Friday, June 3, 2016

Dining Room Reveal

Good Friday everyone.  The work on the new nest is coming along.  Our hard work is paying off.  This house is beginning to feel like a home.

Here is the dining room before's and after's.  

BEFORE

AFTER

This room is flooded all day by natural light.  Hard to get a great picture at least for me not being a professional with the camera but trust me this room is full of sunshine.  It really makes my chippy's and whites shine.










My China Cabinet fit perfectly on this wall.





I got this cute chicken feeder at a market show I went to recently with a friend.  I think it works for my table center piece.





Terry had to cut down my large square table to have it fit in this smaller dining room space.  I was happy he could keep the drawer fronts he originally put on the sides and ends of this table.  They give character to this table.


Dining room and Living room are done.  I will show you more of the living room soon.



The kitchen is coming along.  Still a work in progress.  I cannot wait to show you how I have some of family heirlooms in place in this kitchen.  It is starting to look like a vintage french kitchen.

Hope to have more to share soon.
Lots of work but so worth it.
I am in love with my new nest.

Like Dorothy said "There's no place like Home".

Have a great week end.
Hugs,
Kris 
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91 comments:

  1. Kris, dear friend,your dining room is simply elegant! Your white decor is truly stunning, you have such such remarkable taste. I want white decor now! You are quite the master decorator and I can't wait to see what else you will reveal!
    Enjoy your heavenly home!
    Nancy

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  2. Love what you have done with your dining area. Can't wait to see the rest of the kitchen...the tiny glimpse is wonderful. I recently scored a chicken feeder also, for a mere $20. They typically, go for at least twice that much ++ in my neck of the woods. Mine is pretty rusty, has the divider thingy still intact, so I think I may use as some form of a plate rack. I have yet to be inspired so it remains on my side yard gaining more patina. LOL. So glad the new nest is beginning to feel like home. You deserve this happiness and so much more.

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  3. OMG,it's soooooo beautiful!!!! Everything is so light and airy.....I love the paint color!!!!! I have one of those chicken feeders too. I never thought about putting vases of flowers in it. You are so clever!!!
    Have a great weekend.....
    ~Des

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  4. I am speechless Kris! What an amazing transformation! You guys have worked so hard. You leave me wanting to see more! I am holding my breath for the kitchen!:)

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  5. Kris,
    You've just taken a home that needed some love and made it absolutely beautiful, warm and inviting. I know this was hard work for you and Terry, but girlfriend you two have nailed it. GORGEOUS!

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  6. What a remarkable job you have done!!! Your dining space looks fantastic. So white, so pure:-) Can't wait to see your kitchen makeover:-)
    And the chicken feeder, great find:-)

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  7. Lovely! It is really starting to reflect your style, Kris! Have fun!

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  8. Oh Kris - it looks beautiful, as I knew it would. It is truly your cottage now.

    Judy

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  9. Kris- It is soooooo YOU! Your style shines bright and white. xo

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  10. Kris it is definitely starting to look like you. I am thrilled for you.

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  11. So looking like you! Glad you are back!

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  12. Kris, That is a dramatic change. I'm so happy that it came together the way you wanted. Congrats! Sylvia D.

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  13. You are amazing! What a beautiful transformation, can't wait to see the rest!

    ~Trisha

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  14. I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! Isn't it just the best to be able to unpack your boxes at long last and create a home again???? Looking good, lady....looking real good!

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  15. Oh Kris, You and Terry are doing an amazing job!!! So So beautiful!! I LOVE it!!! I wish I could get my rooms to come together like this..... Can't wait to see more!!!

    Pattie

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  16. So good to see everything coming together! What luck that your china cabinet was a perfect fit too! Looks so good!!!

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  17. awwww.. it's beautiful! and it warms my heart to see all of your lovely creations again! How good it must have felt to you to get them all out and re-visit them. Good for you! I know it's been a long road but you made it! I'm looking forward to seeing more :) I'm still a bit MIA after all of the travel and work. Thank you for your sweet visit while I was gone.

