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A Tool of Many Names

Scraper, puddy knife, spatula, smearer. This little d0-dad goes by many names and comes in several shapes and dimensions. No matter the case, I couldn’t go without my back-pocket buddy.

I have used this little guy for about five different jobs in the past two days. Scraped paint, smeared on spackle, ran

So basic, yet so versatile.

out of sandpaper and used it to “sand” my wood filler. It comes in so handy that I actually own two. I hate to spend money like a hoarder hates de-cluttering, yet I have two of the same tool- that should speak VOLUMES about its value.

You don’t get it unless you have one. And you don’t know you need one until you have it and use it for everything; I may even butter my waffle with it tomorrow just to prove my point.


About Kristen Van Loon

My name is Kristen Van Loon and this is the chronicle of my search for *Oomf!* Not only have I deemed myself qualified to revamp, repair, refurnish and refine my house, but I also jump into any DIY project that my friends, co-workers, family and practical strangers stumble upon. I would love to tell you that this is my full-time job and my complete life mission, but I make my bread and butter elsewhere and raise a daughter (Olivia). I have some experience but no time, no formal training and no money. My only saving grace is that I love figuring things out, I’m great at improvising and I’m always inspired. For the record, some things that I do (play with electricity, for one) may seem risky, and some of them are. I will always tell you what I’ve done, but I won’t ever suggest things for you that aren’t safe. Even though I push the envelope, I am only marginally incompetent. If sources (father, my brain, Google) tell me not to do something then I usually won’t. But if I do try and it blows up in my face (figuratively or literally) you will hear all about it, and you hopefully won’t attempt it. At the end of the day, I hope to inspire you. Space-Lift isn’t just a blog, it’s a verb. It’s an action that brightens your surroundings by assaulting everything that needs improvement. Nothing is off limits, and all possibilities will be considered.

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