Happy SUNday! – a blast from the past

While searching through some older scans I was fortunate to find this image from around 1985. It’s a view of the first kitchen remodel I did in the first house we owned when we lived on Fleming Island, Florida. The house was built around 1976 and originally was as plain as could be.

From around 1985. Taken with my Canon F-1 with a Canon FD 24mm f2.8 lens on Kodak Kodacolor film.

It wasn’t a fancy kitchen but it was well organized and very functional. The part of the kitchen pictured here was originally part of a divided and weird living room with lots of wasted space. The cabinets were basic unfinished birch veneer boxes that I was able to customize to suit our needs. We decided against upper cabinets along this wall in favor of glass open shelving (which is popular today). Our kitchen even featured a full-sized sliding glass door! I learned quite a bit from remodeling that house and when we sold it in early 1988 it sold to the first people that saw it. Now thirty-five years later we’re wrapping up another kitchen remodel in our current home on Amelia Island where we’ve lived since 1991. Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Happy SUNday! – color

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Friday Fotos!

Pisa, 1986. All of the images were taken with my Canon F-1 35mm SLR with a Canon FD 24mm f2.8 wide angle lens and a Canon FD 80-200mm f4 zoom lens on Kodak Kodachrome 25 color slide film. Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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afternoon thunderstorm

Listen closely for the sound of the wind chimes and the under. Amelia Island, Florida.


Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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wordless wednesday

Thanks for stopping by! Have a beautiful day. – Chris

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Happy SUNday! – Gopher Tortoise

Beautiful gopher tortoise cruising the dunes on Amelia Island, Florida.

Headed to her burrow.

Camera – Sony CyberShot

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! – Chris

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Happy SUNday! – kitchen reno stainless steel tiles

Finally! It took me the better part of a week to install these 6 x 6-inch stainless steel tiles as a backsplash behind the range. I’m very happy with the results.

Looking better.
By alternating each tile the light is reflected in an interesting pattern depending on where you’re standing.
The range has an induction cooktop. By Cafe.

The next part of the project is to finish installing the marble tiles on the remainder of the backsplash. Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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wordless wednesday

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Happy SUNday! – new stainless steel tiles

Another big step in our kitchen reno today as I’m finally able to install the 6 x 6-inch stainless steel tiles under the vent hood. I painted the wall with Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black (6258) since I won’t be using grout to fill any gaps and seams between the tiles I wanted to “hide” the background wall. I’ll be sure to post new pics once the tiles are all in place (I’ll see if my no-grout decision was the right one).

The tiles are from http://www.stainlesssteeltile.com
The countertop on the left is Silestone quartz and on the right is a hickory butcher block countertop.

The walls on either side of the tiles will be covered with large marble slabs (12 x 24-inch) again with no grout between the joints. I’ll be sure to post updates soon. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! – Chris

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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moody maples

Taken during an early evening rain after a day of on and off showers and thunderstorms.

I planted these two river maples (looks like three) from seeds produced from mature maples growing wild in my backyard. If I remember correctly that was just over ten years ago. Have I mentioned that I love trees?

Camera – Samsung Galaxy S9+

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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