    Hugs
    Tamara

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  18. Gorgeous Kris! It's wonderful to see that so many of your treasures work so well and fit in the space. There really is no place like home! :)

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  19. OOO, Kris...it is just beautiful..and so YOU...If I had seen the pictures somewhere else, I would have known that was YOUR dining room...can't tell you how happy I am that YOU are so happy with your new place...it is quite unsettling to make a big move from a house you've grown to love as YOUR HOME..I felt totally lost for a solid year after we made our huge move.
    Don't work too hard but have fun with your new nest.
    xoxo

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  20. OMG I can't beleive how much work you have done! You have made that space YOURS! So pretty. I think white is very hard to photograph. My constant challenge. So happy for you!

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  21. Wow, it looks so pretty, Kris! I bet it feels so good to be surrounded by the things you love. Such a pretty centerpiece on your table too!

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  22. It looks airy and gorgeous to me!!

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  23. It is looking beautiful!! And I love the sneak peek of the countertop in the kitchen!

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  24. Oh my goodness, Kris!!! The dining room looks wonderful, and so YOU! I LOVE it! So glad you could keep those beautiful drawers on your table...they are so unique. Your cupboard fits perfect on the wall, and looks as if it was meant to be there. Can't wait to see what's next.
    Smooches.
    Debbie
    xo

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  25. It's gorgeous! I could see those pics anywhere and know they were yours!
    Brenda

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  26. Kris, I am so thrilled that you are feeling like the new place is your home. It sure makes a difference when it's done in the style you love. You and Terry must be working all the time. Blessings for a great weekend, xoxo, Susie

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  27. Beautiful and definitely wearing the Kris touch :) Luv it!!
    Happy weekend .

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  28. Now that looks just like you and all your pretty white painted furniture, Can't wait to see the kitchen my favorite room in my house

    Hope Cooper is doing good

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  29. Looks like you've quickly made your new house a home with your own decorating stamp on it. So glad you're settling in, making your house feel like a home. Everything looks great!
    Mary Alice

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  30. Wow! Your dining area looks so nice! It's like you never left your last place! White paint changes everything.

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  31. Kris, it looks so good and yes, nice and bright and fresh. I love the chicken feeder centerpiece. Have a great weekend!

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  32. So beautiful! I cannot wait to see the rest!! I'm so excited for you! Love and hugs to you sweet friend and don't work too hard!!

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  33. What a simply beautiful room Kris. I'm so happy that you are able to feather your nest once again. It definitely is looking KRIS-Chic! You transformed every square inch and I can't wait to see the living room and kitchen. It's taking me considerably longer to 'magazine' my new home but I hope to do a dining room reveal soon too.

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  34. What a simply beautiful room Kris. I'm so happy that you are able to feather your nest once again. It definitely is looking KRIS-Chic! You transformed every square inch and I can't wait to see the living room and kitchen. It's taking me considerably longer to 'magazine' my new home but I hope to do a dining room reveal soon too.

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  35. Looking good and I knew it would. I you ever see that hutch you know who to call! Its beginning to look a lot like you...Enjoy you weekend by not working to hard!

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  36. Kris, this is fantastic! Of course I expected it to be, knowing you, but this is downright amazing. You say you're not a professional photographer but I wish I had half your skill!

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  37. I'm loving your new nest too!
    deb :)


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  38. p.s. very cool that your hubby could cut down your table to make it work in your new home! He is a keeper!

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  39. Nobody does white like you, it's all so lovely!

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  40. It's hard to believe it's even the same room. What an amazing transformation. What color did you use? Is it a white white, or is there some gray in it?

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  41. Oh Kris,
    it is like a dream! So beautiful. I my eyes, you really can do magic.
    Many hugs,
    Karen B. ~ Todolwen

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  42. So beautiful, Kris! Had no doubt that it would be!! Enjoy the nesting!!
    Hugs,
    Becky

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  43. I AM TICKLED WITH JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    First of all, we are chicken feeder sisters. teeehehe....I have one JUST LIKE IT and isn't it a great centerpiece? Kris, kudos to you and your man...this is a transformed space! I LOVE IT!

    Perfection. And I know what you mean about the light; though my photography skills are improving, it's a constant challenge to lasso in the light, this substance, this phenom, this wondrous thing we live by. Oh, ENJOY it all my friend.

