It has been a few weeks since we have to stay at home due to COVID 19. Yesterday I painted four outdoor chairs and created a mini garden near our common laundry room. Last week I visited a friend from a distance, I stood in their backyard for practice safety measures. I really loved the way she had decorated it. Under the covered area they had a large dining table and a Persian carpet. It made it look homey.
After few weeks of isolation I decided to make my garden colorful and homey where I meet with my neighbor. As I was painting the chairs I realized that I have done this kind of project before. Two years ago when I did not travel overseas I pained some of my furniture. I planted flowers, bought colorful tablecloths added life with a low budget. I believe it is possible to remodel without spending a lot of money.
Several years ago I realized that whatever I enjoy now I started loving them when I was in eighth grade. That's the age when our base gets established. I attended Mariamian Armenian High School. On the first day of school I chased to the fourth floor and grabbed the seat near the middle window. I wanted to have the best view with access to open and close the large windows. The classrooms had high ceilings. From there I could see the mountains in the southeast of Tehran. Also, we used to buy Burda German magazine where I saw studio apartments decorated efficiently. Before sleeping I was daydreaming how I would decorate that classroom if it was my apartment. It was a big room with lots of potential.
During my teenage years sometimes when my mom was not home I would rearrange the furniture. I have moved heavy tables and sofas from one room to the other and switched the dining-room with the living-rooms. My parents praised my efforts instead of getting upset. Even my brothers didn't help me. It was a surprise for everybody. One year my mom made sofa and chair covers with a colorful fabric, very 1970s style. I painted the coffee table's top yellow and the legs black.
Painting and remodeling with whatever we had become part of me. I have done it several times in the U.S. too. Let's be creative, especially during these challenging times.