It doesn’t take much to make me happy. Actually, it does – I’m a miserable bugger – but small things do mean a lot to me. One thing I think makes everything better, without fail, is fairy lights. It is fair to say I would put them on everything if I could. They’re twinkly and pretty – what’s not to love?
This weekend, when I was supposed to be cleaning up for rent inspection, I took some time out to add some fairy lights to my bathroom mirror. As you do. I had picked up these lights in the pre-Christmas sales and they were super cheap. I don’t have a big Christmas tree or anywhere else really suitable for a large string of lights (I had considered over my bed head, but had visions of me entangled in them while I slept so put that idea on the back burner), plus these were plug-in ones, not battery operated, so they needed to be near a power source. I also got some little adhesive hooks to attach the lights to. I am fully expecting these to fall off in the near future, but we’ll wait and see…
So, an hour and a half later and a few scary minutes teetering on a chair in the bathroom, I had a lovely, sparkly and bright extravaganza around my mirror. So pretty. Makes me almost believe I am pretty and sparkly and bright too. Well, let’s not get carried away…there’s only so much good lighting can do, after all! But they’re fun and make my bathroom seem a little less pedestrian and unisex. The only annoying thing is the settings keep resetting themselves each time I turn the lights off. So I have to re-do the setting each time – otherwise I get an epileptic-fit-inducing strobe effect happening. I just want them on static – no flickering or strobing, thank you. This is not a disco.
Anyway, finally a project I completed and am happy with. I am trying to get around to doing these little things around the house, instead of sitting on the idea for years, until I no longer want to do it. For a mere $7.50 and a little bit of time and effort, I have prettied up my bathroom and made it look like I give a damn. Next up – painting my coffee table and doll house! Stay tuned! (you might have to get comfortable…) 🙂