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Vinegar Stinks, but It Sure Beats Rust

After I signed up for a Vendor Sale in Richland, MI for March 24th, I decided I need to get my act together to bring pieces to showcase (of course I get my act together AFTER I sign up, God knows I couldn’t have been proactive and started succeeding ahead of schedule.) So now it’s crunch time. I’m taking apart my furniture to restyle/restore, but I like to keep the original pieces intact. For the next few weeks I will come up with random ways to make something old and gross look (or at least seem) new again. They may not be pretty, and they may smell like 4 week old salad from a Chinese Buffet, but  anything worth having always takes sacrifice…except winning the Lotto, that would be worth having.

I filled a cup with apple cider vinegar and dropped in my rusty junk.




After 2 hours of soaking they were looking pretty good.








And back into the soup for another 4 hours.

After soaking I rinsed under water and scrubbed a bit with a scouring pad. And ba-dah bing! They're looking pretty damn good.


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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