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  1. Susan Hauser
    September 9, 2014 @ 10:10 am

    You know, you might be better off with the reproduction. Old plaster moldings that came out of a house intact will likely crumble into bits when trying to maneuver them into position and attach them now. Just a thought.

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  2. Helen
    September 9, 2014 @ 10:11 am

    Just a tip – you may cause fewer headaches to Paul if you make the research phone call first, and after determining that it is in fact the “real deal”, THEN approaching him with it 😉

    I imagine that wouldn’t be nearly as fun though!

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  3. Sandi
    September 9, 2014 @ 10:14 am

    So…did Paul pay the guy off? 😉

    I like the idea of glass-doored cabinets. I mean, not in MY kitchen – I am far too disorganized to show my shelves w/o decent coverage, but yeah.

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  4. Doderama
    September 9, 2014 @ 10:18 am

    I think you just coined my new motto with ” It might be difficult and impractical, but that is not the same as wrong.”

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  5. anna whiston-donaldson
    September 9, 2014 @ 10:18 am

    Hilarious as usual! How dare Paul try to talk you out of this one.?

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  6. Vicki
    September 9, 2014 @ 10:19 am

    I’m kind of hoping that you will still consider buying a knule post and churck style hand rail, so we can all see what they look like.

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    • Pj
      September 9, 2014 @ 6:36 pm

      I’m not sure about a churck style handrail–(maybe CHURCH style handrail?), but I think he means newel post. Knule—LOL!!!!

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      • Eliza
        September 14, 2014 @ 10:22 am

        And for the love of all that is holy, it is DENTIL molding, not dental molding. We are talking about architecture here, not mouth guards.

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  7. Nicole
    September 9, 2014 @ 10:24 am

    Just in case you need some real life plasterwork, this guy has helped with the restorations on some of the Newport mansions, and his work is gorgeous. He sells medallions, wall panels, FULL ROOMS. (And no affiliation aside from the constant stream of drool I have when I look at his site) http://plasterart.com

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    • Barbara
      September 10, 2014 @ 8:11 am

      Thanks for posting this. His artwork is amazing!

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    • Kate
      September 13, 2014 @ 2:40 pm

      to die for work, like a wedding cake on the ceiling. so happy this art is being continued. gorgeous!

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  8. Marisa Franca @ All Our Way
    September 9, 2014 @ 10:25 am

    It has to be that Paul paid the guy $900.00 to say it was faux — I’m sure it would have been wonderful.

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  9. Consuelo Baehr
    September 9, 2014 @ 10:27 am

    I am always on your side but today, inexplicably, I want to take Paul aside and high give him.

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  10. Consuelo Baehr
    September 9, 2014 @ 10:28 am

    uh, high five him.

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  11. Sunnie Mitchell
    September 9, 2014 @ 10:32 am

    Right, this lot of reproduction moulding may not be right (although, since it’s not the really real deal you might be able to talk him into selling you everything for the $800 – including the churck style hand rail, now that would be Ultimate Hoarding, defo shrine and designated holiday worthy!).

    But wow, you have hit on something design wise! I LOVE the way your mock-ups look, wow!

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    • Catharine Slover
      September 9, 2014 @ 11:33 am

      I was not liking it until I saw it with the floor to ceiling old glass doors. THAT looks cool.
      I know what you mean about not wanting it if it’s a reproduction. There is nothing wrong with caring about a non-material element of the artwork – Conceptual Art is all about that…
      Me, I just about paid way too much for open shelves made from railroad cars (I am a licensed freight conductor).

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      • Bridget from Refined Vintage
        September 9, 2014 @ 10:14 pm

        How cool! Pictures??? I am very intrigued. I would love to see these shelves.
        Victoria, I feel your pain. How disappointing, and you had Paul practically installing it already. He’s getting better at accepting his fate.

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      • judy
        September 10, 2014 @ 6:08 pm

        No Way! I figured you for a Doctor,Designer,Model but freight conductor? As in-coming in close contact with things that are dirty? crawling with spiders? No………………………………….?

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        • judy
          September 10, 2014 @ 6:09 pm

          sorry this was directed to Ms. Slover

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  12. Sharyl Murphy
    September 9, 2014 @ 10:34 am

    Whew! Said Paul…:)

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  13. Kate
    September 9, 2014 @ 10:37 am

    All I could think about is how do you keep old, crumbly plaster clean in a kitchen? I do however like the tall door idea.

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  14. Brenda Schweder
    September 9, 2014 @ 10:38 am

    Aww, shucks! I thought you found another “Kingdom” find! Guess they all can’t be winners–but the lows make the highs even higher! Keep on lookin’! LOVE your blog!

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  15. Callie
    September 9, 2014 @ 10:38 am

    Awesome!! And? I am TOTALLY with you on the originals being worlds better than the reproductions. Sad but just ending. And just imagine the mileage you can get out of it for future projects with Paul?? “Remember when I didn’t insist on those 16″ moldings? Sooo instead…”

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  16. Jenny Lynn
    September 9, 2014 @ 10:48 am

    Awe, I was laughing. I love the way you planned it all out. Sorry the air was let out of this plan. Keep your eyes on the prize. You will find what you are looking for. Love, Love your blog.

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  17. Connie in Hartwood
    September 9, 2014 @ 11:01 am

    Victoria, dear, keep the photo of this molding if you truly love it this much, and reproduce it with stock and/or custom wood moldings in a size that is perfect when you finally get to the design stage of your imaginary kitchen remodel.

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  18. Garden, Home and Party
    September 9, 2014 @ 11:05 am

    I appreciate your determination to be authentic…who wants Disney-esque crap just for the sake of recreating the “look” of a grand kitchen. Always entertaining. I did love the glass fronted cupboard you created.
    xo,
    Karen

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  19. Chad's Crooked House
    September 9, 2014 @ 11:06 am

    We have friends of the family with a falling down 10 bedroom house in Atlantic City that has just the right kind of French doors. I love them so much! If they ever end up selling the place off (as a teardown) you need to be the first to know I think.

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  20. Lauren
    September 9, 2014 @ 11:10 am

    The last line should be, “AND PAUL REJOICED”.

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