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Old 03-04-2013, 10:20 PM   #1
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Hello from cold snowy Minnesota


I am Kansas Girl. Even though I've lived in Minnesota for the last 23 years, I am still a Kansas girl at heart.
I grew up on a wheat and cattle farm and worked as hard as any guy. My dad taught me to sheetrock, mud, tape etc. because if you wanted something done you did it yourself. Tough Swedes, ya know?

I can do just about anything when it comes to home improvement except for electrical...I leave that to the pros!

My biggest pet peeve is staff in hardware stores/ big box stores treating me like an idiot because I'm female. Drives me nuts!

I have a degree in English and worked at the local university for 16 years until last summer when I chucked the suits and heels and started a new career at a local family owned nursery and landscape center. Oh, did I forget to mention I'd rather push a lawnmower than a vacuum cleaner? I am a lifetime gardener and landscaper, too, so although my new career pays less ( a lot less) than my career in an office, I am extremely happy being outside or in the greenhouses all day.

My oldest daughter is an interior architect and a licensed interior designer. She has as many power tools as I do and we love to work on improvements to her 100 year old shirtwaist house in KC and landscape together.

Life is good!
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:56 PM   #2
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Welcome
There seems to be some missing caulking in those tiles you posted.
I just love a woman with a can do attitude.
Sexyest thing a woman can say is "is there anything I can do to help"

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Old 03-04-2013, 11:59 PM   #3
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That's because I'm not done yet!
I don't ask if I can help. I just get 'er done.
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I decided to do a vertical accent in the tun surround instead of the traditional horizontal strip of accent tile.

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Any time tile changes direction or meets a differant material use color matched caulking not grout.
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This is the vanity that I made from an old changing table I bought for $40.
It has 2 drawers, a door and compartment to the left (perfect to stash blow dryer etc in) and a long open shelf on the bottom where I have a couple of baskets for storage.
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I know that, Joe. There's caulk, not grout, wherever two planes meet. The caulk is an exact color match to the grout.
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I installed that same sink.

I hope you didn't follow the instructions. I believe the instructions said to cut out a 13 3/16" diameter hole, so I did. That is just a hair under the diameter of the sink base, and no real reason not to just cut out a 10" hole, as there is nothing along the edges.

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This sink is a cross between a full vessel sink and a regular sink....about half of it is above the countertop and half is below the countertop. Made the hole according to the template and it fit great.

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