With today's economy always on the media, the harsh strains on people's pocketbook, can be emotionally draining as well.
Take this time to bring color and creativity into your home and find that simple paint finishes or fun details, can change existing pieces or those tucked away in the garage or found in a yard sale.
Give yourself the opportunity to find some hidden talents or let your personality show thru....Romantic, Funky, or Playful, whatever you would like to bring into your home. Paint is inexpensive and never permanent.
So pick up a brush or books, look around and paint.
Here is an example of an old Dining Room Table...nothing really special...
not until I brought my Joy of Birds to the table top.
I also found the opportunity to try Trompe L'oiel....fool the eye. with painting feathers and butterflies with shadows. Giving the fun aspect of them floating just on top.
No need for a tablecloth now.