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  1. Teresa
    August 26, 2020 @ 11:56 am

    It’s going to be beautiful! I can’t wait to see it finished.

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  2. B
    August 26, 2020 @ 12:03 pm

    Oh, WOW!!!! It is going to be so beautiful!!! Finishing this job will be sweet, sweet, sweet for you guys because you know exactly what went into it!

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  3. Patricia
    August 26, 2020 @ 12:04 pm

    Your posts always make my day!

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  4. Laura Burns
    August 26, 2020 @ 12:08 pm

    I hesitate to ask this – but have you considered the effect of putting a couple coats of blah blah, on the color?

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  5. Barbara Eichin
    August 26, 2020 @ 12:41 pm

    Your uncompromising stance in having things just the way they exist in your mind fortifies me to stay the course. I’m sure previous contractors cringe at the thought of working with me again. There were very few who saw the light. I dream of having someone like Paul though!

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  6. Louis Bloom
    August 26, 2020 @ 1:43 pm

    “We are going with “real” stain on “real” wood… fyi: when shopping for fronts, there is an option for a pre-finished type of coating that is different than traditional stain and can be used to cover pressed wood.. or something?” FYI, stain, as the name implies, doesn’t cover anything. The wood absorbs it and so becomes stained.

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    • Whistler's Mother
      August 27, 2020 @ 11:54 am

      OMG, Nightcrawler stopped by to mansplain ‘stain’.

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  7. eliz weisen
    August 26, 2020 @ 1:43 pm

    I applaud your vision and style, but waiting THIS LONG to have a finished kitchen would make me insane. 🙂

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  8. Donna Nelson
    August 26, 2020 @ 1:59 pm

    Wow, I love your eyedropper stain color!

    And 💕at the greeter. I always said that the sole use of a golden retriever as a house guardian is that forensics could get a DNA match of the slobber all over the accused’s hands.

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  9. Donna Gibson
    August 26, 2020 @ 2:44 pm

    I’m starting to be suspicious that this kitchen has been finished for a while but you’re drawing it out for blog purposes. I could never live in a construction zone for YEARS! More cats and kittens, please! I came here for Elvis and got hooked on the GFT searches. I need more cats and I’m allergic so I can’t have any of my own.

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    • NevadaNy
      August 26, 2020 @ 2:52 pm

      There are no-hair cats that people who are alleergic to cat hair can have.
      I forget the name…….

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      • Janet R
        August 26, 2020 @ 3:18 pm

        Siberian, I think. They have hair vs. fur .

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        • Ellen Murnane
          August 27, 2020 @ 4:33 am

          Scottish rag doll

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        • Edie Grant
          August 29, 2020 @ 3:56 pm

          Yes, some Siberian breeders will actually test for the enzyme that causes allergies. They’re not cheap but sometimes you can get a retired breeder for less. I prefer to adopt also but if this is your only option…

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  10. NevadaNy
    August 26, 2020 @ 2:50 pm

    LOVE THAT STAIN COLOR! It looks Purpleish…..

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  11. AnnW
    August 26, 2020 @ 2:55 pm

    Staining Is an Art form. The time the stain is left on the wood is very important, as is how much you apply, and how much pressure you use in wiping it off. You are not crazy, they are!

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  12. bleubook
    August 26, 2020 @ 4:03 pm

    This has been a LOOOONG time coming. Which is precisely why you can have nice things, and I cannot.
    Or rather, not AS nice…I just don’t have it in me to work through the details to the level that you do. But I do love to read all about it and pretend for a moment here or there that I could do what you do if I tried. (Yeah right!!!!) I love savoring every minute decision with you on this journey.

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  13. Crystal Brown
    August 26, 2020 @ 6:27 pm

    Smile of the day. Love when a dog “mouths” you, sign of affection and a happy dog. BLESSINGS TO YOU! YOU HAVE CONQUERED MANSPLAINING IN AT LEAST THE STAINSPLAINING DEPARTMENT.
    I bow.

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  14. Sarah
    August 26, 2020 @ 6:36 pm

    Now how does one find a “stain guy?”

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  15. ANN
    August 26, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

    Wood becomes slightly darker over decades, if that’s a consideration.

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  16. Christine S
    August 26, 2020 @ 9:05 pm

    So satisfying when you finally bring something from your mind’s eye into reality

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  17. Jill
    August 26, 2020 @ 11:02 pm

    Never has more thought gone into one kitchen. I wish I had your patience. I’ve no doubt it will be worth every single minute you’ve put into it.

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  18. Barbara Fiore
    August 27, 2020 @ 6:13 am

    I just love your posts!

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  19. Kyle
    August 27, 2020 @ 7:54 am

    So glad to see you and Paul are inching every closer to having a completed kitchen. The path and process have been fascinating (and a little nerve-racking) to watch. Thrilled you found a stain expert to live up to your dreams! And the big plus is their greeter is wonderful…

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  20. Deb
    August 27, 2020 @ 9:10 am

    Beautiful door fronts choice! Walnut is interesting to color however, you’re smart to be uber picky. It can head toward purple, or the other way, green, really fast. It’s the natural tones in walnut that cause it. You’re eye will catch it, I have no doubts! And hopefully you’re checking all of this against your floor color as well, so they can “live together” nicely. Can’t wait to see it all done!

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