Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Kitchen Reveal!!

I know I have been teasing everyone with little snippets from our kitchen makeover.  It isn't completely done but probably as far as it will get until after Christmas.  Do you remember the
BEFORE?????


Take a look at this AFTER!!!


Do you see those painted counter tops???  How about those painted and glazed cabinets???  You name it, I just about painted it!!!  Here is more AFTERS!!!!

I designed the curtain valances and think they may need a little trim...later!!  I was really happy with how the faux copper tin back splash turned out!


Love the red of the panels on the patio door.  I think the patio door needs to be painted black.  Next year!!  I like the round rug under the table and the matching runner!


I was excited about how the black cabinets turned out with the distressing and copper handles I painted!


I want something a little taller where the white bowl is sitting.  The way the halogen track style lighting shines on the cabinets just makes them glow!!  I love it!!

 
 The bakers rack has to go eventually.  But first I have to get an under cabinet microwave.  I want to put a desk there.  On the left of the window I would like a small hutch to put some pretties on!  I also want to paint my table and chairs.


I think eventually I will paint the lower part of the walls in the formal dining room in the same brown color to draw the eye into that room and blend them.  This chandelier here in the breakfast room has to go soon, too!!

Close up of some vignettes!!
Breakfast table


Left of sink


Above refrigerator


Left of stove


On the penninsula


Our coffee brewing station!  I painted the tray and put toile wallpaper in it.


So what do you think????  I just love it.  It makes me smile when I walk in there!  It still needs trim above and below the cabinets, the grout needs color fixing on the floor but for now it is wonderful!!!  Just in time for Christmas!

Thank you so much for all the wonderful and supportive comments you bloggers have given me!!  I loved it that people were paying attention to the little teasing snippets of the kitchen that I posted!!!  Have a great evening!

Bonnie at House of Grace is having a Best of 2010 Before and After Party!!

HOUSEOFGRACE


I am linking to Remodelaholic for Remodelaholic's Annonymous!!!






I am linking up to Kim's Boring to Better party!  I think this fits!  Stop by and see lots of other before and afters!




I am also linking to the Power of Paint Party at Domestically Speaking!!






Have a wonderful day!
Bonnie

78 comments:

  1. Wow, you did all that painting and it turned out super duper. I bet this is the best budget transformation ever.

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  2. Bonnie, it is stupendous and fantastic and what a great job you did with a small budget. Repainting the cabinets made a huge difference. Love the black side. Your counter tops are magnificent. You should share a tutorial on that for others that may want to do that. Thanks so much for sharing this at my party!

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  3. You have done an amazing job. It doesn't even look like the same kitchen! There are so many great transformations in one space, it is hard to pick a favorite! I do love the backsplash!
    Wendy

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  4. What a beautiful transformation! I love the painted cabinets and the backsplash. The window treatments add so much color and look wonderful with the rest of the kitchen. You did a great job.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  5. Your kitchen is beautiful! it's such a great transformation~you did a wonderful job.

    LOVE the backsplash!

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  6. Wow! Awesome makeover! I love it! You are so amazingly talented. I don't know how you did those countertops but they look great and are so shiny too! I cannot believe how different and fresh your kitchen looks. I have to confess your cabinets are still my most favorite part. OMG, they are just so wonderful! I know you must be smiling from ear to ear girl! I love your fabulous curtains everywhere too. It's all just so beautiful! Merry Christmas to you right! Great job!

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  7. Wonderful job! I especially love your window treatments and the plaque above the door :)

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  8. I have been waiting for this. First let me pick my jaw up! OK I can talk now.....BONNIE, you did an amazing job. I sure would smile every day too. I just can't get over it, everything is outstanding. It looks like a major upgrade. Love the faux copper backsplash too, that was really neat. Congrats!!~

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  9. Great job! Those cabinets look fantastic, love the two color look, they blend very well, look so high end. The counters look great, I didn't even realize you could paint those things. Everything looks wonderful.

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  10. OMGosh!!!!! Worth the wait, Bonnie it is truly an unbelievable transformation....wish I could get you to come to do my place! You are so talented.

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  11. I think it looks beautiful. I love the way you painted your cabinets. I'm in the process of doing mine too. It's a JOB! lol I love your backsplash too. It all looks amazing. Great job!

    Lee Laurie @ A Southern Rose

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  12. Girl... that looks fabulous! I can't believe you did all that with just paint, especially those counter tops! GREAT, GREAT job! Now enjoy all your hard work!!

