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An End to my Odds #2

I pulled the old switcheroo. So much happened with gifts that were recently given that the only way to explain (as usual) is with photos.

My aunt gave me a picture in a frame that made it look too country (the painting with several flowers.) I had a before picture at one point, but I didn't think I would ever use it so I deleted it. Oops, I guess the joke's on me.

My aunt gave me a picture in a frame that made it look too country (the painting with several flowers.) I had a before picture at one point, but I didn’t think I would ever use it so I deleted it. Oops, I guess the joke’s on me.

As you can see I popped the picture out of the frame and found a home for the painting on a shelf. The frame got a makeover too.....

As you can see I popped the picture out of the frame and found a home for the painting on a shelf. The frame got a makeover too…..

My sister gave me a picture that I liked, but the frame brought out all of the darker aspects and it made it...well less appealing than I normally would.

My sister gave me a picture that I liked, but the frame brought out all of the darker aspects and it made it…well less appealing than I normally would.

I took the photo out of the dark frame (which I threw away) and painted the other picture frame hot pink. Next I used painter's tape and blue spray paint to paint the frame blue with a pink stripe. I cut down the picture and plexiglass and stuck it in the frame.

I took the photo out of the dark frame (which I threw away) and painted the other picture frame hot pink. Next I used painter’s tape and blue spray paint to paint the frame blue with a pink stripe. I cut down the picture and plexiglass and stuck it in the frame.

I was able to take two unusable pieces and turn them into fun additions to my colorful walls.

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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.

3 responses »

  1. That’s awesome! I would love so much. Thank you.

    Reply
  2. Most people simply don’t realize how the right frame makes the picture. You have the eye. Virginia

    Reply

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