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  44. Good Morning Kris
    Wow, what a beautiful diningroom. You have that magic touch on making everything so cozy and warm looking. Love the center piece on the table with the vases. You must be working non stop. Love love love it all. I can't wait to see more. I bet Cooper is loving his new home. Enjoy your weekend Kris
    deezie

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  45. Kris, it looks like HOME! I am so incredibly happy for you! All I can imagine is how tired you two must be when your heads hit the pillows at night....knowing you two, you haven't taken a day off since you moved in. It's beautiful. Happy Saturday!

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  46. Your new dining room is gorgeous!!!!!
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  47. So lovely and airy! I love it.

    It is fun following along with your progress in your new home.

    Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

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  48. Kris, Your "magic wand" has not lost it's power all these months of waiting, to be put to use once again! Every inch is magical, to say the least!
    I also noticed you have painted the kitchen cupboards, and I'm curious as to what prep, and paint did you use; chalk or a specific cabinet paint?

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    1. Hi Mary,
      We used Valspar Cabinet paint. So worth the $49 a gallon. You do not have to do any prep. Just paint it on and it takes about 2 to 3 coats depending on what you are covering but it was so easy to do. Lowe's sells this cabinet paint and you can tint it any color. So if you do not want the hassle of priming, sanding etc. I would use this. You do not even have to clean down the cabinets unless they are heavily greasy etc. Hope that helps.
      Kris

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  49. Hi Kris! Oh my goodness - what a wonderful change you have made in this room! Talk about coming into the light, lol. All of your things are looking perfect in your new home sweet home! And...love & more love for the chicken feeder. Happy weekend to you & Terry. Jane

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  50. Wow, what a gorgeous transformation! Just brilliant! The chicken feeder with flowers is perfect for the table. Doesn't it feel good to be back in the saddle? Good thing your hubby is talented too. Not to rush you but I think we all are dying to see the rest of the house! ha!

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  51. You both have done a fabulous job, Kris! This feels like a home indeed. You can already enjoy two beautiful rooms and the rest will follow soon.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  52. The room is stunning!! I knew it would be! It is so fun to see the dark before picture and the wonderful light , bright, after pictures!

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  53. Gorgeous, Kris! And I can see that it's a light-filled room. So neat that Terry could cut down your table. He's a man with a lot of skills. As are you. Hugs, Nancy P.S. I adore the chicken feeder with the little bottles filled with posies. Want it! :)

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  54. Now it's starting to look like the Cottage Chic home we've been admiring! Wow, I can't believe how far you've come in such a short amount of time. I see painted kitchen cabinets already. Quite the difference from
    Before and After - beautiful!!!

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  55. Wow, you and Terry have made it look so beautiful, it takes my breath away how talented you both are. I love the little chicken feeder. Thank you for being such an inspiration!!

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  56. It's absolutely breathtaking, Kris! I took a little break from packing boxes and popped over to see your progress--WOW! This was just the motivation and inspiration I needed today. :-) As one just entering the "tunnel" of moving, it's fabulous to see the light at the end of it. I can't wait to see the rest of your magic!

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  57. HOLY MACKERAL ANDY!!! You're a magician!

    It's beautiful Kris, and I'm sooooooo happy for you!

    xxx

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  58. So many homes around where I live are redone to look like your home's "before". It gets old really fast! Hhhahah! LOVE LOVE LOVE your white dining room. Can't wait to see the kitchen. I see you've taken down the upper cabinet by the DR ...next to the island. Fabulous! It makes things look so much more light and airy :-)

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  59. Thanks for your email, I wandered over in Blogland, will be back posting soon - after the hiccups of destiny are normal again. Well mon Amie you and your "man with the tools" the amazing Terry and Mrs. Kris with your Magical décor inspiration in White have me blinking to make sure this is not your Junk Chic cottage 1.0. WOW, Kudos, Bravo, Holy Moly your intrinsic nature and love of White has brought the essence alive once again. I have toyed with the idea with my Grandparents chicken farm legacy of buying a vintage galvanized feeder for the mantel in Fall with pumpkins galore. OK It's the designer in me sharing an idea.... looking forward to Junk Chic cottage part deux in full 2.0!!!! Sending love and hugs over to you, your man and Cooper as you recreate Junk Chic cottage 2.0.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  60. Kris, I don't know how I missed your last couple of posts. So I will play catch up. You are coming right along with your nest. The dining room looks perfect, a fairy-tale setting topped off with beautiful white frosting, no, whipped cream, I like that better! Everything is so beautiful and you will end up with the most perfect cottage home for you.Give Cooper hugs..xxo Judy

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  61. Oh Kris, you amaze me! I can't believe that you have all of this done already! It looks so amazing and so you. I never noticed the sides of your table before what a unique idea. Take some time to rest this weekend. Love ya, Jo

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  62. It isw so much lighter and brighter with the paint! It looks wonderful and inviting now.

