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.
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.
Master Bedroom Closet Plan
- Published on Saturday, 14 May 2016
Authors:It's been ages, but I was in the mood to take a look at my master bedroom closet plan. Back in 2013, I finished one side of the closet, but I didn't finish the cube side. I held off on the cube side until after the bathroom remodel.
I decided my original plan was overly complicated. The piece shapes were going to be just too difficult to...
Custom Chair Mat
- Published on Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Authors:Last summer when I first moved out of my sewing room, I realized how much damage my rolling chair had done to the floor. You can see the whitish spot in the photograph below where the finish was basically worn off.
After spending the bucks to have the floor professionally refinished, I figured it was important to get a chair mat to protect...
- Published on Monday, 09 May 2016
Authors:There aren't many things more irritating in an old house restoration than repairing pet damage. Sigh. I spent Sunday stripping paint again. At least it went pretty quick this time.
Sadly, I think this is the end of the salvaged wood leftover from our remodel. I just love the old growth fir hiding under the paint.
Jeff managed to remove the...
Amazing Art Glass Catalog
- Published on Saturday, 07 May 2016
Authors:I found the most amazing art glass catalog recently. There are so many fantastic color pictures I cannot include them all here. It is the International Art Glass Catalogue by National Ornamental Glass Manufacturers Association of the United States and Canada. It was published in 1914. These are just the color pictures I liked. There was...