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Good Idea, Bad Idea

People generally like to start with the good news, so that’s where I will begin. My favorite store in town is closed until 1/6/12 (that’s not the good news.) so I went to the flea market and was smacked in the face with ideas. I didn’t know what kind of window treatment I was going to use, but I think I have figured that out….

Yep, good old fashion shutters. I think I am just going to paint them white. Because they are unique on their own I may not need too much extra detail, but just in case I’m prepared to freehand something fun.

Now for the bad news. Well, it’s more like a bad situation than bad news. I don’t know how to tell you, so I will just show you.

There use to be a porcelain towel rack here. I was praying that it was just glued to the tile, but no, it was in fact anchored in the wall. I really don’t know what I am going to do; most likely put a new towel rack right over the holes. I know the sellers had a lot of extra kitchen tile laying around, so I just hope they have extra bathroom tile too. If not, I’m sure I will come up with something. Even though there are 2 big holes and Kyle is not very happy with me, I still think it’s an improvement.

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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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