Laurelhurst 1912 Craftsman
Being a blog where we document our efforts to renovate and decorate our 1912 Craftsman fixer in Portland, and share our ever-changing plans.
Bailey's Growing Up
- Published on Friday, 24 June 2016
Authors:Bailey is already more than 8 months old. It's hard to believe it's been that long. Bailey is a sweet happy dog, but she still makes it hard for Jeff to get a full night's sleep. She does seem to be house-trained now and was fairly easy to train.
Bailey is like Daddy velcro. She is pretty much always stuck to him.It's hard...
- Published on Sunday, 19 June 2016
Authors:Aaron and Jeff and have been working hard at clearing out the lower portion of our backyard. In the years since we got rid of the chickens the mint had quite taken over.
I hadn't quite realized how much the chickens helped in keeping invasive species like this down. I used to moan about the mud back there in winter, now I can moan about...
- Published on Friday, 10 June 2016
Authors:Barrett of Reiner Tile & Stone didn't show up again today. During the last 2 weeks, he worked a total of five days. The earliest he showed up was at 1:40PM, and that was on the day where he emailed me and told me he'd be arriving at 9AM. Sigh. I truly don't understand how someone can run a business like this. I get particularly irked...
Backyard Project Plans
- Published on Friday, 10 June 2016
Authors:We have gotten almost nothing done the last month. Jeff went off to Texas for a long weekend of WW2 reenactment and brought home a cold-from-hell. This stupid cold just won't go away.
We're finally getting better though, so we're hoping to return to productivity. We have two backyard projects we're hoping to finish in the next month, if...
Bathroom Tile Progress
- Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016
Authors:We're happy with how our tile is turning out. Even though it delayed the finish another couple of weeks, I think it was worth it to take the time to glaze the accent tile ourselves.
Pinterest is Broken
- Published on Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Authors:Do any of you guys use Pinterest? Have you noticed they broke the feed?
I totally get that they needed to add ads, but why the f**k do they have to add a bunch of unsolicited pins from boards I don't follow?
I follow over 2500 boards, surely there is content available to show in my feed... I don't see any settings I can change to just...
1930s Appliqued Quilts
- Published on Monday, 23 May 2016
Authors:I have a regular search in eBay that sends me alerts when period items I'm interested in are listed; one of them is appliquéd quilts. I'm surprised by how many stunning period quilts are listed right now. I really don't need quilts, because I already have 7 pieced quilts I've made myself for our 2 beds, but it is always...
- Published on Saturday, 21 May 2016
Authors:This is just a quick post to mention a recent purchase we've made that we've been really satisfied with. A friend of ours put us onto the steel Truper 2-wheeled wheelbarrow. We bought one of these wheelbarrows this spring and it's been a great tool for our backyard projects this year.
During the course of our backyard cleanup, we've been...
Goofing Off Sewing
- Published on Friday, 20 May 2016
Authors:After I got my sewing room chair mat, I was motivated to clean up the room and do some sewing. I had planned to finish my curtains, but unfortunately neither of my sewing machines are going to work for the project. I need to bring in the Pfaff for service.
So instead I made some cloth shopping bags. All these bags are made from large...
- Published on Thursday, 19 May 2016
Authors:Jeff and I finally managed to shuffle the rugs in the living room. I love the new rug!
The smaller rug was moved into the library area.
We're still working on putting the rooms back together, but I got the wall painted and the wood stained.
Oh, and the tile we glazed is all ready for installation.