Thursday, February 14, 2013

Cool News + Sanding Stories

So, the past few weeks, I've been up to something cool that I wanted to tell you guys about...

I was asked to be in an episode of HGTV's "Elbow Room." I am going to be in an episode where I paint a mural on a master bedroom wall! My blogging friend, Cristi Holcombe, is the designer on the show, and brought me in to work on it with them. It was super exciting, and I am honored to have been asked! The episode should be on sometime this May or June, but I'll be sure and let you guys know when it's going to air, so that you can laugh at me blabbing on TV about my painting :)

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Here I am, working on my mural:
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(Thanks for the shot, Cristi :))

Also, a few weeks ago, they came and filmed at the studio, and I showed them around so that they could see a little of what I do. It was a "field trip" for the episode, so ye olde studio will be making an appearance too. Hah! Who ever thought my concrete cave would be on TV!?

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(Chip, filming the intro scene outside the studio doors)

anyway! I thought this was cool news worth sharing. I'll be sure and let you guys know when the episode will air. 

In other news, I've been working super hard on everything else I have going on, too.

Including doing about 4 hours of sanding yesterday and today:

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I'm trying to be a responsible adult in my 30's (hah), and start wearing goggles and respirators when I'm doing "dangerous" stuff. We'll see how long this lasts. They're just such a pain! I have yet to find a good respirator that isn't gigantic and obnoxious. Also, when I wear both glasses and respirators at the same time, the lenses of the glasses or goggles fog up. Not helpful. I prefer to have protected eyes (sand in eyes = pain) than protected lungs, but I imagine both are important. Any help here would be appreciated. 

It was a good thing I wore something, though, because look at all this debris:
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Can't wait to clean that up. 


alright, that's it for now. Happy Wednesday, people!

 ps this is my ONE-THOUSANDTH post. good thing it was a good one. 


  1. Wow! That's so exciting. What a great opportunity! Congrats, you really deserve it :) Can't wait to see the episode, Happy Valentine's Day.

  2. I know you are super excited and I am super excited for you! Love that Cristi! And this could totally lead to more Elbow Room gigs for you!

    Have a great day!

  3. fun post and looking forward to more news about the show......

  4. That's so fun!!! I actually emailed with Cristi about a month ago. Why am I such a stalker?

  5. Did you try the 3m R6211 Respirator or MSA Advantage respirator?

  6. Congrats, Kristen. Love seeing how you evolve!

  7. Yeah you! Destiny

  8. thank you, everyone! i really appreciate your support!

  9. Can't wait to watch. Congratulations, Kristen!

  10. What fun news! Congratulations, and I can't wait to see you on TV!

    (Yeah, take care of those internal organs, okay?) :)

  11. That's so exciting for you... keep us posted on when it aires!
    I'm not surprised, you're so talented and I your posts. Always something new and inspiring.
    Betsy G.

  12. Congrats Kristen
    Great talent is always discovered !

  13. Congratulations on your 1k!! That is a great feat!

    Also congrats on being asked to join the show.. it looks like quite the mural, can't wait to see the show!

  14. That's awesome! I love that show. The episode where they built this massive tree house was so cool! Can't wait to see it!

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