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I’ve Been Framed!

Actually, that’s a lie, I haven’t been framed– I did it!

What did I do? Well I made a drab painting in my house look like it went through a Rainbow Bright Sparkle Bath. …I’ll show you what I mean…

This is a *slightly” older picture (I’ve updated the light since this was taken) but you get the gist of this flower picture, right? The picture itself isn’t awful, but the frame is so dark that it looks like an ogrish waste of wood. So I ripped the backing off the frame, pried up the staples and took out the picture and matting.

I decided that I wanted to update the frame, but I didn’t want to bust into a new can of spray paint. First I tried to finish up my yellow…but I didn’t get more than 5 sprays until it petered out on me. Then I tried to finish my light blue, but that yielded the same results.

BUT FINALLY! My light green saved the day! I was able to cover the whole frame and even have some paint to spare. Also (as per usual) I had the sudden urge to throw glitter at the wet paint. And then I decided to accent small areas of the picture itself with glitter (Yeah, that’s where the sparkle bath comes in)..

But this is what came of it…

As you can see, the space looks quite a bit happier. I mean, I will be the first to admit that this was a cheap shot and it looks like a couple sorority chicks did this while they were wasted, but I feel like every room is entitled to at least one item with that description.

Even when I closed the curtains and shut off the spotlight (like I did in this picture to the left) it is still brighter than the ogre that it once was.

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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.

6 responses »

  1. I love all the new updates you are making, you must do some pieces for me! Hope to see you both soon.

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  2. I get the picture! And it looks like an entirely different picture. Amazing what a frame that has undergone several shots of spray paint looks like an entire new garden. You are having so much fun and sharing it with all who enjoy your blog. Virginia

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