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My Own Selfish Purpose

I’m rounding third base on my bathroom update and I just can’t wait to take a shower without having to first rinse the dust and caulk scraps out of the tub. I’m just so beaten down from this project. I haven’t run into any surprises or unexpected issues, but having the room that I use most frequently (aside from my bedroom) in such disarray for so long is starting to fringe on my nerves.  So for my own selfish purposes, I am posting the achievements (thus far) in my bathroom; not because I think you’re dying inside to see my progress, but because I need to verify that my hard work and sleeplessness has actually paid off in this room. So, let’s look together and see how my “French Inspired, 1950’s Hospital” bathroom is fairing.

My shutters have definitely made a transformation from...

....this half-assed idea.

This has been my jail cell for the last few least I get 3 squares and a cot.

A coat of paint really changes things.










I can’t wait to show you the finished product! In fact…I can’t wait to show ME the finished product.


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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