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Polished Mouse Pad

There are two ways (in my myopic opinion) to view your work/computer area, 1) your place of utter torment, or 2) your happy “me time” space. Regardless of your personal situation, we all need a pleasant set-up.

Exhibit A: Ew.

Exhibit A: Yuck.

It looks much worse than it actually is, I swear. At work I use a dual screen computer that uses a mouse. And not just any mouse, an “older-than-time-itself” type of mouse, which has a black bottom. And I’m not going to lie, my grubby hands have plopped on this countless times a day, so it is slightly overdue for a makeover.

A nice little secret is that if you have a fabric covered mouse pad you can typically peel the layer of fabric right off the top. ItGlue takes some yanking, but it will reveal a clean synthetic-y (new word) material. If your mouse pad has no fabric and is just covered with a thick skin that you can’t remove, just make sure you choose a thick fabric to layer over top.

Once I peeled off my gross, pink bubble fabric I grabbed my Elmer’s Spray Glue

and sprayed the surface of my mouse pad. Next I stuck the large piece of new fabric down on top of the glue and smoothed out the wrinkles.

After it dried I took a pair of regular scissors (you COULD use sewing shears, but why get all fancy?) and cut around the sides. I did have to make sure the tiny strings that always hang on to the sides of cut fabric were extremely short so they would lay flat on the adhesive.

Exhibit B: Lookin’ Sexy.

Yeah, that’s probably the first and last time anyone has called a mouse pad sexy and I’m not ashamed of it…but I digress.

It’s a small update that can bring a necessary  lift to your space and help turn your place of torture into your….well…prettier place of torture.

Mouse Pad

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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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