Pulled some more home rehab over the weekend so I wouldn't dwell too hard upon the loss of Sage... That kitchen island sure looks better all whited out, doesn't it? It used to be that ugly, dark, dingy blue color, but the white reflects more light and brightens up my home even more... which I can use after losing my friend Sage. I tried to strike a balance between decorative plates and tiles, hence the placement on that surface... I like the way they look, every visitor will know that a sailor lives in this home, LOL. That ancient ship in the last pic has my name written all over it... I'd be drinking beers and giving orders like nobody's business aboard that ship, yeah??? "YOU!!! GET TO ROWING, YOU B@STARD, OR IT'S NO BEER FOR A MONTH!!!"