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  1. Charlotte Des Fleurs
    December 5, 2017 @ 10:53 am

    Wow! Paul is a genius in so many ways. The bump out he added for the fridge nook is seamless. You would never know it was not original to the house. Einstein said that Imagination is more important than knowledge. Maybe, but Paul is the perfect balance of knowledge to match your imagination. What a team!!!

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  2. pigtowndesign
    December 5, 2017 @ 10:56 am

    Was I the one who told you about the Night of 100 Elvii? If not, it was remiss of me!

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  3. Anne
    December 5, 2017 @ 10:58 am

    YOU BUILT A HOUSE FOR YOUR REFRIGERATOR I APPROVE. Well Paul did, for which we are thankful, but I do not think he would have built an exterior extension for a fridge for anyone but Queen VEB. (ps I am loving the font as I type because it even makes the fancy line in Q look fancier)

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  4. Lauren
    December 5, 2017 @ 11:09 am

    Somehow I’d never read your post about the Elvis contest and now I have a new understanding of the other dimension you seem to live in, and I NEED DIRECTIONS.

    Signed,
    I do not even like Elvis (the man, not the cat)

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  5. Sue Fiorentini
    December 5, 2017 @ 11:10 am

    I have a “Paul” too. He is super talented in all aspects of construction. I show him what I want, he tells me what we can afford, and then he makes it so ( kind of like the line in Star Trek — John Luc Picard ” Make it so Number ONE”). We are blessed. If I get the chance I will find the Elvis picture with my Mom and her friend in the 1950’s. Since you love most things vintage and Elvis you will appreciate this picture. She and her friend saw him driving down the street in Memphis and stopped him for a picture…..and he stopped. He really was a wonder man. Are fostering any kittens now? My niece fosters old and sick dogs ( she has 5 now) , God Bless all the foster parents out there!

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  6. Elaine Alspach
    December 5, 2017 @ 11:17 am

    Brilliant! Paul is definitely a keeper! He’s got skillage in the carpentry department for sure. He took out a window too right? And built that nook for the fridge. So much better flow too.

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  7. Katherine
    December 5, 2017 @ 11:45 am

    Hey, those before pictures just reminded me! Weren’t you converting the attc into a reading room?

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  8. Darling Lily
    December 5, 2017 @ 12:06 pm

    The problem with commenting on your blog is that I used up All the Superlatives years ago, and end up sounding like a broken record.

    That being said…. C’est MAGNIFIQUE!!!!

    Paul is a Wonder. You are worthy of all his gifts and talents.

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  9. Dianne
    December 5, 2017 @ 12:45 pm

    Paul is a saint. Nothing more to say because this sums him up perfectly!

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  10. Gerry
    December 5, 2017 @ 2:13 pm

    It’s been said before and I will say it again, Paul is a saint.

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  11. Erica
    December 5, 2017 @ 2:41 pm

    I am soooo excited to see the fridge project once it’s completed. I find myself lying in bed at night cursing you for taking so long. Also, I kind of want to marry Paul.

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    • Linda D.
      December 5, 2017 @ 2:54 pm

      Yeah, I kind of want to marry Paul, too. And I already have a wonderful husband I’m crazy about. But he doesn’t build. And he can’t really dance.
      Wait. I’ll come in again…

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  12. Wendy Bazrafkan
    December 5, 2017 @ 3:04 pm

    Paul is wonderful, but that goes without saying. The refrigerator in our 1868 farmhouse is essentially invisible, black and under the stair landing (because there were no refrigerators then). I wondered if, instead of door panels for the refrigerator itself, you could put doors to conceal the refrigerator inside the “closet”?

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  13. Bernie
    December 5, 2017 @ 4:09 pm

    Watcha doin with all the tomatoes?

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  14. Dodi
    December 5, 2017 @ 6:41 pm

    I wondered about all the produce also…
    The work you are doing in the kitchen is clever and impressive. I wish I could do things like that. Looking forward to seeing more progress.

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  15. Marianne in Mo.
    December 5, 2017 @ 9:36 pm

    That man of yours……… He . Is. All.

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  16. Sue J.
    December 6, 2017 @ 8:20 am

    Not to add to the kitchen chaos, but have you read the blog Living in a Fixer Upper written by Kelly? She talks about a company that modernizes wood refrigerators. They look very cool.
    https://www.livinginafixerupper.com/antique-oak-ice-box-converted-fridge/

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  17. Pam
    December 7, 2017 @ 10:49 am

    Paul is a gem. Nice work. Is your kitchen truly not finished or are you just holding out and tantalising us with tiny bits here and there? I admire your fortitude living in a construction zone this long.

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  18. Sue Fiorentini
    December 13, 2017 @ 1:22 pm

    I tried to “tag” on a FB post by Sarah Richardson and the new Monograms refrigerator. Not sure you would like it but every time I see a not so ordinary refrigerator ( and tuxedo cats and Elvis and Mirrors..you get the idea) , I think of you.

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  19. Tamra
    December 20, 2017 @ 6:47 pm

    I have the Frigidaire glass front comercial fridge you posted in your other post and just thought you should know it rocks!! I would never go back to another fridge. No only do I love being able to find things and check what I need without having to open the door it allows me to display things nicer like in vintage metal or wicker baskets so things look nicer (I’m a decorative artist and totally visual person. Function over form everytime works for me) I highly recommend it. If you do decicde to get a panel fridge and want it to look like it has antique mirrors on it contact me I can walk you through the way to do this very affordably.

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  20. Tilesbay
    December 22, 2017 @ 4:39 pm

    Wow! Paul is a genius in so many ways. The bump out he added to the fridge nook is seamless. You would never know it was not original to the house.

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  21. AmandaG
    January 3, 2018 @ 5:05 pm

    Your line about the “karmic comptroller” is EXACTLY how I feel too about my husband. I teared up and sent it to him. WHY ARE YOU MAKING ME CRY?

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  22. rebecca
    February 3, 2018 @ 10:29 am

    i have a father who is my Paul.. In fact, I also asked him to make my fridge disappear as it does not match my 1850s decor…he did not think my goal of retrofitting an actual icebox was realistic, but he did help me wainscot my fridge in a beautiful hickory (that matches the 7 ft store counter and the sink base he built, but that is another story.) i added 1850s iron handles and it is so perfect i wish i could add a photo here. love your stories! they sound very much like mine, but sound so much funnier from your writing.

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