Saturday, October 04, 2014

Caution! Wet Paint!

Kitchen Bachsplash Series - 2 -


I know you've been waiting for a while for this reveal, so I won't delay things any longer...

Bon, je crois que je vous ai fait attendre suffisamment longtemps, alors vite, voilà ma crédence...


This is reveal "A La Magali". It differs slighlty from other blogs' reveals in that I don' take perfect pictures... Yes, one of my cat has his plates on the counter and no, I didn't remove them for the pictures, because then, it wouldn't look like my cottage...

Ce sont des photos "à la Magali"... C'est ma cuisine de tous les jours et donc, oui, les gamelles du chat sont sur le plan de travail et non, je ne les ai pas retirées pour les photos... Si je le faisais, ce ne serait plus vraiment ma cuisine et il y a des tonnes de magazines avec des photos parfaites chez les buralistes...


Anyway, let's start with a little behind-the-scenes.

Quelques photos des coulisses de la transformation pour commencer.


Please, focus on the backsplash, not the cat!

For many reasons, I finally chose beadboard for my backsplash. For budget reasons, as it was cheaper than tiles, also because I would be in charge of the painting. For design reasons, because I think it's very cottage-y.


Le lambris a été un choix autant déco (j'adore le lambris peint pour son côté cottage) qu'économique... C'est moins cher que le carrelage, surtout dans la mesure où je me charge de la peinture.


I had a hard time finding someone who accepted to put beadboard in my kitchen. It's not very fashionable right now in France. But one day, a carpenter came to the Cottage to see what I wanted done and it turned put he had already been to the house before it was mine. His jaw droped and even if I saw he was reluctant about the beadboard, he said he would trust me.

J'ai eu un peu de mal à trouver un menuisier qui accepte de me poser du lambris ("ça ne se fait plus, madame," me répétait-on), jusqu'à ce que j'en fasse venir un qui connaissait la maison avant que je ne l'achète. Sa bouche s'est ouverte quand il a vu les transformations et il a déclaré "c'est une idée bizarre, mais je vais vous faire confiance".


He said it would be easier to glue the beadboard to the wall... So of course, I chose not to go this way... I was afraid if I ever wanted to changed the beadboard to tiles, it would be impossible to get rid of it if it were glued.


Il a dit que le plus simple serait de coller le lambris, donc, bien sûr, j'ai choisi de le poser sur lambourdes. Ainsi, si dans quelque temps je veux du carrelage, on n'arrachera pas le placo en enlevant le lambris.


When the carpenter was done, my part began: a coat of primer and two coats of my favourite sea-glass shade, "Pavilion Blue" by Farrow & Ball.


Quand le menuisier a eu fini, j'ai ressorti mes pinceaux: une couche d'accroche et deux couches de ma teinte préférée, "Pavilion Blue" de Farrow & Ball.


You may notice that I'm not showing you too much of the oven side of the kitchen... I might be already working a new project I want you to know nothing about... for now...


Peut-être remarquez-vous que je ne vous montre pas trop le côté four... Il se pourrait que je travaille déjà sur un autre projet dont vous ne devez rien savoir pour l'instant par là.


So what do you think of the backsplash? And can you guess what the new project is?


Alors que pensez-vous de mon lambris? Pas trop années 80? Et avez-vous deviné quel est mon nouveau projet?


See you soon,

A bientôt,


PS1: Several packets of cat food are hidden on the pictures. Can you find them? Only if you've got nothing more interesting to do today...

PS1: Plusieurs paquets de croquettes se cachent dans les photos... Saurez-vous les retrouver? Enfin, si vous n'avez vraiment rien de mieux à faire...

PS2: If you'd like to see what the kitchen looked like before, read the Kitchen files.

PS3: I'm linking with

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84 comments:

  1. Love it Magali...but of course, I knew I would since I am a beadboard lover! The color is beautiful and perfect and so subtle. I like the way you "keep it real" in your photos. I do the same thing....I want people to view my home the way I see it every day. Hmmm...maybe a range hood? Other than that, I'm too tired to guess...lol! I like surprises anyway. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Blessings, Vicky

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  2. Olá Magali! A sua cozinha está linda, muito acolhedora... Parabéns! Manuela

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    1. Muito obrigado, Manuela! Tem sido um monte de trabalho, mas estou tão feliz agora.

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  3. I love it so much, Magali! The color is so, so pretty too. Your entire kitchen is exactly what I picture when I think of a cottage kitchen. Your going to have all of France using beadboard now!

