   The decorating part was easy…it was the cleaning part that got my goat. 
I did not take any photos as I was far to mad to think about photographs of the pig pen I was in.  It was only a few weeks before that I had helped him clean up and get organized…so this infuriated me.  He was probably lucky that he was all the way in Arizona and his angry little mommy was in Alberta!

I worked for several hours in Duchy’s room…and finally I began to see the light at the end of this tunnel…The room was clean…it was organized…and it was ready to decorate!

I didn’t have time to do all that I wanted before he got home…but I did make it look like a teenage boy lives here!


I re-positioned his bed…moved pretty much all his furniture around.  Got rid of a couple of pieces…the x-rocker and the big pirate trunk full of super heros…had to go.   So I deleted them.  He has a lot more room now.


He still has all the teenage boy “essentials”   he has his extra loud speakers for his stereo system…and his sports mementos…


He has storage for his clothes etc….I do want to re-finish this old dresser one of these days.  The newer one that was bought for him when he was younger is not in good shape anymore, and isn’t worth fixing right now…this one was much more functional…and it is what we will keep.


Tootsie had to get creative with this window…hanging a curtain over it made the room feel like a dungeon.   I am a firm believer in natural light when possible, so I used my imagination.   I had a couple of plastic garden fence things in the greenhouse that I was aching to use in a fun way…I cut the pointy parts off the bottom…(the part that goes into the ground) and hung it on his window!    I did not remove the film stuff that was on the glass when we moved in, as this window is going to be changed possibly this spring.

The addition of a fake plant and some old boxing gloves finished that area nicely!   I love the look of the window now.


I hung his two hockey canvas’s on the wall over the headboard on his bed…

…and turned my attention to the other side of the room.


His closet was a mess…but it is now all organized.   the long door is where he hangs clothes…the short door has his playstation and games as well as a little flat screen t.v.   There will be rules about how much gaming is going to be allowed to happen, and if they are not followed…there will be a lock installed.  


Now, I know you are itching to see better what’s going on beside that closet aren’t you????


Well….beside the closet, there is a small shelf with baskets for stuff…all organized…nice an neat. (yes there are some Easter candies there…he has a little sister that still believes in the bunny…so it is mandatory that he play along… ha ha!)


I know…I know…that basket shelf wasn’t what you wanted to see….THIS is what you wanted to see!

I attached 4 empty clean paint cans to the wall and filled them with his favorite cookie!

Yep…fortune cookies…Duchy LOVES his fortune cookies…and I really love that they are in these cans!   I hope he thinks that it’s as awesome as I do!


The cats sure do miss their kids when they are away…Ginger spent a lot of time in Duchy’s room while he was gone. She normally stays closer to Georgie…but when they are way….Duchy is IT! ha ha!

At least I got photos of this room BEFORE he gets his hands on it. It will never stay this way, and I am ready for that…I can always live in the photos! ha ha!!

That is all I have to share today!  What do you think?   I like the room…and he LOVED it!   I hope he keeps it at least a fraction of how clean it is in the photos!!  

Stay Tuned….Busy’s room is next!

Thank you all again for the wonderful display of support you showed us all last week.  We are all grateful to you for the prayers.  To see the update on how my Dad is here

Until Next Time….Happy Decorating!

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

No More Little Girl’s Room…It’s ALL Va - Va - Va - Voom! bedroom makeover part 2

In my last post, I shared the beginning of a huge makeover on my oldest Daughter’s bedroom.  In that post I showed how her dressers looked before I started the challenging task of making a little girl’s room look more like a funky Teenager room!   If you want the full scoop, you should begin your reading by clicking on the photo below.

This is the point where I left you all in suspense as to what this teenager was going to see when she first returned home.  

Shall we continue???   Lets get busy…we have furniture…now we need to decorate!

With Georgie getting a larger bed in her room, she needed a headboard.   I didn’t have time to go and junk one up for her, and living in this small town, there isn’t much for shopping for such things.   I needed a fast and easy solution to this problem! 


While I was out and about one day, I happened upon a dollar store.   As I was walking around in there looking for some bamboo stakes for the greenhouse, I decided to walk down an isle I don’t usually bother with…and came upon these wonderful little plastic squares!   They came in a package of two and they included the little wire clips that join them together!   They were a buck a package and they were perfect for my Georgie’s room!  I bought several packages of them (and a couple of other little odd’s n ends that would be good for this project ) and headed for home!
First thing, I got busy joining the squares together and hung them on the wall where I had decided to place her bed.


Loving the way these looked…I proceeded to dress her bed!


NOW do you see WHY this room was such a challenge for me???   I love the colors…but I never decorate my house like this…I use these colors in my gardens!   This room was not an easy task for this Tootsie.   I am more prone to decorate with a soft, muted, shabby style.

