When I'm under a lot of stress or emotional strain the only thing I want to do is sit in front of the TV and anesthetize my brain. My brain rarely shuts off and sometimes I just want a break, so I find my favorite spot on the couch and tune out.
However, I have found that this is exactly the opposite of what I need to pull myself out of a funk. If I engage my brain in a creative activity I seem to find my equilibrium. When I actually get up off the couch and write, or do a project...alone (my introverted self needs some time alone :)...I find myself able to recharge.
This week, I spent time on this chair. I found it at the new Goodwill Outlet for $4....I saw potential in it.
Unfortunately I couldn't clean the fabric well enough to keep the plaid, but with some vintage fabric I found up in the donations at the center awhile ago, some left over spray paint from a previous project, and a cheap staple gun I bought at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupin (love that store!) it turned out pretty nice!
Most importantly it gave me a creative outlet as I processed the week. And for about $8 that's a pretty good trade off!