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Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
Worked at Restoring our 1890 Victorian
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DIY drawers and storage for the piano island... We’re repurposing this AMAZING piece of antique furniture into our KITCHEN ISLAND… it’s the first step in our old Victorian house DIY kitchen remodel.
We’re repurposing this AMAZING piece of antique furniture into our KITCHEN ISLAND… it’s the first step in our old Victorian house DIY kitchen remodel.
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My goal is to make the piano a truly functional kitchen island... here are our design options.

#diy   #kitchen   #kitchenremodel   #kitchendesign   #antique   #repurposed   #homedecor   #hometalktuesday  
We’re repurposing this AMAZING piece of antique furniture into our KITCHEN ISLAND… it’s the first step in our old Victorian house DIY kitchen remodel.
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Use the big metal thing and the keys as wall art, maybe? I know you'll find a humane way to use them
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We’re repurposing an antique square piano into our KITCHEN ISLAND… it’s the first step in our old Victorian house DIY kitchen remodel.
#diy   #kitchen   #kitchendesign   #interiordesign   #antique   #homedecor   #hometalktuesday  
We’re repurposing an antique square piano into our KITCHEN ISLAND… it’s the first step in our old Victorian house DIY kitchen remodel.
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Very cool and unique idea, +Victoria Elizabeth Barnes !
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There are three different floors going on in the kitchen/addition. 
Surprisingly, this is not the look I am going for.
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What an engaging blog, +Victoria Elizabeth Barnes ! Good luck as you finish your remodel, and we'll be following along as you do. Let us know if you have painting questions (that's right up our alley!). :)
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I’m decorating our old Victorian house via CRAIGSLIST! This antique Eastlake bookcase is the latest of my AMAZING finds.
I’m decorating our old Victorian house via CRAIGSLIST! This antique Eastlake bookcase is the latest of my amazing finds.... AND A VIDEO OF MOVING IT.
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Wow! That is beautiful.
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Planning our DIY kitchen remodel… I love the idea of using salvaged or repurposed materials in place of traditional kitchen cabinets.
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Planning our DIY kitchen remodel… I love the idea of using salvaged or repurposed materials in place of traditional kitchen cabinets.
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Very creative! 
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Building drawers for the DIY repurposed kitchen island. We’re repurposing this AMAZING piece of antique furniture into our KITCHEN ISLAND… it’s the first step in our old Victorian house DIY kitchen remodel.
#diy   #design   #kitchen   #kitchendesign   #kitchenremodeling   #interiordesign   #repurposed   #homeimprovement   #homedecor   #hometalktuesday  
We’re repurposing an antique square piano into our KITCHEN ISLAND… see how we built drawers inside… it’s the first step in our DIY kitchen remodel.
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Such a cool project!  Love the way you added drawers to the piece.
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We’re repurposing an antique square piano into our KITCHEN ISLAND… we are gutting it to make it a functional kitchen island: the first step in our old Victorian house DIY kitchen remodel.
#diy   #kitchen   #kitchenideas   #kitchendesign   #kitchenremodel   #antique   #repurposed   #hometalktuesday  
We’re repurposing an antique square piano into our KITCHEN ISLAND… it’s the first step in our old Victorian house DIY kitchen remodel.
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Very very cool!
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We’re repurposing this AMAZING antique into our KITCHEN ISLAND… it’s the first step in our old Victorian house DIY kitchen remodel.
http://victoriaelizabethbarnes.com/repurposed-antique-piano-kitchen-island/

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Wow! What a gorgeous piece of furniture. I can't wait to see it as your kitchen island...it will be fabulous!
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Finding things is cyclical. Sometimes you find ALL of the things… And that is what is happening right now.
Or, alternately, I am entering a manic hoarding phase.
Either way, there are things I NEED TO GET.
Many things.
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Planning our DIY kitchen remodel… I love the idea of using salvaged or repurposed materials in place of traditional kitchen cabinets.
#kitchendesign   #diy   #homeimprovement  
I love the idea of having a full wall dedicated to just storage in the form of antique, floor-to-ceiling, glass front, wardrobe-ish, built-in library, butler’s pantry, bookcase-ish cabinetry.
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My latest auction finds… I love giant, fancy, old junk, and auctions are a great source for inexpensive furniture and decor! 
The acquisition troll is on her hamster wheel… churning away, wearing an 80’s style sweatband and leg warmers. She was the one who suggested I go back, alone– the day after the auction previews, to two, separate auctions… and drive back and forth between the two in order to bid on items of questionable value…(...)
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I love your finds!  Go acquisition troll!
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    A blog about our old house.
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Restoring our 1890 Victorian
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My husband and I are restoring a crumbling Victorian home, outside of Philadelphia.  We’re renovating it ourselves, room-by-room… It’s an entirely-DIY undertaking that is both wonderful and overwhelming…

I write about the experience of living in a construction-site, DIY house-renovation, frustration, design, indecision, and how hard it can be on a marriage.

Read our story:  How We Got Here

See my favorite project:  Bath Remodel

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