Next up…was the walls, her little bedroom window.  

Georgie LOVED the curtains I had made a while back for her little sister’s bedroom…and she really wanted some like that in her room…so I made her a chicken coop valance similar to the one I had done for “Busy’s” room.   The difference is that I made Georgies’ in her colors.  

This bedroom is in the basement of our house…so the window is teensy and not terribly easy to dress.  I tried to put up curtains, but they looked ridiculously ugly, so a valance hung on a curve is the way it will be!

The walls…


I hung a few of the wall words sayings…(which are a bugger to keep stuck by the way)…and then decided to make some original wall art on her wall out of watering cans!


I had originally planned to make several of these for her wall, but because they turned out to be quite big, she got only one, as I didn’t want it to start to look too tacky!   She did get several sayings…and…


…a funky wire dress form wall hanging.


So far…so good!   NEXT!!!


Remember this paragraph from the first part?
“When I ask Georgie what type of bedroom she would like, she simply would say “lime green with black.   Walls can be either color.  I also want horses and cool stuff in my room mom…no ruffles or old lady stuff like you use in the rest of the house please”
Well…I had to keep that in mind…so the horses stay…for now.  

The other little vanity dresser did get a little more funk…and I sneaked a little of  my style in there too with the flowers…lol.    I added a shiny black framed mirror and….


Yep!   I added a Lava Lamp!   I just know that will be her favorite part!


Again…I still need to do a new cover for her chair…but otherwise this little vanity looks pretty spiffy!

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After a lot of work, sweat, cursing and swearing, Georgie finally has her newly updated teenager room…Tootsie Style!
Like I said before...
…nothing like watching a Tootsie step right out of her element!

There is still baseboards and trims to be added and she is getting a new window this spring, but for the most part, this room turned out much better than I had planned!   I left a wall blank except for a bulletin board, for anything else that she might want to add…or that I find in my travels that would look sensational in here!

Well…what do you think?   Do you think she likes her new look???


Stay tuned...there are two more kid's rooms for me to share!

Until Next Time…Happy Decorating!

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Monday, April 15, 2013

I Got Hammered!!! (In My Little Girl’s Room) Bedroom makeover part 1

Those of you who have been following Tootsie Time for a while now, know that I am a single, divorced mother of three very busy, fantastic kids.   I have one boy and two girls, the boy being the oldest.  
The kids were away for two full weeks over the Easter break, and Mother here, decided to do a little…okay…a lot of spring cleaning.   While that cleaning took place, inspiration struck, and a whole makeover of their bedrooms took form.  Today I am going to share the beginning of  one of those room transformations.

My oldest daughter is almost a teenager now.  She is 12 and a half, going on 17.   She has a mind of her own …she literally dances to her own beat…and sometimes I think she’s possessed!   Stubborn and Challenging are the two most prominent words that come to mind when I think of my “Georgie” girl.   (That’s one of her nick names…)   She might drive me absolutely crazy most of the time, but I do love my George!

My Georgie does not like the froofy, ruffled look.   She is a little bit of a Tom Boy, and is quite artsy.  She loves to draw and write and ADORES bright colors as much as she does Black!   She is quite the young lady.

When I ask Georgie what type of bedroom she would like, she simply would say “lime green with black.   Walls can be either color.  I also want horses and cool stuff in my room mom…no ruffles or old lady stuff like you use in the rest of the house please”  


So…with those parameters in mind, I challenged this old Tootsie and did my best to make a very cool, teenager bedroom.   It was no easy task to keep the “old lady” out of it…I love my olden junk.   I think it turned out rather well considering that this is NOT my favorite style!

Let me show you what I did.

I don’t have much for BEFORE photos…none of them really turned out well…but I have some reference type photos that I can add as we go along. 

About three weeks ago the decision was made to give Georgie a queen size bed in her room.  She is getting older and wants to have her girlfriends overnight here and there, and needs a little more of a grown up room.  Since I have so much trouble getting my Georgie to clean her room, I avoided doing much of a decorating spree in there until now.  It is frustrating to have to try to decorate around all the crap she leaves laying around, so my first task was to literally go through every single thing in there, tossing out what was garbage (and there was a lot) and organizing what wasn’t!   Once I finally got that task finished…my mind was made up…this room needs a makeover!

With a larger bed, she needed bedding.  So…I had to go shopping!   It was SO hard not to buy something pretty and soft…it really was.   BUT…I persevered and found what I thought my girl would love.   I then went looking for a few accessories.  I found lots to work with! 

Her existing dressers would stay.   They would, however, not stay the same.  There needed to be some painting done here.     Hey…what’s a makeover without a little paint hangover right?


This is an old vanity that my grandmother gave to me when I was very little.   From what I understand, she herself used it as a is OLD....and solid as a rock.  It has been a lot of different colors over the years…and it is in need of a little sprucing up.  I am not willing to let it go…but I am willing to change it a bit!


