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.

Living Room Wall Patch

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John MacNab was able to start plaster work on our project yesterday. He recoated the bathroom, as well as patched the holes in the living room and sewing room.
It was rather clever how he filled the hole in the living room. I thought we would have to open the hole bigger, but he didn't have to.
This is the before pictureHe screwed in a long...

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Varnishing T&G

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We've been very lucky the last couple of days and I was able to work on varnishing the bathroom ceiling T&G outdoors. I originally expected to have to work in the living room, but this was way better.
A couple days ago, the forecast was for FOUR sunny days and I was excited to have a bunch of time to work outside, but now our weather...

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Making Dog Gear

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When Jeff and I were shopping for the new dog child we were reminded just how much it costs to buy leashes and collars. I don't know how we manage, but we seem to lose a lot of leashes. We quite often are looking around for them when it's time to go out, so I decided I had the technology to just make more. I did have to buy some materials...

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Mosaic Tile Floor

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The mosaic in the bathroom is laid, but it is still not done. It still needs to be grouted.
Barrett managed to turn this 2-day job into a 4-day job because he had to take so much time off to deal with family stuff (6-days if you include the two sick days). The floor does look nice though and I'm looking forward to it being grouted on...

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Lucky Coincidence

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I was cruising through the 1907 Mott's Plumbing catalog again tonight trying to work out the shower design (again) and I came across this picture of the Plaza bathroom.
As I looked closer, I realized not only did it use the design I was considering for our shower tile, but it also had a nearly identical pattern on the floor to what we...

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Tile Floor Progress

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Barrett cancelled yesterday because he was sick, but today he finally got started. He said he started laying out the fancy border design as he went, but then the cement was drying before he could finish, so he decided it was easier to lay out the floor with the basic grid and borders, and then tomorrow he will pop out the appropriate...

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Embroidered Pillow Designs (1910)

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I've been poking around some of the period texts I downloaded a couple years ago and I ran across these black and white pictures of embroidered pillows. This particular publication is called "Home Needlework Magazine" and the photos are from the Feb 1910 edition.
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Tile Layout

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Barrett from Reiner Tile came out for three hours today and started laying out the tile in our bathroom. Jeff enjoyed working with him figuring out how to lay out the design so it broke at the right places.
Barrett took off for 45 minutes at about 4PM to take his cat to the vet but didn't come back. Oh well, I guess it did not go well;...

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Barely Productive

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We had a pretty entertaining—and wholly unproductive weekend—watching puppy TV, but today I finally managed a little bit of work on the bathroom. I haven't stained the windows yet because the inclement weather wouldn't allow me to uninstall the casement windows for the day. I still need to apply the varnish.
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Bathroom Woodwork

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Jeff and Eric had a long day putting woodwork back into our master bathroom.
It was a real hassle getting it put back together because the walls had been furred out a couple of inches. We discovered when we demo'd the room that the lower part of the wall protruded out a couple of inches further than the area around and above the...

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