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  1. Toni
    October 16, 2018 @ 10:21 am

    Oh, I think you could pull the black oven off. Fridge will be stainless? That oven is so beautiful …

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  2. Darling Lily
    October 16, 2018 @ 10:24 am

    There has got to be some sort of Steampunk looking built-in oven somewhere in NYC, or at the very least ,some Steampunker you could sweet-talk into giving you tips on how to faff about with things to make one. bundles of

    Also, I am thisclose to driving halfway across the country to take those wee bundles of perfection off your hands. I wonder how they’d do on a very long ride in the car?

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    • Darling Lily
      October 16, 2018 @ 11:38 am

      To clarify my comment, I know you are not doing Steampunk, but perhaps you could some person(s) who is/are, and get pointers on how to modify the built-in.

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  3. Beth Pfaff
    October 16, 2018 @ 10:29 am

    Will you need some kind ventilation system for the stove top?

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  4. Lora
    October 16, 2018 @ 10:34 am

    So glad the kitties were able to help Paul with the laser thingie. I’m sure he couldn’t have done it without them.

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  5. Elizabeth
    October 16, 2018 @ 10:46 am

    That oven is fabulous!

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  6. Amy Rohde
    October 16, 2018 @ 10:56 am

    Does the electric then get drilled through the floor (from the basement?) up through the leg? We DEF need that drill bit!

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  7. Bleubook
    October 16, 2018 @ 11:13 am

    When you first mentioned your ventless design I thought you were…well…”touched” as they say. But I have been living without a vent hood for at least six months and its not THAT bad. So for what it is worth, in my humble opinion, you will be fine. (Maybe consider some sort of a wall exhaust fan.)

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    • sherry kunkle
      October 16, 2018 @ 12:35 pm

      I agree — I do a lot of cooking — I have a working ha attic fan but I do have a vent fan — but it is a newer design not cut through the ceiling or wall —

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  8. Bev
    October 16, 2018 @ 11:16 am

    surprise kittens yay!

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  9. Emily
    October 16, 2018 @ 11:35 am

    and a bonus kitten wilt 🙂 love it

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  10. Katherine
    October 16, 2018 @ 11:42 am

    My husband paints cars for our local Cadillac dealership and has been painting cars for going on 30 years. Your oven can be painted whatever color you want. You could do it yourself (I don’t recommend that) or find someone local that’s talented. It wouldn’t be too expensive either. Good luck!

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  11. Jayne Zabala
    October 16, 2018 @ 11:59 am

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  12. sherry kunkle
    October 16, 2018 @ 12:32 pm

    Ha,,,I loath upper cabinets so remodeling and bam no uppers — makes no sense to me all they are used for is crap we forget we have if we can reach them — thinking outside the box is making things into something bigger — whoever said it can not be done hmmm I challenge that thought process.. Good job btw

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  13. Margaret Eaton
    October 16, 2018 @ 12:52 pm

    You can get your range painted, that’s easy!

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  14. Lisa Federico
    October 16, 2018 @ 12:56 pm

    I’m sure you realize that oven is only 24″. Trust me, that’s too small. I’m no great cook, but I’d need to be able to fit a turkey in there in case I’m ever cornered into hosting Thanksgiving dinner.

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  15. Kay
    October 16, 2018 @ 1:21 pm

    That is a remarkably attractive oven. Black is a color. If the oven is your only black appliance, that’s how it will read. Plus, the piano is black, isn’t it? And the chrome or stainless steel knobs and handle will relate to your stainless steel refrigerator. IMHO, it will work.

    As for the 24” oven, I’ve been living with 19” ovens for six years, since my French stove was installed, and I manage with very few issues. I can even cook a turkey in them—although not a 24-pounder—and you don’t even cook turkeys. You’ll be fine

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    • Marianne in Mo.
      October 16, 2018 @ 9:07 pm

      IMHO, any turkey bigger than 12 lbs. is not tasty anyway. Just make two if you need that much. And I spatchcock mine – cuts the time way down! And all of it is browned. YUM.