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  4. Your back splash looks beautiful; what a gorgeous colour!

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  5. Oh, the kitchen now looks great! I congratulate you tenacity of purpose:-)
    I found three packets of cat food in the pictures:-)
    Best wishes!

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  6. It all looks so nice. Very cottagy. The color is perfect.

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  7. So gorgeous!! If you ever want to move out, call me !! :-) Marcy (ready to pack whenever you are :-D )

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    1. Actually, I'll be packing next summer in order to change something upstairs, but would you really live i a cottage with no loo and no bathroom and a hole in the roof?

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  8. It's PERFECT!!! What a beautiful kitchen you've created from nothing. Good for you! Remember where we were this time last year - yay for us & our new kitchens!!!

    xoxoxox

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    1. ps in case I'm a no reply blogger designdreamsbyanne at gmail.com :)

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  9. Oh my goodness! it turned out beautiful! I just love the way you write, you always make me giggle. (focus on the backsplash, not the cat..)
    Well, your hard work and wonderful imagination has really paid off... I don't know what is next, but one thing I do know .... It will be gorgeous!
    blessings,
    Penny

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    1. Thank you so much, Penny! I think gigling is one of the best thing of the world! Piano, one of my cat, just made me giggle because when he miaows, he sonds like a scarecrow!

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  10. That looks nice and we did the same thing in my daughter's kitchen until they can afford tile. I like it. Not sure what your next project is.

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  11. It's so pretty!! I used the same type of back splash also and ALMOST painted it a color similar to yours~~~changed my mind at the last moment!! It's gorgeous..and don't apologize for your natural pics.....that's what living life is all about!! I think most enjoy seeing the REAL thing!! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  12. So beautiful and light and bright! Love your kitchen.
    Brenda

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  13. Your kitchen is stunning - I love it! Love the way you write, it makes me smile a lot and I keep wondering what's next on your list. Kitty wanted to be in on the pictures also. I am so glad you selected that back splash, it really looks so good and fits right into your cottage.
    Have a great Sunday.
    Mary

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  14. I love your beadboard! Such a pretty color! I also love that you write in both French and English! I hope to visit your blog more often ... I took years of French in college and high school but have lost so much of it because I haven't been using it. Your cottage is just lovely!

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  15. Love your kitchen transformation! We remodeled our kitchen last year, and I, too, chose beadboard for the backsplash! I painted the beadboard white, like the cabinets, but the walls are Benjamin Moore Pearl Gray, which looks very much like your color.

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    1. I really hesitated about the paint colour of the beadboard, but as the kitchen is small, nearly none of my Pavillion Blue was showing if I painted the backsplash white... And I can always repaint later if I want!

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    2. I like your backsplash painted the Pavillion Blue -- it's just gorgeous in your kitchen. My kitchen is also part of a breakfast room and family room, so there is much wall space for the paint color to show. And you're right! There's always repainting if we don't like a color! (A lot of work, though!!!)

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    3. I chose an other colour for the dining-nook that is off my kitchen, but it was possible because, though it's open, it looks like two different spaces. I'm not showing it yet, but will soon!

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  16. Love your kitchen's beadboard backsplash... Of course, I am prejudiced since my kitchen has beadboard. :) Your kitchen has come a long way from its original state and looks great.

    Judith

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  17. Oh Magali, it looks LOVELY!! I can't even describe how lovely it looks!! And when I think back to what you started with! You must be just utterly thrilled! I know I am! I can't even imagine how happy cottage must be!!
    Also, I think you are putting up shelves on the stove side. :)
    Can't wait to find out!

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  18. It looks wonderful and cozy yet bright and fresh. No worries about the cat food dish, ours is on a ledge near the sofa and I never move it when taking photos for my blog. But I do not do proper photo shoots, I do not stage anything for I am not trying to be an interior designer! My blog is more like a quiet journal. Though I have not been sharing my home lately on my blog, have had some blog bullying that has left me feeling too vulnerable.

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  19. Oh...isn't it pretty! Just the right choice...it really pulled the whole kitchen together. What a difference it made. Love the color you chose. I know you went with beadboard in case you wanted to change out the color one day but I bet you never want to change this color...it's all too perfect for your cottage by the sea.

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  20. Sadly, French artisans do not react well to what they see as 'bizarre' ideas! However, I bet he thought it looked wonderful eventually? Not at all 80s, just cottagey and very lovely.

