1. Kiki
    May 12, 2015 @ 12:56 pm

    pure, absolute, incredible GENIUS all round…. What IS Paul’s first profession ? He seems to be able to do it all (as many previously stated!). I know that his VERY first thing is to please His Creative Queen, and rightly so but are we allowed to know what he does for a living or what he learned as a ‘trade’? You two are such a total HIT! Love you both über-much.
    Have never seen a post with sooooooo many exclamation mark comments 🙂 🙂


  2. Jayne Z
    May 12, 2015 @ 12:57 pm

    So glad you included Elvis!


  3. sharon
    May 12, 2015 @ 12:59 pm

    I must say…..EVERY comment makes the A-list this time….damn!!!! This is truly the best….thanx! miss barnes


  4. Garden, Home and Party
    May 12, 2015 @ 12:59 pm

    In my next life I’m marrying a carpenter! This is going to be fabulous. How’s the rest of the kitchen progressing?



  5. jamie
    May 12, 2015 @ 1:57 pm

    so, does paul have, um, all the tools in the world? how else can you construct 8 plywood drawer boxes unless you’ve got a high-end table saw (expensive!) and about 32 pipe clamps (expensive!), and a whole lot of space for utilizing said expensive tools? i am really more envious of the obviously smooth and efficient work environment you’ve obviously got in order to be able to turn out EIGHT perfect drawer boxes in just one weekend than i am of anything else. gluing with no space and not enough clamps creates a many-days-long bottleneck in nearly every project for me. i am so very envious of you folks with your properly equipped wood shops of appropriate size; now i just feel like pouting!


  6. Leah
    May 12, 2015 @ 2:03 pm

    I’m so impressed! My fave part of the video has to be Elvis at the end, and her silent “meow of approval.” SOOO cute.


    • Cherie
      May 13, 2015 @ 10:05 am

      I agree! I was going to make the same comment – the cat and the silent meow at the end was perfect!


  7. Amber
    May 12, 2015 @ 3:21 pm

    the drawers underneath! genius!! p.s. my dad is just like paul, in taking your idea and pretending it was his lol must be a man thing


  8. Cyndia
    May 12, 2015 @ 3:50 pm

    There is nothing sexier than a man who knows how to use power tools to make our ideas come true. I’m lucky to have one of those too. Cannot wait to see the finished product.


  9. cathy
    May 12, 2015 @ 4:03 pm

    Victoria, I suppose the fact that I am the mother of a piano and violin teacher should cause me to cry over the evisceration of that baby grand. But, kudos to you! Your creativity and love of the fabulous and unusual leaves me awed and quite a bit jealous. Keep up the incredible “musing” and “rock on.” Consider me dazzled.


  10. Edith
    May 12, 2015 @ 5:31 pm

    Wow. You guys are an amazing team. This island will be fabulous regardless of the material you use to clad the drawer fronts.


  11. Chad in the Crooked House
    May 12, 2015 @ 6:27 pm

    Paul and my dad (and thus I) have the same radial arm saw!


  12. Linda
    May 12, 2015 @ 7:18 pm

    WOW! Just WOW


  13. maggie b
    May 12, 2015 @ 9:20 pm

    Wow! Beautiful and useful. I bow to your superiorness extraordinaire


  14. Melissa Love
    May 12, 2015 @ 10:21 pm

    ‘Bowling alley storage’ made me snortle my coffee, just so you know..


  15. Kathleen
    May 13, 2015 @ 4:21 am

    I would never cut or permanently remove the top, myself. You could always overlay the marble over the top. I have a large island and there was no need to glue the granite down asn the top was so heavy anyway.
    Then, there are a thousand materials to do the drawer fronts. Victorian tin ceiling squares, copper (One I would love), and so one. And don’t forget the self closing drawer gliders!
    Just my taste


    May 13, 2015 @ 5:21 am

    I just LOVE your ‘can do’ attitude to your projects and life in general. It puts a smile on my face!! I have only recently found your blog but loving it… it must be soooo nice to have a husband who is able to complete your vision!! Cannot wait to see the end result… 🙂


  17. tammigirl
    May 13, 2015 @ 8:12 am

    I am fairly certain that some of your dear readers haven’t paid appropriate attention to the details. When you buy a century home and fix it up you must acquire the appropriate tools. It’s kind of like needing a toilet.

    I am so excited about getting to see all of the transformations you are doing. Each one magical.

    Also, I am feeling pretty lazy for completing zero projects of great importance in the past year.


  18. Mary
    May 13, 2015 @ 9:05 am

    One of my favorite Elvis songs – how can anyone not get up and dance to that song? Also, did you add sound effects? Small detail that amps up this video 1000%. Great work – I too would love to know your day jobs…lucky employers! Until you both quit and rule the entertainment world – I see a TV deal in your future.


  19. Antonella
    May 13, 2015 @ 9:09 am

    This is soo faboulous! This genius idea of repurposing the piano is becoming even more genius! Only thing I don’t really understand is the lowest drawers: don’t they “detract” from the “scrolly” piano border? I guess I have to wait until they are finished to see the complete island…
    Keep up the magic!


  20. Fiamma
    May 13, 2015 @ 9:52 am

    This is a terrific idea and I can’t wait to see it in the kitchen. Paul is a keeper and so is that crazy design mind of yours.


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