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  1. sue j.
    April 14, 2015 @ 1:39 pm

    my head just exploded, in a giant and fancy way. <3

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  2. Traci
    April 14, 2015 @ 1:45 pm

    This is beyond brilliant…and you have achieved “hero” status in my book!

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  3. Janna
    April 14, 2015 @ 1:47 pm

    There is no reason you couldn’t just put a marble top over the wood and preserve the paino intact. I think using it as an island is a wonderful idea. So much better than it ending up in a landfill.

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  4. Katharine
    April 14, 2015 @ 1:50 pm

    I know moving this piano, er, kitchen island, was no small feat. My mom has one of these suckers and the legs alone weigh 30 lbs each!

    And the video? Super cute.

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  5. Janet
    April 14, 2015 @ 1:51 pm

    Wow! Great idea and fabulous find! I carted around a Victorian upright piano front for about 25 years before finally making it into a lift up door in my wine bar out of it (hides a small microwave and built-in coffeemaker behind it). Love repurposing things of character. Speaking of character – you are a fine one!!! Keep on going! May you have all the fanciness in your life that you desire.

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  6. Kay
    April 14, 2015 @ 1:58 pm

    Definitely a marble top to make the fanciest of all kitchen islands.

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  7. Karen @ Dogs Don't Eat Pizza
    April 14, 2015 @ 2:10 pm

    I would like to rename your video, “The Day You Won the Internet.”
    Liberté, égalité, fraternité craigslisté!!!
    Sisters in arms, kbc

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  8. Kathleen
    April 14, 2015 @ 2:11 pm

    Now if you tell me you also got this thing of Beauty for $100 and they threw in a Huffington Forge Chandelier I have ben lusting for, then I may have my own teeth electrifying seizure!

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  9. Kathleen
    April 14, 2015 @ 2:12 pm

    WAIT! You got this for FREE?????????? Anyone have a defibrillator handy for reading Victoria’s posts?

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  10. Catherine
    April 14, 2015 @ 2:13 pm

    You are beyond clever! And such vision! One interesting note: I read somewhere that chefs sometimes refer to the stove as the piano. So it is perfectly appropriate for you to have an actual piano in the kitchen!

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  11. Holly W.
    April 14, 2015 @ 2:17 pm

    Your idea is glorious.

    I also eschew Homegoods. Although with two toddlers, IKEA/hand-me-downs rule the day, for now. Until I steal your glorious piano/island.

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  12. Barbara
    April 14, 2015 @ 2:22 pm

    You are SO funny!!! Love the piano idea and the video. You and Paul are amazing partners. I CAN NOT wait to see this kitchen once completed.

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  13. kerri
    April 14, 2015 @ 2:31 pm

    Hyperventilating!!!!! What a score!!!!! Fabulous idea and so worthy of your kitchen.

    And, I want to know, do you PLAY the piano?

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  14. Jodie
    April 14, 2015 @ 2:35 pm

    This is pure genius! Way to hunt for perfection!

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  15. Lin
    April 14, 2015 @ 2:50 pm

    Could you have been more fortunate to find this beautiful thing and for FREE!!!!!!!! I love this idea and loved the video!

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  16. Liz
    April 14, 2015 @ 3:13 pm

    Awesome island! Will it be gilded with real gold leaf to achieve the Highest plateau of Fanciest?

    For those of you mourning the loss of a piano, my grandmother had a gorgeous square grand piano. My mother wanted to have it tuned but the soundboard would no longer hold a tune. So you either have a very large doorstop in your house or you repurpose it to Giant Fanciness in your kitchen like VEB. There is a reason it was free, we just don’t know what it was yet.

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  17. Kristi Reinhard
    April 14, 2015 @ 3:25 pm

    you. did. not.

    you may have ruined my day. I have no such ginormous awesomeness in my kitchen.

    onward! to craigslist I go!

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  18. Cyndia
    April 14, 2015 @ 3:35 pm

    I am sitting here giggling in delight for you! OF COURSE you need a piano for a kitchen island! You are my kind of gal. And Paul clearly adores you.

    Now excuse me while I go show this to my husband, who seriously needs to up the ante now.

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  19. Wilma Galanos
    April 14, 2015 @ 3:37 pm

    If the piano can be restored why not do it? You would have your kitchen island when it is closed and you could open it and have dinner concerts. This seems right up your alley.

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  20. CharleneMcD
    April 14, 2015 @ 3:57 pm

    I really wish you had a like button. I love reading your blog, I always have a smile from beginning to end. Love the piano kitchen island idea, that is one beautiful piece of furniture. Can’t wait to see the finished details in your kitchen.

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