This is an old shot of Georgie's dresser BEFORE I did a little work on it.  Since this photo was taken, it has sustained some nail polish, and a few bumps and bruises…(to put it kindly)  It really needed some help at this point.  I liked it in the cream color…and really wished she hadn’t done some damages to it.  …But…she is Georgie…and that’s what she does!  

I ran to the local hardware store…and grabbed a can of glossy black paint.  I was so excited!   I got the pieces all prepped and ready to paint…and started to roll it on.   WELL…somehow I managed to grab a can of paint that was NO GOOD!   It was horrible!   I was MAD!   I suspect that I bought a can of paint that had been frozen in the past and simply just put out for sale.  It did not act like was very disappointing!    I had to come up with another idea for this project, one that would not show that there was a coat of gross paint sort of on them….

The next day I had to go for a trip to the city to pick up some other home improvement items, and while I was in the hardware store there, mention of the hammered finish paint came to my attention.   I was interested right away...I was also a bit nervous, but decided that might be a good way to go! 

We went home, and I got busy right away.    lol

I LOVE the way that hammered finish turned out!


This is the Black glossy finish of the hammered black paint.   It is more or less dark gray, but WOW!!!   What a great look for this project!   That paint hangover was absolutely worth it!   (yep…I get a hangover feeling the day after I use paint or stain…:)  )


I changed out the knobs and drawer pulls and returned the mirror to it’s position…It looks fantastic!  
Yep…I did…I blurred out the mirror so you guys can’t cheat and see what else I was doing in there until I am ready to post the finished room!   hahahahaha!   sneaky huh???


This is a top view of that dresser…That hammered paint hides any and all imperfections!   It was just what I needed!


My little antique vanity looks all spiffed up in her new covering!   New drawer pulls dressed it up perfectly!

I really need to get busy and change that chair seat to something a little better, but for today…it is going to be just fine!

Now…are you guys as excited to see the rest of the room as I am to share it with you???    I really had to stretch my imagination to do this space up right…and I think I had success…Georgie will be seeing it for the first time today…and I will be taking photos of her first reactions to add to the post I will be sharing in the next day or two!…Stay tuned…this is a room Tootsiefied that you do not want to miss…
…nothing like watching a Tootsie step right out of her element!

Until Next Time…Happy Decorating!

*)*)*)   Dance like no one is watching,live like you will die tomorrow,love like you've never been hurt, and sing like you know the words!

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Chicken Coop Curtains - Tootsie Style

After the move, I had to re-think pretty much everything in my house.  The windows are NO exception to this problem. 

Those of you who have been reading me for a while know that I could not sew if my life was on the I have to be creative with my window treatments...or let them look like they came from a big box store.   I refuse to be I choose to be creative.

My youngest daughter has a fairly large window in her bedroom.  I did not want to get rid of her pretty sheer curtains that she had, so I had to modify my design to make them work with her new window dimensions.

Simply hanging the curtains without a valance worked at our other house, but definitely NOT in this house.


The curtains look “okay”…but they are just not quite what I wanted to see…so I got to scheming…and trying to come up with a new look for them.

One night I was browsing around the internet and I came across some adorable curtains made out of chicken wire.  I loved the look of them…but didn’t want to have the same thing…no copy cat here!   I kept on looking…but could not get those curtains out of my head…nor could I find them again to look at!  So…I have to thank my inspiration person from here…”thank you who ever you are for the inspiration!”

With the inspiration of that elusive post  still fresh in my mind, I decided to make my own Tootsie version of those curtains.

I pulled out my roll of chicken wire…and grabbed a couple of gauzy window panels and started to work.  I cut myself some of the chicken wire to fit the window and folded it in half to make it the right size for my plan.


I then started ripping strips of fabric and weaving them in and out of the chicken wire.


I wanted the valance that I was making to be “imperfect” and look a little frayed…so I added a little more detail with some purple pieces ripped and frayed to add a little “shabby” to the whole thing. 
After several hours of weaving and ripping and tying little pieces onto the chicken wire…My masterpiece was complete!


I hung the valance onto the existing curtains with a couple of curtain clips (it is really light weight) and ripped a couple more strips to use as ties on the sheers.

“Busy” absolutely LOVES them now!


I am far from finished in this room…but the window is off to a very good start.  The purple in the valance pulls the purple in her bed spread quilt out nicely!  I have ideas for that bed…and a few other little projects  that I would like to find time to work on in the near future.  In other words…you haven’t seen the last of this bedroom!

 Stay tuned…one of these day’s I will find time…and this room will get Tootsiefied completely.

So?   What do you think?   Do you like the Tootsie Coop look?  ha ha ha!

Until Next Time…Happy Decorating!

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