Don't you hate when this happens? You have a great idea, one that you hadn't seen before. You get super excited and giddy when you think of how it is going to turn out. Then BAM, you come across an article or a post doing exactly what you were thinking of.
Guess what, it has just happened to me again.
Now I know that there are really very few truly new ideas, and that we are all working with things we have most likely seen before or have come across in one way or another. If we are lucky we can bring some new attention to an old solution, or tweak something to make it fresh and exciting. So, I am sure that if I had done any research on my great idea, I would have found images and posts pulling off exactly what I had in mind.
But, I hadn't done that. I maybe even purposefully chose not to look. This was an idea that had popped firmly into my head with no other visual prompting. And then the other day, A post popped up in my feed. And not thinking anything of it I opened it. It was a beautiful hallway, and if you haven't seen it you should- It is AMAZING! I want to steal the look.
She created this hallway with black and white birch trees that she free handed with a Sharpie. It really would be perfect for my basement, but my drawing talent is lacking.
And as I continued to read and scrolled down the page, I saw this...
Man, isn't it always the way it goes? I am still planning on it, but I will admit the wind has been taken from my sails.
How do you deal with this?