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The wallpaper came a-tumbling down

I"ll just call this one a learning experience.

As quickly as it went up, the wallpaper came down. Well, not as quickly, but just as painstakingly long. 1.5 days to go up and 1.5 days to come down. The porn room was a great idea, but the room was too little. PLUS the color photos that I chose had an orange-red 70s style tint, which once completed left me totally limited as to what accessories could be put into the room. I couldn’t take it, no one puts baby in a corner, so I had to take it down. The room is *good now. I’ve done a significant amount of work in it, but it is still a bit “uuuh” ::shrug::. I painted the wall blue, which I like but the painting I put on it makes it feel a little “hotel sterile.” I am comfortable with it now because the “mystery room” is code for “room in waiting.” And what THAT means is that it will probably be a nursery in the next two years so I didn’t want to waste significant time and $$ on a room that will be covered with baby zoo animals and primary colors. My update is an improvement, but it’s not the fun room it could be if it weren’t already taken by someone who doesn’t yet exist.

Even with a darker paint, the room still looks brighter than it did with the light colored book pages. It's all about the *Oomf!*


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.

2 responses »

  1. Um, I think the painting is pretty cool!

  2. I love it too! It was the only piece of art that I saw, loved and decided I had to own it no matter the cost.


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