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  1. Fl!p Breskin
    May 27, 2015 @ 6:41 pm

    Either no pulls (push to pop out or grab recess at bottom of drawer) or those dangly ones with the ebony. This is beyond fabulous!!! We’re in the process of adding full extension slides to an 1860s (or earlier) Eastlake dresser for our kitchen remodel. But I can’t touch this!!! Love/Fl!p

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  2. judy
    May 27, 2015 @ 7:49 pm

    I was fortunate enough to find this on eBay and I know it will be invaluable once Kingdom Kitchen is completely installed and ready for soirees,champagne tastings- with Caviar of course -and you in diamond dangle ear bobs, and Silk Pajamas suitable for serious Dancing! Paul in Armani Tux, Miss Elvis of course always impeccably attired for any occasion. Wish we all could be there………….if you need any of our addresses you need only ask –

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  3. elaine
    May 27, 2015 @ 8:34 pm

    GENIUS! I am loving the food processor drawer!

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  4. Julian
    May 27, 2015 @ 9:06 pm

    I came across one of these two weeks ago and I felt somewhat ill that you were butchering it. Paul’s work is beautiful, but so is the original object. Internal conflict! Blast!

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  5. Kathleen
    May 27, 2015 @ 9:23 pm

    Just stunning, and I am full of envy. Since I coordinate construction in my job, my changes would be what I would do if it were for me not what you need to change. I would not have the bottom drawers under the lip edge but if you need them, you need them. Then for that drawer over the food processor, you could make a center cut out in the drawer and frame the center to let the drawer come out fully but with the center “cut out” missing the pin of the food processor. I did that on an antique bathroom cabinet to get the drawer to fit around the plumbing pipes. You really can’t tell from the front now, they just look like two smaller width drawers than one drawer. It’s still one drawer, however.

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  6. Sue
    May 27, 2015 @ 9:29 pm

    Paying attention for more than 15 seconds is always a dealbreaker for me, too.

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  7. Mike
    May 27, 2015 @ 9:32 pm

    Very cool to watch the “process”. How is the drawer face going to work on the top tier..?

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  8. Toni
    May 28, 2015 @ 12:13 am

    Genius at work…that hubby of yours! I just can’t wait to see how you have a drawer front on that top recessed drawer on the right???? I’m sure it will be perfect….just can’t picture it. Amazing creation!

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  9. Nancy from RI
    May 28, 2015 @ 8:05 am

    I appreciate Paul’s idea of adjusting the drawer for the food processor but if it were me I’d buy a new food processor where the stem comes off instead.

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  10. Yvonne Angus
    May 28, 2015 @ 11:23 am

    I’m anxiously awaiting to see how the drawer fronts work on all of the different size drawers, especially the recessed drawer for the food processer attachments. Reconsidering my thoughts on pulls. I DO love those drop pulls!

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  11. Liz H.
    May 28, 2015 @ 7:49 pm

    Dear Peeps-Her Graciousness of Ultimate Craigslist Finds and Most Beautimous ✨GFT✨ is going to do a drawer within a drawer, like the photo she had in this post. One drawer front for two drawers, less visual fussiness. Alas the ✨GFT✨ blinds a lot of us to the mundane.
    http://victoriabarnes.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/two-drawers-with-only-one-face.jpg

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  12. Amanda
    May 29, 2015 @ 3:50 pm

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  13. Alex - The Interior DIYer
    May 31, 2015 @ 3:46 pm

    I am in such awe at your genius of transforming a piano into a kitchen island. This needs to happen so badly to my life.

    In relation to the drawer handles / pulls, may I suggest trying to get more of the same handles / pulls used elsewhere on your kitchen cupboards? That might unite and marry your grande piano island fabulousness with the rest of your kitchen, while still being very stand alone and, well, god damn fabulous.

    Just a thought. I’ve done it with a couple of projects and it really tied the room together. xx

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  14. Meghan
    June 1, 2015 @ 1:23 am

    Because I have nothing better to do with my time (who NEEDS to fold laundry anyway?) I’ve done some browsing for TFK (tiny fancy knobs.) While obviously looks are the most important, I think you should really keep comfort in mind when choosing the pulls because those drawers are going to be heavy when loaded with pots and appliances; you don’t want something that’s going to be a pain to open.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Three-Beautiful-Old-Vintage-Drawer-Pulls-Cabinet-Door-Pulls-Keeler-Brass-K3886/400926262855?_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982&_trkparms=aid%3D777000%26algo%3DABA.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D30426%26meid%3D9b407c49c7c84659b01fa704c45f1cf1%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D311369908870

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/231297867/set-of-3-antique-drawer-pulls-vintage?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=victorian%20drawer%20pulls&ref=sr_gallery_42

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/229560233/set-of-six-polished-filigree-victorian?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=victorian%20drawer%20pulls&ref=sr_gallery_40

    Or these! Because nothing says Kingdom Island more than regal lions. (Obviously they’d all have to be stripped though.)
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/222286264/set-of-6-matching-cast-brass-lion-head?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=victorian%20drawer%20pulls&ref=sr_gallery_32

    Personally I think you should stick with something Victorian, but it looks like Pilar juxtaposed more modern drawer pulls with her cabinetry. Good luck in your search. We’re all waiting with baited breath to see the final creation. I’m sure it’ll be gorgeous.

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  15. Chenell
    June 11, 2015 @ 6:31 pm

    I really love everything about this…except…

    I don’t love the Cuisinart pole just sticking up there. I know you want to maximize storage, but it looks ugly, and after all that work for the sake of beauty…

    Why not just one deep drawer without the little baby drawer above?

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  16. Chenell
    June 11, 2015 @ 6:36 pm

    …or make the drawer face of the bottom drawer go all the way up to the top so it looks like one deep drawer from the outside and then you have the stealth recessed drawer hidden from view…along with the offending pole…

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  17. Carolyn E.
    June 21, 2015 @ 11:54 pm

    Aaaaaah, I could have a piano kitchen island just like yours!!! http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/zip/5080271179.html

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  18. Cheryl Kozlowski
    June 28, 2015 @ 6:47 pm

    Where have you gone? I love your blog!

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  19. Paula
    July 6, 2015 @ 1:34 pm

    Is there anyone in the Atlanta area who would like to try to imitate Victoria’s fantastic piano island?
    If so, there is a person in Douglassville who is selling a similar piano on CraigsList for $100.00
    No, it is NOT me!

    http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/atq/5078230892.html

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  20. Paula
    July 6, 2015 @ 1:36 pm

    *Douglasville— sorry for the incorrect spelling ;-(

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