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      • RobynB
        October 16, 2018 @ 10:20 pm

        You get that Victoria is vegan, right?

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  16. Colleen
    October 16, 2018 @ 2:07 pm

    I agree with Katherine…that oven could be painted any color by a professional. I also saw on a blog where someone had a vinyl wrap made to fit her oven. Quick google: https://abeautifulmess.com/2016/09/how-i-recolored-my-kitchen-appliances.html.

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  17. Lisa Daly
    October 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

    That oven is so inexpensive! I wonder if you can have an auto body place paint it?

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  18. Anon
    October 16, 2018 @ 3:39 pm

    I’M SO JEALOUS YOU HAVE A PAUL AND I DON’T WAAAHHHHH

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  19. judy
    October 16, 2018 @ 4:27 pm

    You have an amazing knack for finding the most unique and attractive things. It must be a sort of GFT stunning appliances radar- and a husband who has to be unique in all the world,maybe the solar system. I have not forgotten spectacular ear bobs and that diaphanous blue skirt. Can’t wait for the reveal but I’m afraid we will have to harass you about next super duper effort house wise.

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  20. Bernie
    October 16, 2018 @ 4:34 pm

    Take the oven to an auto body shop and have it painted any color you want. I vote for Aubergine. (ps this is the kind of post I come here for! Thanks)

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  21. Linda D.
    October 16, 2018 @ 4:54 pm

    Ok. I want to be adopted. I mean, you are a creative genius. Paul is an engineering genius. You both dance (hence have rhythm and grace). AND you foster cats. What else could I possibly want?

    You DO love chocolate, right?

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  22. Robin Leach
    October 16, 2018 @ 5:18 pm

    Why not get a black fringe? I love black counterdepth Frigidaire.

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  23. Maryanne
    October 16, 2018 @ 5:19 pm

    Kittens!!! Loved that video!

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  24. Marianne in Mo.
    October 16, 2018 @ 9:09 pm

    You two are brave souls, drilling into that leg! Thank goodness it worked, as I’d hate for you to have to hunt down and retrofit another piano! Smoochies to the kitties!

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  25. Marlena
    October 17, 2018 @ 12:32 am

    As a person who lives in Europe and has had to contend with the tiny “easy bake “size ovens here. I will add this to the oven discussion. It isn’t just about baking a turkey. Your US cookie sheets will not fit. A larger casserole pan for lasagna will not fit. And heaven forbid you try and do that and a pie at the same time…impossible. I recommend you look at all your baking accoutrements before purchasing with a tape measure. We just replace the old oven with a larger one and got rid of the microwave in favor of a steamer which is a healthier option both for cooking and reheating….

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  26. Robin
    October 18, 2018 @ 9:45 am

    Can not wait to see all these pieces put together and the kitchen complete. I remember my kitchen reno – refrig in the garage, microwave in the guest bedroom and dishes in the bathroom sink! If I ever do that again, i’m moving out for the duration! Your decisions aren’t the one’s I would make but this will be a beautiful space….and more importantly you are going to love it because you didn’t make compromises to other points of view. Stick to your guns!

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  27. Colleen
    October 23, 2018 @ 4:31 am

    Dude’s got Nerves. Of. Steel.

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  28. Chelle Ellis
    November 1, 2018 @ 4:21 pm

    Your blog and another that I am look for regularly, have possibly crossed into a similar problem/solution. In Kristi’s pantry, she is painting her freezer to match her cabinets and changing the ugly plastic handle to a brass door handle that also matches her cabinet hardware. Could be the thing that will make a difference in making everything look custom without the price-tag.

    https://www.addicted2decorating.com/one-room-challenge-week-five-the-reality-of-the-situation-all-i-need-is-a-miracle.html

    Hate to link another blog in my comments, but it may save you much time, so please forgive me.

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