Nothing. I tell you NOTHING is worse than regretting a decision.
The pain of longing you have for something that was in your grasp...but you decided to let it go.
THAT is what I'm going through right now, also known as buyer's remorse.
Last weekend when I went to the Cincinnati Yard Sale there was a brass chandelier in a box. It was old, tarnished, and I had no use for it now in our little apartment. But why..WHY did I not just snatch it up right then!!! Why didn't I think "Well Beth, you're trying to buy a house, and I'm sure there would be a space just PERFECT for this chandelier there." No, instead I put it down, thanked the women for being so kind, and strolled on along.
I've been regretting that decision for days.
Why you ask would I want a second hand chandelier???
Well first off, it was only $12. Can't beat that. Secondly I have been itching to take a old brass light fixture that looks like this:
And make it look like this!
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How stunning are these lights!!!?? I just adore their bright colors and whimsy they inspire.
So now do you understand why I am in such despair?
Lately I have been on the hunt for another chandelier. I am bound and determined to not let my one mistake be my crafty undoing.
I've also found some other BEAUTIFUL rooms that feature a painted re-purposed light!
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I am in lighting love :)
So I beg of you, if you have one of these chandeliers lying around your attic, and want to get rid of it please PLEASE let me know. Or if you happen to spot on at your local Goodwill, snatch it up and I will pay you back.
Snaps for teamwork! Hope you're as inspired as I am!