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  13. What a transformation! You did a beautiful job, Bonnie! It's gorgeous. So nice and light, bright, clean and fresh looking. What a lovely space you have created. The touch of red in your curtains is perfect. All of your hard work really shows!

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  14. YAY.... I have been anxiously awaiting for final pictures. I love it all. I love your round rug under your table. You did a fantastic job on the cabinets and the countertops. ABSOLUTELY craftastic you are! I love all the ideas you mentioned that you want to do like paint the table and the doors, I have a running list of things as they pop into my head. There is just not enough time in the day (or money). Thank you for stopping by my lonely little blog and leaving a comment, it was so sweet of you. I love visiting all my favorite blogs and getting ideas for my home from my fellow bloggers. Instead of watching TV, I am a Blog follower and have to catch up every other day or so. AGAIN... FANSTATIC reveal!

    ~ Lisa from Indiana ~

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  15. Hi Bonnie, your kitchen redo is absolutely wonderful! I love how your painted your cabs both cream and black ... the counters look beautiful and all of your accents are really pretty! Great job! *Becca*

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  16. L-O-V-E it!! We have cabinets that at one time where the whitewashed/pickeled which are now yellowish...ICK! I have been beggin to paint them but he hasn't been sold yet. I am hoping seeing your before/after pics will sell him on the idea! What color of paint and glaze did you use on your top cabinets?
    I also have a light over our table identical to yours which I saw on a blog the other day where they were able to switch the arms right side up so the lights faced upwards and then they were able to use the cute lil lampshades which I am definitely going to try this weekend while he's out of town:) GREAT job once again...CONGRATS!!

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  17. Cgal, I wanted to contact you but I didn't find a blog or an email address!! The paint color of the cabinets was Dutch Boy #W011 Pale Moon from Walmart but I had the color mixed using Kilz Colors paint. That way I only had to do one coat. The glaze is Valspar Mocha glaze. Great idea on the chandelier! I am going to try that because I already have the little lampshades I bought at a garage sale!!

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  18. Wow, what a beautiful kitchen, love the black cabinets with the white, I swear it looks like ones you would find in a high end store! Great job...now I can't wait to do mine come spring!

    Rondell

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  19. Your cabinets look great. I really like the dark on the bottom and light on the top look.

    -Rene

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  20. Oh Bonnie! It looks absolutely amazing! You did such a fabulous job and I cannot believe how gorgeous those cabinets look! It looks like a totally different space and you should be really proud of yourself! :-)
    Vanessa

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  21. You did an amazing job Bonnie!!! Congrats! It's beautiful!

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  22. It is amazing...love the cabinet color. The black ones below are a very good contrast. Well done. ♥O

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  23. WOW Bonnie!!! WELL DONE! Thats an amazing transformation! But...REWIND...did you say you PAINTED the countertops? If so...How da heck do dat work! Brilliant, ive just never done that! SHARE! :)

    xoxokara

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  24. WOW! It is fabulous! It totally brightened the room! I love the red rug you have ...the runner! I need something like that! I also love that you used different treatments! And painting the cabinets is such a great way to change...without ripping out and replacing! GREAT JOB! I know you are happy! ♥

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  25. I think it turned out great! It's amazing what a change paint can make!

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  26. Spectacular! This is so amazing! I'm sure it was an incredible amount of work but the transformation is worth it! Congratulations,
    abby

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  27. Bonnie,
    Your kitchen is fantastic!! I love how the cabinets, counters, and backsplash turned out. It was perfect to paint the island cabinets black too. Looks like a whole new kitchen. The rooster curtains just top it off perfect! Great job.
    Sherry

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  28. Wow, wow, wow!!! I love the cabinets, backsplash, and walls, but those countertops are the COOLEST! Really, everyone will want a DIY lesson on those :)
    Love ya!
    Gina

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  29. You have done an awesome job! Everything looks just beautiful. I can relate to remodeling a kitchen. It takes time and money. We just installed the backsplash which was the last thing to do on our "to do list" in the kitchen. It has taken us almost a year to complete everything.

    Enjoy your day.
    Gail

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  30. This looks awesome! Isn't it amazing how doing your cabinets makes your kitchen feel so different! I am so thrilled with my kitchen re do...but its a continuing work in progress!

    PS I'm a new follower...thanks for your comments on my blog!

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  31. Bonnie, it is absolutely beautiful! You did an amazing job - I know you are just loving it!

