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    ABOUT ME

  • Love the outdoors & learning new things. Mother of three and wife of one.
  • reading, beading, gardening, new art forms
  • Speaker and Professional Coach
  • Mary Jo Asmus
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  • 2-story cabin is in the finishing stages. Home revamp of floors upstairs, additional cabinets in the kitchen, and a bookcase vs. spindle stair guard.

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  • Posted in thread: Real wood paneling in basement on 11-13-2008 at 04:49 PM
    I've seen that look as well, but only industrial use:rolleyes: . I'd vote for the tile or
    composit rock for a more updated approach. Also less risk of future water stains;) ! The key is
    to prep so the...

  • Posted in thread: Bathroom remodeling on 11-13-2008 at 04:41 PM
    I have a 24-year old son who loves to bash things:D ...I think I'll give him this project if he
    agrees to wear protective gear! Might it be worth a couple rolls of duck tape to hold down the
    "shatter"...

  • Posted in thread: shoe molding and caulking on 11-10-2008 at 12:50 PM
    What room is this in...are you expecting a lot of water on the floor so you have to worry about
    mold:eek: ? My brother installs professionally and I've never seen him seal the perimeter with
    caulk--or...

  • Posted in thread: Remodeling home...consult architect or interior designer first? on 11-10-2008 at 12:35 PM
    Agreed! We had a major project and realized atchitects and interior designers are like oil and
    water. They have separate areas of expertise and often do not cooperate if they are from
    different compan...

  • Posted in thread: To Feng Shui or not to Feng Shui on 11-10-2008 at 12:24 PM
    I've seen a lot of it. Some is more relaxing:) . Some is down right ugly (and expensive:mad: )!
    Like any design work, make certain you check references and see a lot of before/after pictures
    before yo...

  • Posted in thread: Installing painted molding:paint on or off wall? on 11-10-2008 at 12:17 PM
    Paint then install hands down! If you do a lot, spraying saves tons of time but not worthwhile
    because of cleanup for small jobs. I prefer stained/varnished vs. painted...but despise masking
    no matter...

  • Posted in thread: Bathroom remodeling on 11-10-2008 at 12:08 PM
    We have a blue, ceramic coated, cast-iron tub that has to go! My brother said you use a sledge
    hammer and break it up:eek: . Anyone done this? What do I watch out for:confused: ?

  • Posted in thread: Help Please! Slate on Wall on 07-03-2007 at 12:25 PM
    Sorry, but tile needs a cement base. Take it all down to the studs and put up Durarock or
    Hardibacker first (could go over...but why...might find they went over brick underneath
    already!). If your cem...

  • Posted in thread: What is this floor (picture)? on 07-03-2007 at 12:20 PM
    -- You can contact the company from this URL. The real question is what did they do to
    enhance it for the photo?!? I found some pavers in a flier I was interested in. Went to pick
    some up and found ...

  • Posted in thread: Can Dry-Lok be applied on a wood surface? on 04-03-2007 at 07:44 PM
    I asked that at the MPLS Home & Garden show. They said it shows every imperfection--not a good
    option. I went with a high quality floor paint and did some stenciling. Nice look...little
    investment...e...

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