Soaring Through the World

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Photo a Day: My Daily Sustenance, Day 206

Son Jeremy installed lightweight ceiling tiles that are fashioned like vintage tin tiles.  His home is 100 years old and this choice suits it.

The cover has been put on the outlet, but I've neglected to capture it.   I love the pairing of the stone on the back splash with the marble on the counter tops.  Son saved money by purchasing tiles instead of a marble slab.  The veins in the marble go well with the cabinet stain.  That's another place Son saved tons of money; he bought unfinished cabinets from Cabinet Factories Outlet in Richmond, Indiana.  The drawers are dovetailed, a positive indication of being well-made, and seldom seen in big box stores.

I was photographing the plain overhead light, but I also captured the beautiful trim.  This was one of the pricier choices because it was a kit, but it was certainly worth the time it saved.  Plus it eliminated having to miter the trim,  which in the past has caused consternation because of mitering in the wrong direction. So the kit also is a bonus because there was no waste from mistakes.

Son's sister and her daughter aided him by painting the kitchen walls.  
See how gorgeous the cabinets are?  I thought that the kitchen would seem like a cave because of Son's choice of dark wood for the cabinets and the floor, but he has proved me so wrong!  I need to take photos of the new small appliances he's bought since finishing this project.  He bought what I call candy apple red for his microwave and toaster oven.


EG CameraGirl said...

It's always wonderful to walk into a beautifully done room.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

absolutely beautiful! I was watching HGTV the other night "Meg's Rooms" or something like that, and they were renovating a home that had those ceiling tiles hidden under the wood, they were the originals and were just gorgeous!

Honey at 2805 said...

Isn't it wonderful to have a fresh, newly renovated room? Very pretty!

GB said...

It looks lovely. My kitchen is getting long in the tooth now but I don't think I'll be altering it for a long time.