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  1. pam jacobs
    April 21, 2015 @ 10:15 am

    Hang on to that man!!!!!!

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  2. teri
    April 21, 2015 @ 10:18 am

    I’ve always loathed kitchen islands, but am now changing my mind somewhat. Also I am very fond of dragons but those other legs look like a green man to me. Looking forward to the next instalment.

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  3. Amy b
    April 21, 2015 @ 10:19 am

    I’m laughing…we may be sisters…I am on a quest for “the perfect armoire” with a list of what it HAS to have! Needs to be Hugh, fancy, have mirrored doors…and speak to my soul! I have found one I LOVE but it is about a foot too wide…I keep trying to figure out how I can make it work…while searching for another one. The struggle is real!!!! Loving your piano and your plan for it. I’m always happy to get your updates bc I know you understand my quest! Plus I always show your posts to my hubby so he can see that it is not just me!

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  4. Linda
    April 21, 2015 @ 10:21 am

    I am excited to see how the piano looks in your kitchen. Your blog posts make me smile and laugh and they are a wonderful way to start my day.

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  5. Gaylin
    April 21, 2015 @ 10:24 am

    Your a fricken genius! I adore you and your fancy pants grandeur so very much!
    You have started trends that I wish you would keep on the down low! Ok so we love craigslist! Yes WE do. But girl you have everyone stampeding to beat us to the good stuff!
    Your humble servant
    G

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  6. Miriam
    April 21, 2015 @ 10:25 am

    I like this Paul dude. Give him my email in case you get crushed under a giant fancy thing!

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    • sharon
      April 21, 2015 @ 12:24 pm

      Gotta say…I love Miriam’s response….and your piano…those legs are the prettiest. I believe we ALL want a paul…

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    • nancy from RI
      April 21, 2015 @ 3:14 pm

      Miriam is just as funny as you Victoria. Better watch out! lol lol lol

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  7. tammigirl
    April 21, 2015 @ 10:28 am

    I was expecting to see a different piano in your house by the time this post ended.

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  8. Antigone
    April 21, 2015 @ 10:34 am

    It is perfect! Too small for you? Can’t you put a larger granite on the top to extend it as much as you want. It will be more functional with a granite/stone top anyway.

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  9. helenel
    April 21, 2015 @ 10:40 am

    It is lovely, but….now what? Do you cover it with glass? If so, what do you do about the sticky-up hinges? I’m unclear about how this becomes functional (yes, yes, I know – “Who cares? it’s gorgeous!”) but it’s in the kitchen.

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  10. Tori
    April 21, 2015 @ 10:41 am

    This is such a fabulous idea!!! What are you planning to top it with? A gorgeous piece of Carerra would he fab. Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

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  11. Patti
    April 21, 2015 @ 10:48 am

    Great idea and Paul sounds really patient and awesome!

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  12. Rachael
    April 21, 2015 @ 10:49 am

    Bravo! Seriously an amazing idea. You are lucky to live where you do, where there is so much old, giant fanciness to be had. In SD, not much is older than 1880s, and a lot plainer, since we were all poor pioneers 🙂

    1) How will you protect the surface? Do you plan on doing food prep/serving on this? Are you nervous about water stains for glasses, etc
    2) What about the hinge in the middle?

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    • JFSinIL
      April 21, 2015 @ 10:54 am

      Oh, I like the idea of a nice bit of heavy glass on top – that is what we have on a hand-me-down long old dresser being used as a sideboard in our dining room.

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  13. JFSinIL
    April 21, 2015 @ 10:52 am

    You are insane.
    Paul is your keeper.
    Perfect combination.
    🙂

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  14. Chris Harris
    April 21, 2015 @ 10:59 am

    Hi, Victoria. I am all for it as long as it was a nonworking piano when you got it. I would stay on the smaller side for your square piano-as-island. You’ll have more room to walk around in your kitchen and it’s difficult to reach across a too-big surface.

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  15. Nikki
    April 21, 2015 @ 11:11 am

    I SO wish I had room for an island…….

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  16. Marta
    April 21, 2015 @ 11:14 am

    When you find the perfect Giant Fancy Piano, then you can sell the almost perfect GFP to finance the real GFP! This is assuming you can find some poor soul who is dying to own a GFP who does not know who are and who is not already following your blog.

    I would want to steal Paul from you but I have my own version of Paul, whose current expression of husbandly devotion consists of this: “You’ve dreamed your whole life of being a dancer? Then, of course, you must take lessons! The lessons cost the earth? Go ahead, honey, think of how healthy and happy you will be! We don’t have it in the budget so you must take money out of retirement savings? Fine! Dance! Enjoy!”

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    • Kiki
      April 21, 2015 @ 2:40 pm

      Marta; you too have your own ‘Paul’………. another keeper 🙂
      what a wonderful declaration of his (and your) love. Keep dancing love!

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  17. toni
    April 21, 2015 @ 11:16 am

    Don’t forget it has to be small enough that you can back up far enough to see it!

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  18. LA CONTESSA
    April 21, 2015 @ 11:26 am

    Fantastic…….I would have been as PICKY as YOU!

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  19. Jeannie
    April 21, 2015 @ 11:38 am

    You are absolutely hysterical – in a couple of different ways. 🙂 And so is Miriam’s comment.

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  20. Garden, Home and Party
    April 21, 2015 @ 11:42 am

    What you haven’t said yet is what are you doing to the top of the “kitchen island”? I know you have it all figured out. I truly love this idea and think you must be master of furniture-repurposing ideas.
    I agree, once you said the legs on that one piano looked like there was a dragon on it that is all I could see!
    Karen

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