I must learn to weld. That’s the thought when I saw this entryway:
I have found an entryway that perfectly demonstrates what I want mine to look like. Only this one was created by Life begins at thirty, right? (love that blog name). The changes I’d make to turn this look into my own: handmade art (something like one of these springs to mind), different rug, and a black newel post. That’s about it. It’s stunning, welcoming, inviting… lots of other -ings.
That console table is made from a welded frame and reclaimed wood from a salvage shop. It’s so perfect, I want to pet it. I’m giddy at the thought of having one of my very own. But first, I’m going to have to find a way to create those gorgeous table legs.
I love it when a random picture brings inspiration that leads me to finding out some new things about my own city. Thanks to this photograph, I began searching for welding classes (free, observation, or otherwise) and stumbled upon something that is even cooler:
Freeside Technology Spaces is (apparently) a non-profit community “makerspace” here in Atlanta. The members (and there only 35) consists of tinkerers, artists, engineers and – this is the best part – self-described “lunatics.” And I’m guessing from the video walkthrough… mostly dudes (but that’s not going to stop me). It’s folks who like to work with their hands, getting together in a large warehouse space to share knowledge and conduct workshops. They teach each other things and have a massive collection of tools, a woodshop, a darkroom, etc.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not so excited about this that I’m not completely aware that going to a warehouse in the middle of a city where they advertise their very large arsenal of dangerous tools isn’t the likely plot of a horror movie starring Kristen Stewart or another equally talentless actress, but come on… this still sounds awesome. So in the next few weeks I’ll probably take a buddy and check it out and have the time of my life… or wind up as the subject of a Lifetime movie.
P.S. Saw the latest Die Hard movie last night. Loved it. Despite the obvious complete suspension of time, logic, and science, Bruce Willis is forever a badass. And in completely unrelated blogging news, tonight’s the night that I’ll be switching over the blog to WordPress, so it may be down for a couple of hours tonight, but should be back up by morning. Have a great weekend!