Okay, okay I won't keep you suspense. It is the "theme music" from the Friday the 13th movies.
Now, I know you are thinking, "yeah it is easy to be brave about a small accessory. But then I get it home and get all stressed about where to put it." (sound familiar Kim?) I'll tell you like I told my BFF, as long as it doesn't involve having to glue it down, just give it a try and if it doesn't work out try again.
Just don't make me recite the Try Again poem I learned in 3rd grade, because I'll do it, ask my kids.
I have already told you about my entertainment center mistake. Have I told you about the time I ordered a rug and then cried because it wasn't right at all? (Luckily I was able to return it). Needless to say, I, too have a fear of making decorating decisions. I live with fabric swatches and paint chips for like a month before I commit. It is especially hard for me to decide where to hang things. I always end up wishing I had hung something else in that space. I did find 3M adhesive strips to hang pictures with. (They are very similar to the command hooks) These have helped me "live with" some pictures before I made the committment.
When I can't "try it before I drive the nail," (or have my hubby drive the nail) here is what happens many times at my house:
Me (from the offending room): Ummmm, Honee-e-e-e-y? Could you come here?
Hubby: (with hesitation and a reluctant smirk): What is it sweetie?
Hubby: (Looks around like he is clueless--he's not, he is just playing along) You like the shelves? (or picture or clock or 100 pound stone statue he had to get 10 people to help him hang-well, I'm not really a statue kind of girl, but you get the idea)
Me: (wrinking nose, ever-so-slightly shaking head from side to side)
Hubby: (speaking like he is shocked and a little irritated) You want me to move those AGAIN?
Me: (ever so quietly) please?
Then hubby looks at me and smiles and says, "Okay, but I want to go on record that this is not my fault!"
I was stalking, I mean reading, the Nester's blog today and I saw this picture of her lovely home:
Yeah, I know. Go visit her and get all jealous too. It's okay, I do it all the time. Anyway, aside from loving it all (especially that couch) look over to the far right. See the black picture frames? Yeah? Okay look at that blue triangle shaped sconce on the wall below one of the frames. I don't know this for sure (cause I haven't gotten to be her friend yet) but that looks incredibly similar to this Southern Living at Home "Sassy Wall Sconce"
I have one of those! I do love red, but I have alot of it in my house. Here I am preaching to you about fear and I NEVER THOUGHT TO PAINT IT! See we all have so much to learn! I may have to break out some spray paint (as soon as I can find where I packed that sconce!)
And yes, I do inspect every detail of people's homes when I see pictures of them.
I'll also tell you when you have those moments of victory--hang onto them. File them in your memory so when the fear creeps in you can remind yourself that you have been successful before. You can and will be successful again. Even Thomas Edison failed many times before he finally invented the lightbulb! I am so wanting to recite my poem...I'll spare you the misery, this time (wah-ah-ah-ah-ah)