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  1. Sue
    April 22, 2015 @ 6:27 pm

    That is just the sweetest that Paul said that and will do this for you. Billy Joel would be proud.

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  2. Sonni
    April 22, 2015 @ 10:23 pm

    GIRL! Your descriptions and thoughts……HILLARIOUS ! I shared with my hubs and he just shook his head as he knows too well what poor Paul has been going through.
    I have a beautiful pair of these piano legs but now have a new passion to find the whole Piano! Hubby says it won’t fit in our kitchen. So, we’ll build a bigger kitchen! Silly man……

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  3. E E Faris
    April 23, 2015 @ 4:52 pm

    Ah. Square pianos. Back when Ike was president I was a little first grader who desired, more than anything, to take piano lessons. My mother searched and searched for a piano and found a square grand, legs off (but still intact) stored in a chicken coop in Boise, Idaho. I think she paid $100 for it. My dad, who may have been Paul’s spiritual engineer predecessor, got some pals and moved that piano home. My parents refinished the thing and we had it for decades.
    My mother died, my sister and I had to settle the estate, and we couldn’t keep the piano. We tried to give it away, donate it, anything. No takers. Last I heard it was still in storage.
    I guess the lesson is not to count on square grands as a growth investment . . . and plan on never getting rid of one once you have it!

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  4. Traci
    April 23, 2015 @ 5:17 pm

    I can’t fathom why you would want another! The one you actually have is stunning!! I will be excited to see how your design unfolds – I think its going to be amazing.

    That ‘little’ piano is a definite keeper!! Its got class.

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  5. Sherry in Alaska
    April 24, 2015 @ 6:24 am

    I too think you are hilarious and pretty wonderful. But I seriously doubt this was what Paul actually said………..”We will get another piano… and we will not STOP getting pianos until you say so… I will keep all of the skids and the dollies and the blankets and everything else in the van at all times so that as soon as you find another piano, I will run right out and start up the car.” I think he’s pretty terrific but not not crazy like you. Maybe that’s what you thought you heard him say?

    Piano into island is genius but not totally simple. Will be great to see how it works out.

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  6. Sarah
    April 24, 2015 @ 11:16 am

    My vote (and what I would do for sure!) is to remove the wooden top entirely and set it aside and put the glass over the fanciness that is the INSIDE of the piano. I would possibly even track down some miniature animals that are dressed as musical conductors to put under the glass too. Gotta love something with extra visual interest. 🙂 Bonus option: if you find a larger, non scalloped piano, call me and I’ll come get those awful scallops out of your house. 🙂

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  7. Lynda Touart
    April 24, 2015 @ 12:09 pm

    I love your term ” decision-coma”. I use Douglas Coupland’s “option paralysis” for this frequent problem.

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  8. Sharon
    April 26, 2015 @ 10:09 am

    What a great idea to use a piano for a kitchen island. Very creative! Love your posts! Paul is a keeper!

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  9. judy
    April 27, 2015 @ 12:22 am

    I have had some back marble tiles waiting to be installed under a vanity for two years now with the formerly new vanity waiting to be hooked up…..Never going to happen but The thought of my sad marble and your wonderful piano came together in a suggestion for the top. Probably too cute by half but you might combine white marble and black to have the look of a keyboard. As I type this(knowing it’s lame) I can hear both you and Paul retching in your fine white Chablis, while contemplating your genius ideas for a tasteful, elegant kitchen. Will you still have a 1st floor powder room once you 86 the one in the addition? And are the ceiling angles of your addition as odd as they seem in some of the shots and if so is there a logical reason for such a configuration?

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  10. GG
    April 27, 2015 @ 5:29 pm

    I feel like maybe you should check out this place in Salt Lake City called Euro Treasures Antiques (Source: http://www.vintagerevivals.com/2011/08/welcome-to-furniture-heaven-my-name-is.html and https://youtu.be/frF9yvwpOSc) Possible Road Trip?

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  11. Ann Downie
    May 13, 2015 @ 1:50 am

    OMG – you are the most amazing repurposing person of furniture I have ever read about. I would love you to come to my humble abode and suggest what I should do in my galley kitchen. Keep on repurposing and refurbishing that fabulous home, thoroughly enjoying your posts

    love ya

    Ann

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  12. Steven Knocks
    December 12, 2016 @ 1:19 pm

    Great ideas here! Years ago I would see pianos at estate auctions in the country all the time for hardly any money because no one wanted to have to move them.

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  13. Megan Lee
    March 15, 2017 @ 10:28 pm

    I have just discovered your blogity and we are so much alike its scary! I had to talk my hubs into a fancy upright piano years ago to turn into a bar. Unfortunately do to so many house problems (sewer line colapse, flooding, water lines bursting) it has been sitting in our garage half dismantled. But this, this shall be the year I finish this lovely project!

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  14. Miriam.com
    April 6, 2018 @ 11:23 pm

    Oh my god. My mom has one of these and I am going to steal your idea

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