It’s almost always impossible for me to make a decision.
I can think on my feet when I need to, but almost everything else requires an endless amount of back and forth consideration.
I think I’m afraid of making a mistake. Also, I take myself way too seriously.
I’m not much of a risk taker.
Which is why it’s a little surprising that I would both conceive of and execute an off-the-wall change in our family’s main living area. All. In. One. Week.
Especially a change involving – of all things – black paint.
I’ve loved the bookshelves and cabinetry flanking either side of our family room fireplace from day one when we spotted our for sale townhouse online.
I style and restyle them seasonally. It usually takes me a few days’ worth of fussing and fidgeting around with stuff to get these shelves looking the way I like. Simple. A little minimal, I think. And prettied.
But last Sunday, I noticed the white back wall of the shelves seemed to go on and on and on. Each individual shelf felt like a box leading into some sort of white neverland of eternity.
I needed some drama.
What if I painted the back wall … black?
Fast forward six days and a trip to Lowes for a quart of HGTV Home/Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black.
Some decisions are best made quickly before I change my mind. Still, I checked Pinterest before making the final commitment and didn’t find a single pin like what I had in mind. Not one. But, I reasoned, I could always repaint.
But I don’t think I will. Repaint, I mean.
Because I love it.
It looks exactly how I imagined it would look.
An easy and inexpensive change. Simple. Classic. And dramatic.
Maybe I should take risks more often.