1. Lynette
    May 27, 2015 @ 11:33 am



  2. Darling Lily
    May 27, 2015 @ 11:47 am

    I hate to be vulgar, but watching a man do all this buildy stuff and make the impossible happen gets me all stirred up. Paul is the sexiest man on Earth! And you are a freaking CREATIVE GENIUS! A goddess!


  3. Melinda
    May 27, 2015 @ 12:04 pm

    This is amazing. That man loves you lots to tackle this challenge!


  4. Bambi
    May 27, 2015 @ 12:13 pm

    Just…..WOW! The superlatives that I’m looking for elude me so that has to do.


  5. Donna Gibson
    May 27, 2015 @ 12:21 pm

    You know you don’t need drawer pulls at all. They make this mechanism that you can just push on the drawer & it opens all by itself. If you’re set on having drawer pools, I recommend French provincial furniture drawer pulls. You can get them on eBay for like five bucks each. And it would appeal to your giant fancy things fetish.


  6. Lora
    May 27, 2015 @ 12:32 pm

    This is amazing! Between your vision and Paul’s skills the two of you make a fantastic team.


  7. Su Obermeier
    May 27, 2015 @ 12:36 pm

    Love the project but if you’re having difficulty finding appropriate hardware, don’t forget to check out the online catalogue for Lee Valley Tools. They carry tons of hardware styles relating to all furniture periods and finishes. Here in Canada, their stores are a wonderland filled with specialized tools, hardware, kitchen devices and gardening supplies. One of my happy-places.


  8. Patricia
    May 27, 2015 @ 12:42 pm

    Please, for the sake of all Womenkind, steal some hairs off Paul’s brush or gather up his discarded nail clippings and rush them off to a cloning company!!


    • Sharon
      May 27, 2015 @ 12:55 pm

      @Patricia–This is the best response I’ve read regarding Paul’s skills.


  9. Sharon
    May 27, 2015 @ 1:03 pm


    You are truly The Envy Of All. This is pure genius. The AKDCCE should install you as an Institution requiring all to say your name with reverance and in hushed tones always. This piano island is truly one GFT. I think the organ pulls are cool. Impatiently waiting to do cartwheels for the unveiling of the completed island.


  10. Marilyn
    May 27, 2015 @ 1:03 pm

    I love your posts. That is just an amazing piano/kitchen island. P.s. The ad at the bottom of the post is most annoying. Can it be on the side instead?


    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      May 29, 2015 @ 10:09 am

      If you’re talking about the long skinny bar across the bottom? (Which IS annoying!) You can close it… on the far right side there is a down-arrow. That will get rid of it.

      I wish I could have no ads! But they help pay for my hosting fees and other plugins-widgets-tech-stuff that I pay for.


  11. Maire Rooney
    May 27, 2015 @ 1:13 pm

    Isn’t is obvious? The drawer pulls must be made from antique ivory piano keys. I’m sure you must have some – what are you going to do with the ones from your piano?


    • Yvonne Angus
      May 28, 2015 @ 11:13 am

      I thought about that, too, but wondered what condition they were in. Plus, they would probably have to be mounted on some sort of base that is predrilled, and with screws/bolts mounted through the base before attaching the keys, to preserve the integrity of the keys. All of which would be a piece of cake for Paul!


    • GeoSand
      June 10, 2015 @ 2:08 am

      Exactly what I thought. It would be so perfect!


  12. Kelly
    May 27, 2015 @ 1:17 pm

    My husband doesn’t seem to like your posts. Maybe it’s because I go on about all that Paul can do – whether moving Giant Fancy Things with finesse, building drawers, designing complicated medicine cabinets, dancing……. I thought it would inspire him, but it doesn’t seem to work that way ; )

    Anyway, your collaborative clevah-ness is astounding!


  13. maureen
    May 27, 2015 @ 1:37 pm

    Oh, I just had an AWESOME idea for the knobs….Take the piano KEYS, glue them to some boring flat handles!!!


  14. Laurinda
    May 27, 2015 @ 2:33 pm

    You & Paul are such a great team-once he sees things your way! Nice solution to an annoying problem with that processer, too


  15. tammigirl
    May 27, 2015 @ 2:51 pm

    There is so much awesome in this I feel like I should have to write a report to hit every point. But since my brain is sluggish today let’s just pretend I said something so witty that we laughed and laughed and laughed!

    Super fantastic gold star for everything!

    I fancy the bin pulls, although I could see how someone could go for the ones which look like dangly earrings.


  16. Liz H.
    May 27, 2015 @ 4:04 pm

    1. Drop pulls, which I don’t usually like-but these are awesome & look like something you might find on your piano!


    2. Find some vintage carved furniture pulls that you could stain to match the piano or better yet-have them gold leafed for more GFThingness!

    Pulls similar to these:

    3. Recess the drawer bottoms as Fred pointed out. But if Paul does his usual fabulousness in wood working, other people in the kitchen looking for the drawers may be unable to find them!

    As an FYI: when we renovated our kitchen last year I bought probably 6 different pulls online & tried them out on our drawer fronts to make a final choice. Then I returned the ones I didn’t like. We used Home Depot so if you buy vintage/non-returnable you’ll just have to buy another GFT to go with them. Tell Paul you can’t waste their awesomeness!!! It’s looking ✨GFT ✨ & Fabulous!!!!


    • Stephanie Hobson
      May 27, 2015 @ 10:56 pm

      Liz, those drop pulls are gorgeous! If we’re voting I vote for them.


  17. Kay
    May 27, 2015 @ 4:07 pm

    What no one seems to notice is that it is you who draws all the wonderfulness out of Paul. The two of you make an extraordinary team. I’m sure he would still be great with someone else, but not the same at all. You would have to be cloned too, and that would defeat the purpose!

    Earlier I meant bin pulls instead of cup pulls. Don’t know why I never call them by their right name.


  18. KnittingKittens
    May 27, 2015 @ 5:22 pm

    Brilliant- love the concealed food processor. You and Paul are clever!
    What is the music to the video? It’s a Big Band era tune but I cannot recall its name.
    Thanks for another great post!


    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      May 27, 2015 @ 6:29 pm

      “Lady be good.” *wink, wink*
      I think this is the Count Basie version, but I would have to check to be sure.


      • KnittingKittens
        May 27, 2015 @ 7:52 pm

        I’ll look it up – thanks for all you do- you and Paul are an inspiration!


  19. ACWMH
    May 27, 2015 @ 5:40 pm

    You want drop pulls, obviously. How is this even still a question when sparkly shiny fanciness is available to MATCH your giant fancy island?


  20. Rose
    May 27, 2015 @ 5:52 pm

    If you want period correct hardware and can’t find it check out Lee Valley Tools. They have a catalog available online and have every piece of hardware ever produced on the planet I am sure.


    I breathlessly await the finished product so hurry up and commit to letting Paul cut into that piano top.


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