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  1. Scribbler
    April 14, 2015 @ 10:48 am

    I died laughing! Love this idea! Will you be keeping the workings so that if you feel the urge, you can fling off the new marble slab dumping onions and carrots to the floor and stage an impromptu concert for your guests?

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  2. Dodie Stewart
    April 14, 2015 @ 10:51 am

    This is totally brilliant! Bravo!

    (But where are your Instagram pictures of these events? :))

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  3. Lynne Hoover
    April 14, 2015 @ 10:51 am

    That. Is. Perfect.

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  4. Ellen Strauser
    April 14, 2015 @ 10:56 am

    You are BRILLIANT!!! OMG!! BRILLIANT!!! That is going to look simply fabulous!!!!

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  5. Karyn
    April 14, 2015 @ 10:57 am

    That’s an AWESOME idea for a kitchen island!! You get the “Creative Genius” award for the month!

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  6. Donnamae
    April 14, 2015 @ 10:58 am

    That is brilliant! 😉

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  7. Nancy
    April 14, 2015 @ 10:59 am

    It’s absolutely beautiful!!! I just said that to be nice. I don’t feel that way at all. I am so incredibly jealous right now I just want to delete you. The mirror, the wardrobe,the bed and now THIS!!! Plus you have the world’s greatest husband!!! I think I am actually going to have a break down. You just keep throwing these beautiful things in my face and now I covet ALL of them. Redeem yourself by promising me if the house next door goes for sale you will call me. So I can live by you and sit in your house and stare at all your amazing finds!!! BTW what kind of person gives that piano away for FREE! I will be fine. This happens EVERY time you find these things.

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  8. Callie
    April 14, 2015 @ 11:06 am

    Fabulous idea! What a find! This has to be one of my favorite posts…perhaps I say that to myself every time? And your video is too wonderful 🙂

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  9. Fred Wishnie
    April 14, 2015 @ 11:11 am

    You are totally nuts – and absolutely brilliant! What a perfect find, and FREE to boot.
    Congratultions.

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  10. Luella
    April 14, 2015 @ 11:11 am

    Geesh, you guys are PROS at moving stuff now! You should probably point out to your husband that you helped him require that most useful skill.

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    • Luella
      April 14, 2015 @ 11:13 am

      I’m a dummy, I meant ACQUIRE.

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  11. Mary Beth
    April 14, 2015 @ 11:12 am

    Brilliant idea! I have friends who created an island with the exact same type of piano! And it looks spectacular. Their carpenter plumbed a sink into the top and created storage below on one side and left the beautiful legs and carving intact on the opposite side.

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    • Yvonne Angus
      April 15, 2015 @ 9:39 am

      Please use all four legs…it would lose too much Giant Fanciness otherwise!

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  12. Kimberly H.
    April 14, 2015 @ 11:12 am

    The piano will be a masterpiece of an island! It’s gorgeous – love the legs. Thanks for the video. It brought us plenty of smiles this morning!!

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  13. Liz
    April 14, 2015 @ 11:12 am

    PERFECT!!! PEREFECT!!! PERFECT!!! BRAVO VEB!!!

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  14. Lindsay James
    April 14, 2015 @ 11:15 am

    Oh the legs on that piano!! I understand exactly why you had to have this when I saw the legs. Excellent Craigslist find!

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  15. Suzan Spurlin
    April 14, 2015 @ 11:17 am

    I LOVE this idea! You’re fortunate to have a kitchen large enough to accommodate the piano. Great job from one Craigslist junkie to another!!

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  16. Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely
    April 14, 2015 @ 11:18 am

    Oh, gosh, I had a twinge of melancholy about such a lovely old instrument being “profaned,” although it will indeed be beautiful in your kitchen. It was free, and fancy, and quite appropriate in scale, so I see the appeal there. I had the thought that you should strip out all the piano innards and put some kind of hinged counter top on her so you could store things inside.

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  17. Suzanne McCarthy
    April 14, 2015 @ 11:19 am

    Victoria, you are a Valkyrie! Hojotoho! Your piano kitchen island is brilliant! Can’t wait to see it in all its kitchen splendor!
    BTW, years ago, my grandfather turned an old upright grand piano into a basement workbench. It’s now living in my garage, having supported many projects over many decades. Broken pianos can grow up to be anything!

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  18. Neci
    April 14, 2015 @ 11:19 am

    Thank goodness no one else saw the potential in a free piano! Cannot wait for the big reveal of your kitchen! Or next week’s post…

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  19. cynthia
    April 14, 2015 @ 11:19 am

    Brilliant! You have surpassed even yourself. Please do not stop sharing. I would miss it so.

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  20. devon
    April 14, 2015 @ 11:20 am

    Pure Genius Victoria……..I have never seen an antique piano like that, it’s so handsome! I can totally see it as a kitchen island (although it’s too spectacular to put anything like glasses, plates or bowls of fruit on it……that would be all wrong don’t you agree?! ) Again, how you manage to find such great treasures, (and yours if you can move it at that )AND have a husband who is a saint when it comes to your finds makes me truly jealous……you are so blessed:) so awesome……love the video, love the post!!

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