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Laundry Room with a Smile

I’ve come so close to the end of my mission to shake the gloomy, den-like vibe that my laundry room seemed to emit. (Seriously, it sort of made me want to hibernate.) I still want to make my shade for the window, but aside from that I am confident my room will not need any more tweaking. I know I should mention all of the different things that I did, how much it cost me and how to do them (and trust me, I will) but I just finished a 9-day-room-revamp so I am going to forgo the details, post some pictures, put on my jammies and watch all the shows I missed on my DVR. Keep in mind that this ended up costing a measly $6, so I had to do a lot of thinking and a lot of drinking. (OK the drinking wasn’t entirely necessary, but it happened.)

Let’s reminisce and we will reconvene for the details later.

Stage 1. I like to call this stage “What a f*cking mess.” Catchy, right?

Stage 2: The Gist.

Color on the wall with hooks.

Color on the 3 walls around the machines.

Stage 3: Done.

This dude got in my shot...


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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