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  21. It looks lovely!I didn't realise at once that the first picture was your kitchen! Congrats! Let me guess are you going to paint the ceiling beadboard the same colour? Or are you changing that brown piece into white?AriadnefromGreece!

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    1. Sometimes I have a hard time believing it's my kitchen as well!

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  22. Truly I cannot think what the next project might be but I look forward none the less. The backsplash is amazing, perfectly cottage-y and you know I adore the colour. Great choice!

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  23. Magali, I love the beadboard. I think it was a perfect choice for your sweet cottage kitchen. I all looks so cozy and inviting. xo Laura

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  24. cette cuisine commence à prendre une vraiment très jolie tournure!
    ton idée du lambris est une très bonne idée, et du coup cette couleur n'a rien du tout de vieillot, elle est même très tendance

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    1. Merci beaucoup. Je vais tenter de réconcilier les Français avec le lambris!

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  25. Magnifique bien sûr.La frisette était en sur-dose à une époque que j'ai bien connu.Mais après tous ces excès,cela reste une belle matière, mais alors peinte.Pour la suite j'imaginerais presque des étagères chinées, brutes décapées, ou peintes . La crédence va être originale et personnelle, comme toute la maison d'ailleurs.
    Merci pour votre blog.

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    1. Merci d'avoir pris le temps de laisser ce gentil commentaire. Il y avait un grand mur en lambris vernis dans le saln quand j'ai acheté et c'était très sombre, mais peint, c'est très clair!

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  26. So perfect Magali, truly is. The colour is a great choice. Your kitchen now looks so complete. I love it.

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  27. I love it! The color is perfect. I looked for the cat food and found one package in I think #6 abd #11????

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  28. I love bead board and sea glass is a favorite shade - so of course I love love love this! I think you were very wise to insist the bead board not be just glued up.

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      Thank you very much for stopping by. Do you know I still read your blog but can't comment anymore as I'm not on Google+?

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    1. Bonjour,
      Je trouvais ta cuisine trop blanche pour moi, mais avec les rainures de l'habillage en lambris, tout de suite ça fait plus habillé, et d'autant plus dans cette couleur très light et attire l'œil. Et ça met en valeur les placard du haut au-dessus de l'évier. J'adore le rendu.
      Du coup, je m'attends à un rideau de placard (en bas) ainsi qu'une belle applique de la même teinte. Bon, là je rêve, je me crois chez moi !!! ^_^

      J'ai vu qq paquets de croquettes... Ce n'est pas que je n'ai que ça à faire, mais j'ai recueilli une petite siamoise abandonnée hier, donc je suis sur le même type de pensée.

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    2. Ah, oui, il faut avouer que je n'ai pas encore révélé mon arme secrète pour rendre plus chaleureuse la cuisine blanche. J'écrirai l'article le mois prochain, je pense. Merci en tout cas pour ces encouragements. Le rideau devant le lave-linge et déjà devenu bleu... Et pour l'applique, il va falloir attendre encore un peu ;)
      C'est adorable à vous d'avoir recueilli cette petite siamoise... A vous d'avoir des paquets de croquettes plein la cuisine!

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  30. What color is the white paint on the cabinets? Details, please.
    Lovely.

    Nan, Odessa, DE alderson, udel.edu

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    1. The paint on the cabinets was done by the contractor, but it was supposed to match "All White" by Farrow & Ball... which it nearly does...

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  31. So beautiful! I'm glad you found someone to help you with your beadboard. It turned out lovely...you made the right choice!

    -andi

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  32. I LOVE the beadboard!!! It suits everything perfectly and is set off very well with the hydrangea. Totally love this!

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  33. Hello Magali! I think I see a new shelf project perhaps? Love your backsplash and good that it is not glued. A girl needs options : ) Wishing you a lovely week. Patty/NS

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  34. L'ensemble est vraiment ravissant. Bravo, c'est très réussi. J'aime bien.
    Cuisines-tu beaucoup ? Tu verras bien à l'usage si l'entretien est facile, sinon, juste une vitre derrière ta plaque de cuisson & l'entretien sera un jeu d'enfant. Plein de caresses aux petits poilus-griffus.
    Bises & bonne soirée. Babette

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  35. I love the backsplash and even more the color!! Beautifully done.

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  36. It's perfect Magali! I love the color too!