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  32. LOVE IT! I also found it very interesting that you painted some of the lower cabinets black. Too cool. Terry

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  33. Bonnie-Bonnie-Bonnie! I don't even know where to start! Your kitchen makeover is absolutely beautiful! I'll tell you how much men know-I just called MyHero over to look at it. He said...Isn't it funny that people are going back to BLONDE cabinets? Huh? Uhhh...those would be WHITE GLAZED cabinets. Well, whatever...he said..They look nice! NICE? Can I hand you a stick of dynamite to stir up your excitment at bit? They look FABULOUS! And look at that countertop! Fantastic, huh? Yeah..looks nice. Never mind..I tell him...go back to your bowl of ice cream! So..that is why I come here to visit talented people like you...because most guys just don't get it! Bonnie- It is so great I don't even know what to say. And, I think Kim is right....sometime after the Holidays die away you should do a tutorial...or better yet...hire yourself out to paint other's countertops FOR them and make a few bucks. Hugs xxoo Diana

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  34. Bonnie, I promise I am not stalking you but you said that you visit Quincy often, so I looked at your profile. We have much in common. My hubby is an accountant. I love all the same things as you have listed on your about me page. So scary huh? Anyway, thanks for your sweet comments. Your blogland and Quincy friend, Terry

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  35. All I can say is WOW!! I am excited for you. We had the entire interior of our home painted last year, and I've been wanting to do something with those builder-installed cabinets. You have inspired me. I love what you did! Enjoyed your blog ... thanks for sharing!

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  36. I'm doing the happy dance for you! You must be so thrilled and excited. I can't believe how well that countertop turned out! I didn't know that could be done. You should be very proud of the job you've done.

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  37. I am so impressed! You have been a painting machine! I love that you choose to use long panels on the doors! Perfect choice! And the black cabinets are great. Adds so much intrest to the kitchen to have the two colors of cabinets!
    You really should be VERY proud of yourself! You have a beautiful kitchen just in time for the holidays!

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  38. Love the kitchen redo! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm a new follower now!

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  39. Oh my stars and hearts!!!!!!!! This is BEYOND amazing!!!!! You should be so proud of yourself! I know I am so proud of you!!! You have created a dream kitchen! You go girl!!!!

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  40. Hi Bonnie...

    This is my very first time to visit...and I just had to leave you a little note! My friend, your kitchen looks amazing!!! Wow...what a transformation! Painting the cabinets made such a great difference and they turned out sooo beautiful! I love the finish that you did on them...and all the beautiful embellishments as well! I just stand in awe...looking at your countertops! What a creative and talented lady you are!!! I'm with Kim, I think you should do a tutorial on how to paint countertops...I am interested!!! I also loved the new paint color on the walls and those fabulous valances and draperies!!! My friend, I am sooo very happy for you...a brand new kitchen!!! What a great Christmas gift!!!

    Warmest Christmas wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  41. The red runner in the kitchen is very eye catching. And i like your coffee brewing station so much! They all look fantastic. I can feel your excitement in the post with all the '???' and '!!!', *smile*. And i can tell you, you did a great job :)

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  42. Congratulations Bonnie, it looks so warm and inviting. It must be nice to have all the work done in time for the holidays. Now you can sit back and relax.

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  43. What a great makeover. My kitchen cabinets are jealous and screaming "We want to look like hers". I'm becoming a follower!

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  44. I like your blog so much I'm trying to follow you twice!

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  45. Oh, I just love painted cabinets! What a difference that made! Love it!

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  46. It's gorgeous!!!
    I love the backsplash!

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  47. Your kitchen turned out wonderfully! I love your painted cabinets and your countertops! Wow! Your backsplash looks wonderful too! Man, you're good.
    Love all your little vignettes too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  48. Wow! This is amazing! I especially love how you incorporated the black cabinets and the knobs/pulls are perfect. I have a black cabinet and I've been trying to decide what to do about pulls, and now I know!

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  49. Hi Bonnie,
    You did such an amazing job transforming your kitchen. I can't imagine all the time and work that went into doing this but the results are absolutely stunning!!
    Jane

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  50. Bonnie I am amazed!! You accomplished all of that while your husband was on a hunting trip!! Wow!

    Do come and enter my Giveaway from Fifi Flowers valued at $200!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  51. that was fun looking at your makeover! you have (had) the same counter top as mine and the same hanging light fixture. I did the exact same thing to the light fixture, I painted mine flat black. You might try removing those rings from the glass, I did that and it completely changed the look of the light. I am looking forward to painting the kitchen cabinets this coming year, now I might do the counter tops. So glad you posted this!

