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  1. home before dark
    June 19, 2014 @ 3:17 pm

    I think the prior blessed on marble might fit in with the Duchess of Devonshire’s idea of upcycle: she had cheese boards made out of old oak toilet seats.

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  2. Jessica
    June 20, 2014 @ 10:42 am

    saw this today on CL and instantly thought of you! CT is not much farther than NY 😉

    http://hartford.craigslist.org/fud/4504335651.html

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  3. Alex
    June 20, 2014 @ 10:35 pm

    You know what our pocket of Craigslist has? IKEA furniture. For like $5 less than I can pick it up at the store. Mind you this is a poor argument coming from me who paid way more than she should have for her mini kitchenette cabinet off of CG from IKEA. Love those windows!

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  4. Lucy York BR1
    June 25, 2014 @ 4:03 am

    I think that the idea of a marble kitchen counters is great. However I am not sure that you have to use pieces that were in a public restroom. This just don’t sound right for me. May be if you were planning to use them in your restroom it could make sense but for the kitchen. I don’t know… After all the choice is yours but please don’t listen to Paul and make it interesting 🙂

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  5. Geneva T
    July 1, 2014 @ 12:02 am

    I live in LA and our Habitat for Humanity ReStore has great marble slabs (and tile) that have never been used/installed. We have three H4H Restores – one specializes in windows/doors, another in used furniture/appliances and another with tile, light fixtures, sinks, vanities, and granite and marble slabs. Maybe you can find a H4H ReStore near you!

    p.s. you are a funny chick. you need your own treasure hunting/decorating show on OWN.

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  6. Lisa
    August 5, 2014 @ 10:26 pm

    Funny that I am just now reading this. I toured a friend’s home that she is just about finished having built and she used granite from an office building’s walls on all of her bathroom floors. She absolutely scored in that her contractor knew the contractor that was working on the building and they gave them the marble for FREE. How crazy is that?

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  7. Marcial
    October 11, 2014 @ 12:38 pm

    I figured by now that you’ve gotten the idea of using marble rescued from public restrooms out of your system. I used to frequent Hippo Hardware in Portland in their reasonable era. One of their staff told me about someone who used restroom marble as a FP surround and had that room smelling like a urinal as soon as the fired up the FP. BTW your Big Kitchen Manifesto s/b required reading.

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  8. adam
    October 13, 2014 @ 2:29 pm

    Hi, I’m looking for a piece of salvaged marble exactly the type and size in your picture, can you please point me toward that salvage yard?

    Thanks so much!
    adam

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  9. Rita Olivia Lee
    August 27, 2015 @ 12:58 am

    Everything is supposed to be interesting. I swear life without intrigue is just empty. I have found myself feeling like I am –what did you say digging a pit in the desert? I make craft projects for myself. Sometimes they are way pricier and more difficult that I thought they would be. And I think what the hell am I doing this for???? WHY? Because sometimes the results are so awesome I –you everyone gets that high when you feel like a genius and everything in the universe conspired to help you make something so beautiful it makes life worth living.

    Last year I went looking around an old empty mansion in my neighbrhood. The door was open. It was naughty but thrilling. There were little black fish in the pool. Marbley banisters outside. The house felt like a Gatsbyesque scene.

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  10. Olivia Lee
    August 27, 2015 @ 12:58 am

    Everything is supposed to be interesting. I swear life without intrigue is just empty. I have found myself feeling like I am –what did you say digging a pit in the desert? I make craft projects for myself. Sometimes they are way pricier and more difficult that I thought they would be. And I think what the hell am I doing this for???? WHY? Because sometimes the results are so awesome I –you everyone gets that high when you feel like a genius and everything in the universe conspired to help you make something so beautiful it makes life worth living.

    Last year I went looking around an old empty mansion in my neighbrhood. The door was open. It was naughty but thrilling. There were little black fish in the pool. Marbley banisters outside. The house felt like a Gatsbyesque scene.

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  11. Kiki
    March 29, 2016 @ 11:13 am

    I’m so glad you linked your ‘chalkboard-fancy’ back to this – I read it for the 1st time and it made me smile and laugh! Thank you – you’re the queen of my day 🙂

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