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  1. Amy
    May 12, 2015 @ 10:06 am

    What type of drawer fronts will be on the bottom drawers?

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      May 12, 2015 @ 10:13 am

      The piano top… UNLESS I have some three a.m. idea that MUST happen. I’m afraid to cut the top until I am ABSOLUTELY SURE I don’t need it for something else.

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      • morphiaflow
        May 12, 2015 @ 1:03 pm

        Could you do a thin layer of metal to match the foot pedal? Or did you sacrifice the pedal in the name of storage?

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  2. Lynne
    May 12, 2015 @ 10:06 am

    Uhhhhm, can I borrow Paul ? I need him to make some treehouse cupboards from some Canadian Geese. hahaha. Jokes, that would just be gross.

    Gahhhhreat job on the piano island. Holy batman woman. You guys rock out loud.

    Lynne xx
    Design The Life You Want To Live

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  3. Penny
    May 12, 2015 @ 10:07 am

    Yay!! Terrific!!

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  4. Deb
    May 12, 2015 @ 10:08 am

    Paul could not possible reach his total awesomeness without you!

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  5. savannah
    May 12, 2015 @ 10:09 am

    Sweet Mary Sunshine, but this is becoming more and more fabulous every day! Paul’s shop and wood working skills are MAR-VEL-OUS! I think I may have to send this link to my darling husband! xoxo

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  6. Kristin
    May 12, 2015 @ 10:09 am

    This has further convinced me that Paul is some sort of superhuman. I’ve never seen anything like his creations. It makes me feel like my husband is a superslacker. I tried to talk him into building a bathroom cabinet that was like yours (just not as tall) and he laughed so hard, he almost choked. I showed him your blog and he was like, “Stop reading that.”

    When I mentioned how he could have modified your piano to be a dining room table he reminded me that we live in a row home (not the awesome ones IN Philly, but in the suburbs). Actually, it was more like, “WE LIVE IN A ROW HOME…ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?” Boo. Hiss.

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  7. Dodie
    May 12, 2015 @ 10:09 am

    This is really, really brilliant. Totally fabulous.

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  8. liz
    May 12, 2015 @ 10:13 am

    Wow – I do have to give kudos to Paul on this one, his drawer design is fabulous!! He really provided a ton of storage, I love the ones on the very bottom. You two make a fantastic team, it always seems to work out in the end!

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  9. Briana
    May 12, 2015 @ 10:14 am

    Your Design Muse is amazing!! And having Paul as your Huckleberry completes the package!!
    Can’t wait to see the final magnificence!!!

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  10. Karen Johnson
    May 12, 2015 @ 10:15 am

    WOW!

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  11. Catharine
    May 12, 2015 @ 10:16 am

    Hi Victoria!
    What I love about your island is the legs. It looks so airy and maintains the feeling of a room. I don’t like islands and had mine removed with the Paleo kitchen remodel , but if I needed one I would be sure it had legs and wasn’t a big visual obstruction to room- feelingness. I guess it seems a little more kitchen table-y.

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    • Catherine
      May 12, 2015 @ 3:38 pm

      I cannot show this to mu husb and as he would have total tool envy!

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    • Catherine
      May 12, 2015 @ 3:40 pm

      I cannot show this to mu husband as he would have total tool envy!

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  12. Heidi
    May 12, 2015 @ 10:18 am

    The repurposing of this piano as a kitchen island is probably the most genius idea I have ever seen!!!!!! You and your husband make a great team!!!!! An inspiration to us all!!!!! Can’t wait to see the finished product!!!!!!

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    • Decorina
      September 18, 2015 @ 8:17 pm

      I agree with you. Genius, using a square grand piano as an island.

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  13. Gaylin
    May 12, 2015 @ 10:19 am

    Well now you have gone and done it! Even your husband has more talent in his little pinky then I do!
    Argh the gods have ripped me off!
    I bow to your masterful talents!

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  14. Alice
    May 12, 2015 @ 10:22 am

    I am blown away by Paul’s construction skillz! (…and your vision, of course 🙂 )

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  15. Lisa
    May 12, 2015 @ 10:35 am

    How fabulous! I am loving the transformation of the piano in to your wonderful island. Hats off to Paul as well for his amazing wood working skills. Can’t wait to see the finished product!

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  16. LadyB
    May 12, 2015 @ 10:35 am

    He is a miracle worker! I never want to hear a bad word about him ever again xx Yes, I know, behind every great man is an even greater woman xx

    PS: I have asked before, please include Elvis in EVERY video Pleeeeese (because I love him (even more than I love Paul ))

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    • jamie
      May 12, 2015 @ 2:01 pm

      that’s miss elvis, the lady

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  17. Janice S.
    May 12, 2015 @ 10:37 am

    Yay for Elvis cameos!

    Paul totally rocks – even if he tries to claim your ideas.

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  18. judy
    May 12, 2015 @ 10:38 am

    Are the two of you some sort of genetic mutation of Wit, good looks,amazing skill sets,gardening,destruction-construction,creator of cunning videos and acquisition moguls? I feel like you ought to be in charge of assuring we reach Mars by 2017,your mutual Genius is being under utilized. Oh….. and I forgot the Dancing-for crying out credulity………..They BOTH Dance!!

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    • Julie Williams
      May 12, 2015 @ 11:02 am

      Exactly my thoughts! Get out of my head Judy! LOL

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  19. Tracey
    May 12, 2015 @ 10:39 am

    You know what I love about all of your videos? Your hubby’s “man jeans”. It’s nice to know that there are other husbands out there who wear them.

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    • Denise
      May 12, 2015 @ 12:41 pm

      And there are three of us!

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      • Denise
        May 12, 2015 @ 12:43 pm

        Sorry, that popped up in the wrong reply – should be under Julie Williams.

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  20. Marta
    May 12, 2015 @ 10:42 am

    GREEN over here. BRIGHT NEON GREEN with ENVY. You got a man who dances divinely, does fine carpentry, and is creating you the most incredible piano kitchen island! Exactly like the one in your vision! Because you are the creative genius!

    I must go practice my double reverse turn and dream up projects for my non-dancing, non-carpentering husband.

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    • Mia
      May 13, 2015 @ 11:20 am

      …AND, if you show him this blog with all the KUDOS for HIM.. He will follow you to the ends of the earth..!! He MUST know how good he is.. and what a great team you make..!! LOL But, this will reinforce it and you will get whatever your crazy little, dancing heart desires..!! I know, it will take more KUDOS than this, but… we seem to keep them coming..!! You guys are terrific..! And, I AGREE.. the dancing tops off the whole episode..!! Keep up the good work.. It inspires us..!!

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