You know the old saying, “He who hesitates is lost”?
Well sometimes my friends, just sometimes, he (or she) who hesitates is lost only to be found again!
A few weeks ago I paid a visit to one of my favorite consignment stores and waaaayyyy in the back, on a shelf high up in the corner I spotted a pair of wonderfully chippy, rustic wood corbels.
I stood there staring at them for a very long time. I had an idea of where I would put them in my house. I even pulled them down off of the shelf and held them for awhile. And then I put them back.
I just wasn’t absolutely, positively sure that my idea would work. And if it didn’t work then I would have wasted the money.
You see, I tend to not be a big impulse buyer. This serves me very well in many areas of my life but when it comes to these kinds of ‘you snooze you lose’ situations it definitely has me very torn.
I got home that day and kept thinking and thinking about those corbels. I kept finding myself going into the space where I envisioned them hanging and wondering if I had made a mistake by not getting them.
So, a few days later, I went back to see if they were still there. And they were gone.
Because “He/She who hesitates is lost”, right?
Not so fast…
Because just last week I was in the store again, looking for something completely different, and as I rounded the corner it was like the clouds parted and the sun shined down and the hallelujah chorus began because there they were!!
I didn’t hesitate this time!
I got those babies home and simply attached brackets to the backs.
I made the decision to not try and attach these directly to the ceiling because I really wanted to live with them for awhile before doing anything that would require a more ‘permanent’ solution. I did, though, add a touch of my go-to adhesive just to make sure they were more secured.
Once I had them hung and I stood back to admire them I couldn’t believe that I had ever hesitated.
I love how they help to make the dining room and living room look more like two distinct spaces and they add just the right touch of detail without being overpowering.
It’s funny how adding just the simplest details can totally transform a space (or 2!).
They are oh so subtle and yet the just bring the perfect touch of charm to these more formal rooms in my home.
So I guess she who hesitated ended up winning after all!