Laurelhurst 1912 Craftsman

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Being a blog where we document our efforts to renovate and decorate our 1912 Craftsman fixer in Portland, and share our ever-changing plans.

Tile Glazing

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Today was all about glazing tile. We are still in the process of making the decorative tiles for our bathroom. Georgie's didn't sell 2x2 bisque tiles, so we bought 2x6 tiles and cut them down. Because we actually wanted them to be true 2x2, we didn't get 3 tiles from each of them. Anyway, Barrett was nice enough to let us borrow his tile...

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Misc. Projects

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I have no idea what to call this post. I spent about 3 hours last week updating Wunderlist again and getting my To Do list caught up. So that sent me and Jeff on a flurry of exciting activities, like cleaning the furnace filters and Vent-a-Hood fans. Super exciting, non-photogenic stuff. Though, I supposed I could have shown you how...

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Tile Progress

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Barrett actually managed to make it our to our house before noon yesterday and stayed until a reasonable time, so he got quite a lot done. Now we just need to figure out the accent tile. We're still waiting on the test firing, which I hope will be done on Monday.
We have a week to hustle to figure out the accent tiles before Barrett has...

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Bath Woodwork Stained

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I spent the last few days staining the rest of the woodwork for the bathroom. The door is stained and lacquered. Today I put on both coats of stain on the medicine cabinet door. We're waiting for the beveled mirror for the medicine cabinet door before we install it.
I took this photo before the second coat of stain on the small pieces. I...

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Interiors in Colours 1912

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This 1912 book, 120 Interiors in Colours Designed by Modern Artists, was a pretty wild find. It includes some really beautiful interiors, as well as some weird ones. I took screenshots of the ones I liked the most. There were a lot of white interiors I didn't save. If any of you are interested in seeing the original book, it can be...

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Woohoo, Stencils Soon!

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Just a quick post because I'm excited! I finally took the time to figure out my cutter software. The last two times I looked at it, I didn't immediately get it, and I didn't have the patience to figure it out.
I found this tile photo at flickr. It's an Art Nouveau tile from 1908. I love dragons, so the appeal to figure out how to cut this...

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Bathroom Wainscoting

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OMG, Barrett has finally started the wainscoting! I was beginning to wonder if this day would ever come.
The shower floor is also ready for tile. Barrett said he had to order more of the white mosaic floor tile, so that project is now waiting for the order to arrive.
So, I changed our wainscoting plan again. Sigh. When we measured the...

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Mueller Mosaic c1920 Tile Catalog

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This will be the last tile catalog I include this time around. This is a Mueller Mosaic Tile catalog from approximately 1920.
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New Carved Secretary

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I clearly have a weakness for carving because even though I already had a secretary, when I saw this one on craigslist I couldn't resist the temptation.
I bought this from one of the most difficult sellers I have ever dealt with. Had I not wanted it so much, I definitely would have walked. It has some issues we were not aware of when we...

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Minton Tile 1909 catalog

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I've been digging thru period catalogs again. I ran across a color Minton Tile catalog from c. 1905 that is quite stunning. Here are many color pictures from it.
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