Friday, March 2, 2012

Circle Mirrors = Hot & Some Inspiration

Do you mind if I depart from my usual Feature Friday to mention a design trend I've seen around? I've been seeing circle mirrors around a lot lately. I think they are super cool, chic and modern.

I've seen them in catalogs:

In salons:

In Bathrooms:

In Living Rooms:

And as you might imagine these mirrors can set you back a pretty penny depending on where you buy them. That's why I made my own!

See how you can make your own here! It didn't take me long and was pretty inexpensive.

Now I know what your thinking- Rachelle I don't know how to weld! Well, I hear you. I didn't know how to either until I found out that my grandfather in law had a welder he used for fixing up his lawn/ farm equipment. I wouldn't have known this unless I had mentioned my want to learn welding to my grandmother- in law one day. I came over a few weekends in a row and he showed me the ropes and I built my first tables!

So do you know someone who welds? A husband, grandfather, neighbor or friend? Maybe they can help you out with a small project like this, or even better help you get started in your own welding career!

This goes with anything. We see so many inspirational projects on the internet, Pinterest, Blogland with so many talented people behind them it makes me want to learn more! I see so many women with so many great talents- Sewing, Baking, Painting, Building, ect. I feel inspired to better myself and learn some new skills.

One way I'm doing this is taking an upholstery class starting next week! It's something I've always wanted to learn. And I wouldn't have known about it unless I hadn't been running my mouth off again about wanting to learn. Someone told me to check the VoTech school since they offer a lot of different classes. After making several calls around to the college I'm finally taking my first class- something I was never able to accomplish back in San Antonio where we were living before. I'm so excited!

So; I meant for this post to be about cool mirrors but I guess it turned into something else. I guess pregnancy hormones are getting me all emotional.

But seriously- All I want to say is that if there is something you want in life you have to go for it, put yourself out there, let people know what your dreams are and things will fall in to place! You can do anything you set your mind to!

Have a great weekend everyone! I can't wait to show you a project I finished for Con-Man's room next week!


Ange said...

I love your round mirror and the inspiration too! Way to encourage women to get out there and learn! :) Happy Weekend Rachelle!

Melissa said...

That's awesome! You have my wheels turning! I love learning new things, too!