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  63. Looks gorgeous Kris! Congratulations on moving into your new home. I don't get to view many blogs lately as I am doing a teaching course so not much diy myself either. But I do love seeing what you are up to. :) xx Julie

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  64. Oh Kris, it all just seems to fit perfectly! Your new nest is certainly becoming your cottage!
    The table looks great and I would never have known you had cut it down if you hadn't said. Love the feeder! I have one like it. Right now it's planted with portulaca in the garden. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  65. WOW, what a difference! I love how you brightened everything up with your whites. The chicken feeder is such a great piece. Looking forward to seeing more!

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  66. Oh my girl! You are BACK IN ACTION !!! Beautiful job !!

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  67. It already looks like your last home - you must be so thrilled!

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  68. Hi Kris, LOVE your dining room and all your gorgeous whites look fabulous in this space. You are truly making your new home shine with your treasures and creativity. Love the chicken feeder centerpiece. Just Beautiful!! Have fun!! xo

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  69. The transformation is remarkable. It doesn't even look like the same room! I'm so happy to hear you are falling in love with the new nest.

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  70. Oh Kris, I LOVE IT! You are creating your magic and it looks terrific. I know that you are so excited to get everything finished. You go girl...... can hardly wait to see the rest.

    Don't work to hard and have a productive week.

    Hugs to Cooper....

    Hugs to you too,
    Mary

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  71. Amazing! Simply amazing! It is beautiful. I love the faucet you have in the kitchen. It looks just beautiful.
    How does Cooper like his new home?
    Best to you this week creating away!
    Carla

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  72. Oh Kris...your stamp on the new place is absolutely gorgeous! What a fun thing to do, start over with decorating a new space!!! Have fun and can't wait to see what else you all do!

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  73. Pretty, pretty, Kris----love the light coming in...perfect with your style. Your new home is already 'yours', smiles and congrats, Sandi

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  74. I missed this earlier, Kris. I am SOOO happy for you and it looks absolutely beautiful....gorgeous...gorgeous....gorgeous!!! You have not lost your touch and I can't wait to see more and more and more. xo Diana

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  75. What a gorgeous transformation! Just beautiful! Take care, Maria

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  76. Absolutely Stunning!! I kept scrolling back and forth cause the difference is so dramatic...I could not stop LOL!! Can't wait to see the kitchen :)

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  78. You have worked magic on a basic condo space. The entire space sparkles.

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  79. Hi Kris, I just had to feature your new little cottage this week on SYC! xx Jo

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  80. Hi Kris, Is this even the same room? What a transformation! Just lovely and definitely all you. Warm Hugs,

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  81. Welcome to your new home Kris. You and Terry have already stamped it with your amazing style and I can't wait to see each room unfold and be revealed. It must feel wonderful to be surrounded by your beautiful treasures again. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous new dining room reveal with Shabbilicious Friday. Naturally I had to feature it this week and look forward to sharing it at tomorrow's party. Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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  82. gorgeous makeover! it completely changed the look of the room!

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  83. Kris, I just love what you did with your dining room. Your use of white and the farmhouse items is just beautiful. I know you must be so happy with the results. Thank you for sharing at Your Inspired Design Link Party.

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  84. Somehow I missed this post. I'm thrilled to see your new space. Did you bring the chandelier from your other house? Everything is so darling and so "you". I love it all.

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  85. The difference between the before and the after is mindblowing!

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  86. Hi Kris,
    Really love all that sunshine - makes your house glow. Mine is really dark, so I am trying your SnowDrift Color paint to see if I can brighten it some what. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Renata

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  87. Thanks for these outstanding pictures . These are really beautiful. thanks for sharing with us

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