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  52. Wow Bonnie!! I am so impressed how you completely transformed your kitchen. It is so classy but still welcoming and inviting. I really like how you painted some of the cabinets black. It's just beautiful!

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  53. WOW! Bonnie this is all gorgeous! You have really created a warm and welcoming kitchen. FANTASTIC job!

    Happy Sunday sweet friend.
    Warmly, ~Melissa :)

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  54. WOWZA... great job... I don't have enough words... enjoy all your hard work.. it's really lovely!!

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  55. How did I miss this reveal??!! It is GORGEOUS!! I LOVE it. What a fabulous job you did. The countertops are one of my favorites as are the cabinets. Way to go girl. Sounds like you have more great plans for it. I can't wait to watch the rest of the transformations.

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  56. I love it! You did a great job, You go girl!

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  57. Oh my goodness! Amazing and the counters turned out so well!! Congratulations you must be thrilled!!

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  58. Excellent! Simply Excellent! I love it all!

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  59. I saw your link on Kim's blog and had to say your kitchen looks FANTASTIC!!!!! I love ALL that you did!! Pat yourself on the back because it's all gorgeous!!! Love it! :)
    Kristi

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  60. Hi Bonnie, love your kitchen....you did a great job on everything. if you go down to the picture of the light fixture with the turquoise christmas bulbs {the second one, not the blurry one lol) in this post on my blog, you can see what we did with our chandelier that is just like yours in your breakfast room.

    http://camerasandchaos.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-home-decor.html

    we just turned the arms up and added new glass shades. i'm sure that you want something nicer but maybe it's not a throwaway!!!

    cindy

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  61. Please tell me more about painting your countertops! We're just about done with the cabinets and I don't know what to do about the counters!

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  62. Your kitchen is beautiful. It matches your blog background too. Your counter looks similar to my new counter. I had my cabinets painted, new counters and new floors. I didn't get good before pictures which was bad on my part. Oh well!! It's the after that matters.

    Thanks for sharing. Katharine

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  63. I love your new kitchen! I wandered over here from the Before and After blog, and I'm so glad I did! My 1980's oak cabinets look just like your before picture. They are even the same color and have the same doors! We've replaced the old countertops with new quartz ones already and now I'm trying to convince my husband to let me paint the cabinets. I'm going to bring him over to your blog for a visit!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

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  64. Your cabinets are exactly what I've been wanting to do with mine. I hope my "after" looks as great as yours.!
    I especially like the little wooden designs you put on the fake "drawers" in front of the sink. Very clever!

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  65. It looks super! What a pleasant kitchen to wake up to!

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  66. Found you at House of Grace! What a wonderful kitchen transformation! Did you add the beadboard to the cabinets yourself? The cabinets look custom- great job!

    xo- Carmel

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  67. HI Bonnie-
    Thanks for leaving the link to this post...It's been very inspirational for me to see another kitchen with black cabinets. Looks beautiful!!

    Thanks for stopping by SAS Interiors
    ~Jenna, SAS Interiors

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  68. Wow, your kitchen looks great! I just found your blog, and I'm your newest follower :)

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  69. Hi bonnie I love your kitchen redo can up ou let us know how and what you used for the counter tops..thanks

    I love it

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  70. Such an amazing transformation! Did you use bead board wallpaper on the cabinets?
    Great Job!!

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  71. Oh, please tell me where you got your curtains? Or the fabric for them? Love the transformation!!

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  72. I love your transmoration! Which paint did you use for your countertop?

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  73. So fabulous! So glad you didn't choose bright white ... Love the glaze on top of the white color. Great job!

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  74. Your kitchen looks absolutely amazing! I would love to learn how you painted the counters. They are stunning!

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  75. Wow, I was looking at your before (WAAAY before) photos, your first 'after' and the final. What a transformation. What is amazing is how much we have in common. I used that EXACT fruit wallpaper in my last house and I loved it! Now, I would not dream of using that.

    My current kitchen has the same exact oak cabinets and ugly boring beige counter. I added wainscoatting to the island and painted black too but have not tackled the rest of the cupboards. But what I have in mind is almost identical. We even have the same colors. Great job! You are giving me the courage to tackle it

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  76. I think you have done an excellent job on your kitchen...I love it too!
    Please take time to visit me..I actually just posted a kitchen update reveal also...see what you think...I also understand busy..it is hard to keep up blogging! :))

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I know how busy you are and appreciate that you are taking the time to leave me a comment! God Bless! Bonnie

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