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  1. Princess Buttercup
    October 30, 2017 @ 4:37 pm

    Paul is a treasure. Bless him. Long live Elvis. <3

    I wasn't prepared for how utterly gorgeous those cabinets-cum-fridges are. I'm swooning!


  2. Marianne in Mo.
    October 30, 2017 @ 4:56 pm

    Oh we all wish we had a Paul! He’s a saint for sure! It will be a relatively simple thing for him to build out this space, cover it with a shed style roof and siding, and run the electric for the fridge. What a brilliant idea!
    I feel your sadness over Elvis’ anniversary; I still mourn my buddy Westie, aka Wesley McTavish. He has been gone longer than he lived, but I think of him always. My daughter has a kitty (Tux) who is now 16 yrs. old, diabetic, and only weighs 7lbs. now, just skin and bones. But he won’t give up, and neither will she, as long as he doesn’t show pain or misery. Every time I see him, when we leave, I say a “final” goodbye to him, just in case. That has been happening now for four years, since he got his diabetic diagnosis. But he gets his shots and keeps on going, I think for my daughter and not for himself. They just aren’t ready to give up on each other!


  3. Tammy
    October 30, 2017 @ 5:52 pm

    I thought my life was fulfilled…until I saw that armoire refrigerator and flung myself on the floor.


    • Nancy Ann Page
      October 30, 2017 @ 10:02 pm

      That was really funny, Tammy – I laughed out loud.

      Nancy Ann


  4. Barbara Jean Gravlee
    October 30, 2017 @ 5:54 pm

    Have you looked at that work triangle you’re creating with moving the refrig? Looks like you will be walking around that island all day! That would make me crazy, so I sincerely hope I’m wrong 🙂


  5. Kathleen
    October 30, 2017 @ 6:08 pm

    To each his own on layout but I would have kept the fridge where it was, moved stove to where where is with no window and put sink under window. Alternately move sink to where refer was, move stove to where sink was and refer now where window is. I love the “L” with my my island as a base for operations.

    And I love space between. appliances. The refer could go where you want it, as it is accessable to others without coming into your work area. And you have to please YOU.


  6. judy
    October 30, 2017 @ 7:03 pm

    The Portal to Narnia-enchanting-portals to existential voids, beware. I think I have my own personal void because I keep falling into the same hole I’ve been digging for the last 5 decades and it’s becoming damned annoying. AnyHoo as usual you have cheered me up and for some small moments helped me to forget that my country is facing its own peculiar void-that is,anybody with any intelligence or common sense at the helm of our great ship of state? But as the song proclaims “the sun’ll come out tomorrow- so here’s hoping! Love you,love your blog.


  7. Kat
    October 30, 2017 @ 7:57 pm


    Have you seen these? They were on a fridge door at a place I just stayed at, in Germany.


  8. Linda Hill
    October 30, 2017 @ 8:06 pm

    Totally mystified about where the frig is going! I have done hundreds of kitchen layouts on paper and even took course from a cabinet manufacturer so can draw a blueprint etc blah blah blah————-but I just don’t get what you are doing? But still love your blog!


  9. Debbie Young
    October 30, 2017 @ 8:46 pm

    OMGoodnessOMGoodness…. an armoire refrigerator… who knew! Absolutely gorgeous! And the mirrored doors are just as awesome… now my kitchen is NOT complete anymore. Booooo-hooooo. I love your blog and your hubby is a treasure of all times.#elvislives <3


  10. Penny Mason
    October 30, 2017 @ 9:55 pm

    OH!!! I am soooo glad you are back in the kitchen, I love the idea of placing the frig on a porch add on, and of course, you need a hinged part to access the outside basement stairs, Yes!! Keep it coming lady, we cannot really live without your fancy posts!!!


  11. ct
    October 30, 2017 @ 10:05 pm

    Beautiful refrigerators, but only a woman as trim and fit as you would say, “I am someone who likes a glass-front fridge! “


  12. Cyn
    October 30, 2017 @ 10:53 pm

    My kitchen and family room are an extension of each other. This made me want to make my look as little like a kitchen as possible while being a fully functional kitchen. I’ve pulled it off to a certain degree, but have lost interest. But I am enjoying watching your process. You go girl. You are my kitchen design hero.


  13. fixitchick
    October 31, 2017 @ 10:02 am

    So I saw this list of husbands/boyfriends who set the bar too high [for other, sot as thoughtful, men] on George Takei yesterday, and wondered why Paul wasnt in the #1 spot.

    I am sure he can make an armoire fridge for you somehow. Even if he has to move the kitchen window over the bilco doors and put the fridge where the window is now, and build a bump out for an ultra shallow armoire so it only protrudes into your walking area by 12″ or less [like this one:–antique-armoire-cornices.jpg%5D even if there is no way to affix those doors to the fridge and you have to use a second set of doors to get to the fridge, because it is SO WORTH IT.


  14. Nancy M Uhran
    October 31, 2017 @ 10:45 am

    I love you. In a totally non creepy way, of course. You are my alter ego. When you pontificate, my soul says, “Yes. That is true.” All furniture must reach the ceiling, refrigerators should be hidden, my life will not be complete with that new piece of furniture. Please keep up the good work. I love reading about someone almost as crazy as I am.


  15. Laurilyn Fortner
    October 31, 2017 @ 1:09 pm

    I love your writing, ideas, and am crushing on Paul. Keep up the good work.


  16. Gail
    October 31, 2017 @ 7:28 pm

    That last fridge looks alot like the entrance to Narnia LOL


  17. Gail
    October 31, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

    That last fridge looked like the entrance to Narnia.


  18. Jules
    October 31, 2017 @ 7:41 pm

    Hey Victoria, I’ve been quietly reading your blog for years. Let me just say you are fabulous!!! I’ve loved following you on your adventure of buying your home and remodeling it and the love of all creatures furry (miss seeing Elvis as well :() I myself am a mother of four boys. We dream about starting our own adventure too. Would you mind sharing our funding page? I’m not very internet savvy, don’t do social media, Facebook ect. Would appreciate it!


  19. Melanie
    October 31, 2017 @ 11:40 pm

    Yes, great spot to put the refrigerator! I don’t think it will intrude on the dining room window. And the wonderful glass doors and the armoir. I now have something to desire. Now you can redesign the range wall for symmetry and fanciness.


  20. Nancy
    November 1, 2017 @ 12:32 am

    You are the best!.. So enjoy you’re posts.. always so well written!


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