Workin' my way up and out...
Tried making the mirror a full "mirror", the way an infinity mirror's supposed to be laid out. However, things didn't turn out as I liked. Unlike the previous try, I see these double-reflected lights. They're nice but...meh.
I tried following this advice: https://blender.stackexchange.com/questions/12150/how-to-make-a-bannister-for-a-spiral-staircase
I didn't make it as I wanted to, but I made it better than the last time! I LOVE spiral staircases, and so I just wanted to try again. I had to set the huge pole on another layer or it would hook with that "hook" empty, so, yeah. XD Getting better at that, though!
Both pics (a lot of the pics, actually) have some Photoshop post-processing love.
As per some awesome advice I received lately, I'm going to work on planning out my projects a little more. Right now, I just want to get some ideas out, really get my gears running again. It's a steep road, and there are WAY too many things I need to learn. I'll try a step at a time.