I know. I thought we were done with this too. But the Blahs are back. January seems to be the most light-deprived month of all! After reading Jerusalem and Sarah's posts on this, I realized and was comforted by the fact that this is a blah time of year for a lot of people. I get up before the sun rises, I work in a windowless office, and have begun to feel 'vampirish' in my routines. Let's not even address my pasty pallor because it isn't any different than it will be in June. I honestly don't care if my legs blind someone. They can wear sunglasses. But, I digress.
I need light! Sun! Birds! Ack! I could never make it in the far north, at least not without some medication. But I'm making my house as bright, cheerful and sparkly as possible.
As you can see, I went on a hyacinth bender; and the entire house smells like spring. Heaven. I sit and watch TV at night, inhaling deeply over and over until Matt becomes concerned that I'm have an attack of some kind. And, I'm not done yet. Spring just isn't spring without some purple hyacinths.
I moved a big mirror over the TV, and placed blue glass and a lamp in front. It reflects light and blue sparkles into the room. Hmmm... that helps.
We've also started buying the most expensive organic produce we can find. But we NEED it. Nothing says 'CHEER UP' like a big bowl of ripe tomatoes. We usually have a year round supply of tomatoes and avocados, no matter the season. I suppose it's our Texas roots showing. But this month I've been on a veritable tomato/balsamic salad diet. Mmmm, so good. My only request for hub's chef plans was, "Just keep me in tomatoes." As you can see, he's done an excellent job of that so far.
My quest for all that is cheerful, bright and sparkly will probably continue. I foresee MAC glittery eyeshadow and a bowl full of oranges in the future.
*** Several of you asked what color paint I used on the $6.00 cabinet. It's Valspar (from Lowe's), Woodlawn Charm. I bought exterior paint to use on furniture, it seems hardier and less 'chippy.' But, it's probably best to go the respectable 'sand, prime, paint' route.