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Quick Pick-Me-Up

I have mentioned before that the sellers left a couple of different items in the house. For the most part, I am not head over heels in love with each one. That being said, I am also cheap. And discarding something that is free comes about as naturally as writing with my left hand (I’m a righty).

If I am ever in doubt of an item’s potential, I will always do the ONE THING that makes a dramatic difference and (oddly enough) is typically the cheapest–Paint it!

I didn’t take a spectacular “before” picture because I didn’t really have any plans for this towel rack, but I went ahead and painted it light blue on a whim.


















When I started to take it apart, I didn’t realize just how “apart” it would get.

Yes, these are 6" spindles with a thing rod going through. Who knew?

All dressed up!

Once the spindles were painted I sprayed them with a finish to shine them up a bit. Not only was the spray necessary to keep the paint on the wood, but also because the paint had a matte finish and I wanted something with a little bit of a gloss.






I know this isn’t a huge change, but honestly, this little guy has went from the catchall for wet towels and wash clothes in a bathroom, to the bra stand in my bedroom. So, to him, this wasn’t just a cosmetic upgrade, this was a lifestyle upgrade.

Changing lives and bringing joy to inanimate objects–I do it because I care.


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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