Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Just a note...

The wall sconce at the bottom of the rear staircase, was hanging on the wall, with some really dumb plastic globe on it.. it's cast iron..and I thought it needed something a little more.. um.. well.. old looking...

While cleaning the rooms, I remembered an old globe for something, maybe a ceiling light, sitting on the windowsill upstairs.. so I washed it up, and it fit nicely! That's why maybe that wall sconce has a weird look to it.. ha ha ha.. it looked fine to me!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Little this..... little that

Well, this weekend, was moving day for cousin and sis in law. Not much time to do a lot of work on the house, but every little thing done, is one more thing finished. Too tired to work on the floor tiles, lights went up instead.

Here is the ceiling fan that will hang over the kitchen table. The hole in the ceiling is for the smoke detector.

Here is one of the old wall sconces we rescued and rewired. Apparently, the new building codes, weren't applicable to the old lights.. we had to create a back plate to cover the new box for the wires... we tried everything we could to cover them nicely.. and this was our best idea.. he traced the wall sconces on plywood.. and smoothed out the curves.. and panted them the color of the walls.. so they could blend in ... the picture look good.. have to see them in person.

here is just a long view of the ceiling fan...and the wall sconce by the bottom of the rear staircase.

We tried so hard to include a lot of the old in our is an old house, I didn't want it to look real modern.. but I wanted some of the modern conveniences. I sure hope it all works together and looks appealing!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

still tiling

A few more tiles were added to the field of cream tiles.. then the slate tiles went down..

He stopped tiling the remainder of the kitchen to get the tiles by the door done.. it's tough not being able to come and go!