1. Brittany
    May 22, 2018 @ 8:52 pm

    I’m with Paul and doing what you want in your house so that you all love it. I will say that my taste is not exactly yours, but I absolutely love your point-of-view and that you are doing your kitchen your way. I think it will be gorgeous for that reason! And someone else would definitely buy your house should you decide to move to Hawaii. No question on that point of resale. And I love that you ended your post “with a flourish”! Ha!


  2. Lisa D.
    May 22, 2018 @ 9:54 pm

    I have to say – that is one fabulous mirror, and I’m looking forward to seeing how your storage solution for the kitchen.


  3. Robert
    May 22, 2018 @ 10:22 pm

    Victoria, I know I’m just a random faceless individual writing to you via the internet, but I want you to know that the things you say here make me think. I am not saying that you are changing my mind about my consumption of animal products, but you definitely are helping me to see that there are other ways of looking at it and they shouldn’t be dismissed without serious consideration. For that I sincerely thank you.
    With regard to your kitchen, I hope it will be everything you dream of and more! It’s not the kitchen that I would make for myself, but it doesn’t need to be. Thank you for inviting the rest of us along for the Giant Fancy Adventure. Your creativity and your love for beautiful antiques is inspiring. I actually drew inspiration from my own DIY coffee-table-turned-kitchen-island project from your chronicles of the piano island. In summation, thanks for being you.


  4. Chelle Ellis
    May 22, 2018 @ 11:32 pm

    Hahahaha! You’re awesome!


  5. Mindy
    May 23, 2018 @ 1:01 am

    I hate your kitchen, but who gives a shit? Its your kitchen! You are an enigma, keep doing you. Also I dont really hate it, that was just for shock value. Im just not that in to wood that looks like ribbons, but the lady mirror does do it for me, in a platonic way of course.


  6. Ali
    May 23, 2018 @ 9:55 am

    I love it. I think the piano island is genius. I do hate cooktops in islands. Why not put the range next to the sink, with 18″ of counter between? Would make having a pot filler easier.

    Also, I am curious about the details of your floating shelves. I do hope they will be marble with an ogee edge and fancy metal brackets.

    Love seeing this kitchen reno take shape!


  7. Paola44
    May 23, 2018 @ 11:14 am

    That’s going to be lovely, go for it!


  8. Amber S.
    May 23, 2018 @ 11:37 am

    Ooooo! I am so excited for that movie! And sad that you already called dibs on the guy at 0:35. This is something I have been thinking about for a while, I’ve watched a lot of the Netflix documentaries on nutrition and this pretty much seals it for me (without even having seen the movie). Can you recommend any books on getting started? Do I need to read books on getting started or do I just start eating a bunch of fruits and veggies and good grains? Also, I have a 4 year old, so is there anything special I need to do to make sure she gets everything her growing body needs? (like so much beans or tofu or plant protein a day? and yes I did read what you said above but it is still a little confusing). I’ve honestly never been much of a meat eater anyway, so I really won’t even care that much, in fact I’ve been known to pick the meat out of my meal before LOL. Bacon is pretty good though, but I probably only have it like twice a year anyway so who cares? Also, I think the induction cooktop in the island is great, I myself would much rather face the room than the wall while I cook, I am curious to see what your storage solution is, maybe a fancy “Butler’s Pantry”?


  9. christina
    May 23, 2018 @ 11:59 am

    Looks cool to me. I have dreams of when I finally get a beautiful Georgian vacation apartment in Dublin to have a one wall kitchen that looks like a fancy Georgian bookcase.

    my only question is how are you going to hide the electrics for the induction cooktop? It’d be a shame to ruin the beautiful leg sight lines on the piano.


  10. Aha
    May 23, 2018 @ 12:07 pm

    I wouldn’t worry so much about bacon as group 1 carcinogen as much as I’d worry about EMF emitted from your induction or any other fumes from whatever you cook that will go in your lungs which Are also carcinogenic. So don’t let me stop you sounds like you know everything about nothing .


  11. Lindsay
    May 23, 2018 @ 4:05 pm

    Several of us are curious about where the power for the stove top will run through the piano. I would love to hear your creative solution.


  12. Karyn
    May 23, 2018 @ 9:26 pm

    I can’t wait to see the movie! I’ve been a vegan for over 6 years and I’m extremely healthy! I just have to laugh when people ask me the same question (about protein) and if “it’s healthy not eating meat?” The people that ask are usually the ones that are chowing down on a steady diet of McDonald’s and KFC. 🙂


  13. Deb
    May 28, 2018 @ 12:46 am

    The mirror will not be centered on the island and that is the only thing I can’t get behind on this plan.


  14. Jane Walker
    May 29, 2018 @ 11:03 am

    I lived in Hawaii for 9 yrs. you won’t be taking any mirrors there!! Love your kitchen!! You are so right about pharmaceutical co and health care. Plant combos for protein are as old as…… beans and rice anyone?? Carry on!!


  15. Pam
    June 4, 2018 @ 8:19 pm

    This illustrates an idea someone else suggested. Remove the mirror, build a 9″ or so box the same size as the frame, & use the mirror to line the box. Insert brass shelf pegs into holes drilled into the sides of the box, & install glass shelves for display. The mirror will not only reflect the room, but also add panache to items stored on the shelves. I would use it to display antique china, crystal, & silverplate, but it would look amazing with anything! https://www.facebook.com/chicandantique/photos/a.627014444035104.1073741828.626997037370178/1689391174464087/?type=3&theater


  16. Funky Cold
    June 7, 2018 @ 6:14 pm

    My favourite (pretend) responses to “where do you get your protein?” are: “from where your protein gets its protein”, and “from the grocery store”. Not that I would actually say either of those things to anyone in those words, but I amuse myself by thinking about them.

    Anyway, I found you via your hood fan post (hear hear!). And now this fantastic post on your fabulous mirror AND veganing!?

    You are my spirit animal. That is all.


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