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  1. Bekah
    September 29, 2015 @ 10:52 am

    Have you tried switching them left to right? So the flat side on the right would go against the wall, and on the left a flat side could go against plainer, stock cabinets. And then the parts with the protruding moulding would be towards the range hood and would look intentional. Not “we split these cabinets up so we could fit in a range hood” but, “these cabinets were meant to have a empty wall and a column thing in between them”.

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  2. judy
    September 29, 2015 @ 11:00 am

    Are you (#$%^&*) kidding? Those are a Gift from the Karma Gods. Only you– Could come upon Beauty priced at Bargain Basement Prices. And the buyers don’t sell this stuff or give it away ..they await your communique and arrival and probably load it for you and wish they could be your friend forever. Wherever you place those in your Elegant Abode they will radiate your excellent taste and Paul’s amazing good fortune that he gets to accompany you on your spectacular pell mell rocket ride through a fascinating Life. Who needs all that boring tedious conforming to rules and regulations? And if you would just write your book you wouldn’t have to concern yourself with the mundane ,you would be holding Court in that waterfront Mansion you were destined to inhabit.

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  3. Caroline
    September 29, 2015 @ 11:29 am

    I believe you’re just tired and not thinking clearly yet. These are great but just a little small relative to the rest of the kitchen. They need a fancy middle-thing to flank, after which the whole will be large enough to have real presence. Cheer up–it’s an excuse…no, an obligation!–to continue to trawl Craigslist for the perfect piece(s) to complement these and complete your wall. Vaya con dios!

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  4. Danielle
    September 29, 2015 @ 11:32 am

    If EVERYTHING is fancy, then nothing looks fancy. You need to balance your use of fanciness. Here is an example, https://www.pinterest.com/pin/85357355415510152/, picture that with your fancy piano island, fancy moldings (that can be purchased new, stained and fit accordingly), fancy light fixtures, fancy antique rugs, fancy accessories. The rest can be “classic” details that will BALANCE everything and highlight your favorite pieces in the room. I am an interior designer and this is your intervention. I love the passion you have for your home. I share it too.

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  5. David
    September 29, 2015 @ 11:33 am

    Have you thought about reversing the cabinets? (ie, have the trimmed edge facing the stove vent?) Then you can mount the flush edges closer to the wall or whatnot. Of course, then you’ll have to have the doors hinge on the opposite side too, etc… but just a thought!

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  6. Maddie
    September 29, 2015 @ 11:40 am

    I just have to ask the question I know others thought but didn’t voice…

    In that last picture…WHY is there a DOG on your COUNTER???

    <3!
    Maddie

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  7. TucsonPatty
    September 29, 2015 @ 11:40 am

    Hey, those are so awesome and beautiful and I just had an inspiration…can you take the fronts off of all the GFTs that you wanted in the kitchen and then reattatch said fronts to the manufactured cabinets, somehow? (That there would be the Paul’s job, obviously) does that defeat the purpose of the GFT??

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  8. Marsha
    September 29, 2015 @ 11:46 am

    You are just the right amount of crazy! Sounds like their is a potential to move them on – but you teased the reader with the mock up drawing that shows them as a viable working option of beauty!

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  9. Nylene
    September 29, 2015 @ 11:51 am

    They look great to me. What is the problem? Don’t be so hard on yourself.

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  10. Carri
    September 29, 2015 @ 11:55 am

    Actually, your previous post about letting go of the crazy, giant fancy kitchen idea was a little sad. I’m glad you still aren’t ready to give up on those fine things your little heart yearns for, but kitchens are a practical necessity. You may just have to go for the useable, slightly quirky kitchen rather than the manor house one.
    Give Elvis a kiss for us and Paul, too.

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  11. Danielle
    September 29, 2015 @ 12:01 pm

    Last comment from me for the day…here is another example of “simple” cabinets surrounded by fancy things. Don’t be afraid of wallpaper. Express yourself. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/340655159287348542/

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  12. Angela
    September 29, 2015 @ 12:02 pm

    Paul is an angel!

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  13. Amber
    September 29, 2015 @ 12:15 pm

    I agree with the others, I’m not sure why they couldn’t work. Look at the series of 6 pictures, the middle right one, if you put it in that position you could just put some small knick-knack shelves on the side so there wouldn’t be a gap between them and the window, as for the gap above the cabinets I think that is fairly standard in a lot of kitchens and you could do fabulous things with decor up there if you wanted. Don’t worry, you could always have a GFT sale and make a fortune off all of your GFT that didn’t end up working out, maybe you could make back all the money you need for the kitchen!

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  14. JeanFB
    September 29, 2015 @ 12:29 pm

    Ok so if you are going with a kitchen designer…. why can’t the kitchen be designed around these cabinets? They don’t look to be ginormous…. I’d have to agree with all the others. Have your designer make them work, they are fabulous! Good luck with your fur baby.. <3 And your husband is the big found treasure. 🙂

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  15. Lindsey
    September 29, 2015 @ 12:41 pm

    Victoria,
    I wish, nay, PRAY that some day you will have an auction of the things that you have gathered but decide won’t work out for you. You have the most amazing GFTs even when you decide not to use them. Let us know when that sweepstakes begins or the eBay auction. You could make a fortune off people like us dying to have a piece of your brilliance.

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  16. Emily
    September 29, 2015 @ 12:46 pm

    Ok – you’re gonna have to explain what’s WRONG with your idea?!!? Because, those look AWESOME. I don’t see a problem…

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  17. Garden, Home and Party
    September 29, 2015 @ 12:51 pm

    I want to be supportive, honest. But I think if I were Paul I’d place parental blocks on craigslist viewing for you…at least until you get the kitchen finished. 🙂 I do love these cabinets. Why don’t they work? They look nice in your mock up image.
    I think there could be support cabinetry that would compliment them and then you’d have enough bling in the kitchen to satisfy you and enough practical cabinetry to satisfy Paul, right?
    xo,
    Karen

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  18. Patty/NS
    September 29, 2015 @ 1:02 pm

    They look funky and great to me! Why oh why won’t they work!? We all need an explanation. Is it the window? Do they stick out too far? Love the puppy you added to the mock up picture, everything looks better with a puppy ?. Dammit, tell us why they won’t work, you are killing us! xo

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  19. yvonne
    September 29, 2015 @ 1:27 pm

    I know this isn’t helping, but those black ceramic elephants are great!

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    • Deborah Calle
      October 4, 2015 @ 12:11 am

      I know right, the elephants are exactly like the ones my husband brought back from vietnam! They flank my front door carrying peace lily plants on their backs. Hey, Victoria what
      you doing with the elephants?

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  20. Kay
    September 29, 2015 @ 2:02 pm

    CMT is right about the kitchen gunk. Those bookcases are far too nice to ruin with scrubbing. They’ll be perfect somewhere else.

    Glad Elvis is hanging in there. We need pictures of her.

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