It's all good, though. I'm really not complaining. I just need a few days to recharge and refresh. Lazy days. Nothing days. The kind where I lay by the pool and read, go on easy walks with my dogs, or veg out watching old movies. A few of those, and I'll be good as new. In the meantime, I've been doing a few little things to add some interest and "happiness" to the space around me.
It really is amazing what adding a little color, a little rug, or a little curtain will do for you. Each time I do something to "prettify" my house, it refreshes me and makes me feel more ready to create something else. Creative spaces, I am pretty sure, lead to more creative minds.
If you remember a while back when I was making plans, I wanted to make my lanai a more fun place to hang out. I've been working on that for the last month or so, little by little. My hope is that we'll be able to use that space much more when Kent comes home-- a place to have dinner with friends or just a place to relax in the evenings. I've put up some lights, recovered cushions, rescued a papasan chair, and yesterday I added a rug. I think it has made all the difference. (I keep wanting to spend a lot of time out there... just need someone to talk to now... haha) What do you think?
And from the other side...
Those few simple changes were huge for me. It finally feels like a "real" room.
The other little change I've made in the past few days was making a simple valance for my half bath. I had a little extra yellow fabric, so I decided a cute yellow curtain would bring a little sunshine to my world.
I didn't have a before picture. This little bathroom is so tiny, it's super awkward to photograph.
As silly as it might sound, I smile when I walk by and see that little curtain. It's such a little window, so I think it's cute. Funny how simple little things like that make such a big difference...
Hope everyone is having a happy Thursday!