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Laundry Space Sneak Peek

Although the laundry room isn’t nearly complete, it has come quite a long way since it’s days as the junk corner with low-self esteem. Everything that I used on this room I already owned or purchased for previous projects, which I will itemize in my next post once the room is DONE done, not just sorta done.

There are, of course, parts of this that I am still only marginally satisfied with (such as the area where I decided to house the trash or the fact that all of my products are 100% visible). I have ideas for these tweaks, but they are only half-formed and bordering on “nonsensical,” so I’ll wait to disclose them.

To jazz up the area I plan to keep on track with my $0 budget and print stencils off of the internet to cutout pieces of scrapbook paper to stick to the walls at random. I know what you’re thinking, “Remember the last time you decided to stick random shit to your wall, Kristen? It didn’t turn out so good.” But it’s different this time! I swear. The patterns will be of varying shapes, colors and sizes, and spaced intermittently around the room. There won’t be a big block of pages with the same tone and size (such as the porn room).

I also plan to add some more interest by creating a fabric shade by cutting the crap out of modifying a set of blinds (left by the seller). So there should be quite a variation of color, pattern and texture to make the room feel full and happy.

Give me another 5 days, I’ll magic magic happen (or cry trying).


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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