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  37. What a cute kitchen! I love the aqua color you used. Link tomorrow on my blog! My readers would love it!
    XOXO
    Isabelle
    www.lechateaudesfleurs.com

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  38. Do I like it, of course, I love it. I am a beadboard kind of girl, I'd put it everywhere I could if Mr. C didn't stop me all the time! It is prefect Magali. A pretty and cozy cottage kitchen. Oh how I wish I went white with my kitchen...but why wish for things that just won't happen? Have a great night! I have not guess about the stove project? I guess I'll have to wait and see!

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  39. It's perfect! Your kitchen has turned out to have so much cottage charm. I love it!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  40. Dear Magali,
    it´s lovely, absolutely lovely! So charming, the colours, the cupboards - I would like to move in at once! Cats on the countertop? Add to the rustic charme, but might take away some of the food....
    Have a nice week!
    Yours, Sarah

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  41. Lovely, as always! It really all goes together so well and looks so charmingly cottagey.

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    1. Thank you! My cottage is finally beginning to look like a cottage!

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  42. It looks perfect! Very well done. It makes me want to go back and look at the "Before" photos of your kitchen!

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    1. I will write a before/after post when I have the time... Don't know when that will happen!

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  43. You were smart not to glue it. The backsplash looks wonderful, and now it can be easily changed should you ever want to.

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  44. How sweet of you to come over to meet White bear and little owl... Thank you for your kind words.
    Oh how I love your kitchen!

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  45. I love your beadboard backsplash! I'm planning to do the same thing in our kitchen one of these days! I'm visiting from Mod Mix Monday.

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  46. Such a pretty choice! I love the color paired with the white cabinets. I think you are wise not to have glued it on. Urggh. Nothing worse than un-sticking things.

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  47. Ah, Magali, I love it. What a pretty color you chose to paint the beadboard. Perfect with the white cabinets. I'm noticing the free-standing wood (is it pine?) piece you have in the kitchen. I really like the look of wood with white and want to do something like that in our next kitchen. You were smart to have your contractor nail the beadboard on and not glue it. Good thinking, my friend. Such a beautiful cottage kitchen. Well done! xxx ~ Nancy

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. Do you know I still read your blog but can't comment because I'm not on Google+?

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  49. Your kitchen looks so beautiful, and charming, and totally cottagey!! Thanks so much for sharing it at the Vintage Inspiration Party! I'm giving you a shout-out on my Facebook page here - https://www.facebook.com/KnickofTime

    Blessings,
    ~Angie

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    1. Thank you so much, Angie! I'm very grateful that you shared my kitchen on Facebook.

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  50. Your kitchen is absolutely charming! Could you be working on some open shelves?

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  51. You couldn't have picked a more perfect backsplash for your gorgeous kitchen Magali !!!
    And the way you installed it was just brilliant -
    I never noticed your ceiling before but OMG - that is just stunning
    XOX

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  52. Magali, I enjoy your posts so much. Your cottage has such charm and your way of explaining everything is delightful. Excellent choices on the beadboard and the color. Just lovely. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

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  53. Your kitchen make over is absolutely AMAZING!

    I can't believe what you have ended up with - all the time and hard work was definitely worth it!!!

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  54. Your kitchen is absolutely beautiful Magali. I love everything you have done. All the thought and effort including following your heart has resulted in an adorable cottáge kitchen. All the very best, Ann

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  55. Thanks so much for linking! Hope you come back tomorrow for the party!
    Xo
    Isabelle
    www.lechateaudesfleurs.com

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  56. Such a beautiful job on this whole kitchen transformation! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2014/10/centerpiece-wednesday_14.html
    Karin

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  57. The beadboard looks so perfect that I can't even imagine it with tile. The color you painted it is just beautiful. I love the look!

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  58. It turned out so pretty Magali! I love beadboard and the color you choose is so soft and pretty. I think I see three packets of catfood ;) Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

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  59. It's perfect for your kitchen Magali, it looks amazing, and your kitchen is looking sooooo pretty.

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  60. I didn't remember reading this post but I have enjoyed watching your kitchen progress into such a lovely place! I remember beginning to follow you when you first installed your countertops :) You have come a long way!

    Hope your new year is off to a good start and looking forward for you to continue sharing with us at the Art of Home-Making Mondays in 2015! :)

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  61. Well, I have been trying to think of something to use as a back splash on my kitchen for some time. I have considered bead board but since it isn't used a lot, couldn't quite make up my mind. Voila! Its BEAUTIFUL and just the cottage-y look I am going for. And THAT COLOR, fabulous. THANK YOU for sharing. I have made my decision thanks to you.

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