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An End to my Odds #1

My first odd project was a cute, little owl figurine that the sellers left. Oh, did I say cute? I meant dull and a little on the lifeless side.


They weren’t hideous enough to be unsalvageable, but I could see chicness just dying to come out!

Quite honestly it took very little skill and even less time. I just spray painted the figurine from every angle, waited for it to dry and coated the heck out of it with  some glossy spray finish.

I knew that I wanted to place it on my mantel, which also has several colorful bottles and other “whatnots.” I chose blue because the majority of the mantel colors are variations of yellow, orange and pink and I needed a color with some presence and weight.

I am no longer ashamed of these discarded love birds. And on a side note, aren’t you impressed with me for not using the word “hoot” in this post? So many puns were flying around in my head, but I just couldn’t be that ridiculous…at least not today. So, you’re welcome.


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.

5 responses »

  1. I love owls too! I like the color you chose. How fun!

  2. I don’t believe anyone has more fun with a can of spray paint then you Kristen. You turn dross into treasures. Virginia


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