I've mentioned before how I love a good entrance - I don't mean like Edward Cullen strolling into the cafeteria at the start of the Twilight movie (although that was a pretty good entrance!) - I mean like the entrance to your home. It is your first impression and it sets the tone for what lies beyond.
So, of course, I love my friend Santa's latest blog feature on 'making an entrance'. I was especially taken with her second photo, and in particular the mirror, and when I read the story behind that mirror, I knew I had to share it with you...
Emma Reddington, author of the blog The Marion House Book, had been looking for a large round mirror for her home. She couldn't find what she wanted - they were either too expensive, or just not right. But after reading the book Recycled Home, Emma was inspired to create her own mirror.
Recycled Home is all about 'undecorating' - stripping back layers to reveal the history of a house or an object. Also to re-use, repair, rescue and rethink abandoned and unwanted objects. And it just so happened that Emma had come across an incredible vintage oculus (circular window or apex of a dome) from an abandoned building - what a stroke of luck, it's gorgeous! She sent it to some professionals who countersunk the mirror into the back of the frame, and voilà!... I love it! Are you all inspired now?