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Sweet Earth Pottery

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Added by Taira Wiggins on July 1, 2015 at 12:48pm — No Comments

“Smart” renovation ideas for your bathroom

Renovations don’t have to be big, messy productions. Some renovations might making small tweaks that just make your home more comfortable. With today’s technology, there’s a gadget for practically everything, even the fixtures in your bathroom. Here are some suggestions for making your bathroom a “smart” bathroom from USA Today writer Nancy Blair.



Bluetooth shower speaker



If you haven’t heard, waterproof shower speakers are the “in” thing these days. No…

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Added by Heidi McBridge on April 9, 2015 at 11:07pm — No Comments

Arts & Crafts home for sale in Quebec City

Hello,

Our Arts & Crafts house is for sale in Quebec City. Located along the beautiful St-Lawrence river 15 minutes from the old town, the house was built in 1999. With a unique view, a private beach, this could be a nice property for you. The current US/Can dollar exchange rate is also interesting for an american buyer.

You can see pictures of the house here:…

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Added by Jean-Pierre Delage on April 2, 2015 at 9:45am — No Comments

Home Cleaning and Organization

Many homeowners decide to remodel or renovate because they think they need more storage space.  The truth in most cases is that the problem can actually be solved with simple cleaning and organization that has been put off for too long.  Before inventing a ton of money in a remodeling project, homeowners should first see if they can make a difference by simply cleaning out junk drawers and organizing the must-haves to create more room.  There are several techniques to can help homeowners…

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Added by naria calba on September 5, 2014 at 12:50am — No Comments

Ward Wellington Ward historic Arts and Crafts home

Ward Wellington Ward historic Arts and crafts home

Posted by Mary Anne Theiss on October 3, 2013 at 9:57am

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I have a Ward Wellington Ward Arts & Crafts home. It is on the National Register of Historic Homes. I have completely renovated it. The Register says it is probably the best example of the arts & crafts movement. It is located in Syracuse, NY. We are selling it. The home has Keck leaded windows and Mercer tiles from the Moravian tile company. It is…

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Added by Mary Anne Theiss on July 3, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Custom Classic Guitar Tiles for an Arts and Crafts Tile Fireplace

Cottage Craft Tile  Wanted to share these Custom Made Classic Guitar accent tiles we made for an Arts and Crafts fireplace in South Hampton, Long Island. Sad thing is, I never got to see the finished project- but no doubt the most memorable project I've worked on to date. One of the things we try to do is combine the authentic look of the early American Arts and Crafts era with a custom touch to personalize each project.…

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Added by Jim Virtue on January 18, 2014 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Simple ideas for refreshing old furniture

Renovating home is a process that is usually done to reshape and refresh some old furniture, rugs and curtains. Beside that, renovation is partly carried out because of our need to change something about our lives. While those who make more money a year often sell their old flats and houses and buy new ones, sometimes even in another block or city, most of middle-class citizens can “only” afford a redecoration once in a while. Home renovation and refreshing can be performed in many ways and…

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Added by Sophie Andersen on December 23, 2013 at 8:33am — No Comments

Find the Best Decking Contractors Easily and Effortlessly

Finding the best decking contractors is not as difficult as it may seem at first. Most people have a stereotypical idea when it comes to choosing contractors. Homeowners believe that contractors as a rule are slovenly creatures were never punctual and invariably end up charging you more for the work done. This…

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Added by Adam Bak on December 13, 2013 at 9:52am — No Comments

Cottage Craft Tile - Another Revival

       I started Cottage Craft Tile as a hobby and idea back in 2004. Having been in the tile business for over 25 years, I've developed an appreciation for the art, history and evolution of the industry. We closed when the economy tanked in 08-09, let my domain name (cottagecrafttile.com) subscription expire and I went back to designing and selling tile projects with the mass produced-cold factory production tiles that you can find at any tile store on the block. They're nice-but so…

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Added by Jim Virtue on August 27, 2013 at 10:29pm — 2 Comments

Batchelder , Claycraft repro tile

hi folks.i don't want to take advantage of a personal posting too much, but i thought i would  let you know  who I am and what I do. I am a tilemaker who specializes in reproductions of Batchelder and Claycraft style tile from the Craftsman era. I also make other tile and  sculpture, but i have a decent knowledge of the styles and designs and have been re-creating Batchelder /Claycraft style fireplaces and projects for  homeowners and projects  for 15 years.  I also seem to help people track…

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Added by Revival Arts Studio S.Stephenson on August 26, 2013 at 8:12pm — 1 Comment

Art Smart

Being an artist, I am a huge fan of original art and respect the artist as much as one can. Being on a budget, I love being able to reproduce art that most people can have in their homes without spending their life savings on a single piece. Fine art printing (the place I have…

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Added by Robyn Sorenson on January 8, 2013 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Let There Be Light!

The right outdoor lighting can set your home apart from the rest of the houses on the block. Lighting is also a rather inexpensive way to to change the look of your home at night and add some flair. The key is to use lighting properly and not to over-indulge. These are a few inexpensive examples of what I…

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Added by Robyn Sorenson on December 11, 2012 at 2:47pm — No Comments

The Many Faces and Styles of Cleveland’s Arts & Crafts Homes

On a recent business trip to Cleveland, I had some free time one afternoon to check out the city’s rich history of Arts & Crafts homes.  Armed with my GPS and camera, I set out to explore…

Situated on a bluff, the Cleveland Heights neighborhood began to attract Cleveland’s more affluent citizens in the 1870’s.  First they built summer homes that…

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Added by The Craftsman Bungalow on June 9, 2012 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Craftsman Copper recommendation

This weekend, the copper floor lamp that James Davies of Craftsman Copper made for me arrived. It's such a handsome lamp! The hammering of the metal is just beautiful. It's rather unconventional in that it's a torchiere, but I needed something very practical to light a large open space with 10 foot high ceilings. In that sense, I think that it's true to the arts & crafts spirit of having beautiful yet useful household objects. Although I got a floor lamp, if you go to Mr. Davies'…
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Added by Daniel Nickolich on March 12, 2012 at 10:27pm — No Comments

the "Keeping room"

It took me quite a while to figure ot "keeping room", but it's a room off the kitchen where family members would gather in the evenings in winter, so they could keep warm from the migrating heat from the kitchen wood range.

 

I now have my kitchen wood range all installed, with a brick wall behind it -- the bricks coming from the old chimney removed from the house.

 

cooking with wood now.

Added by Aileen Reid on February 25, 2012 at 9:42am — 1 Comment

A Pilgrimage to The Gamble House: “The Ultimate Bungalow”, Part I

Recently I had the good fortune of traveling to Los Angeles for business, and while there I was able to fulfill a lifelong dream - making a pilgrimage to “The Ultimate Bungalow”: The Gamble House in Pasadena...

http://thecraftsmanbungalow.com/gamble-house

Added by The Craftsman Bungalow on January 24, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Need Help in Canada!!!

We are building a house in Atlantic Canada and sourcing things like door hardware - and doors themselves - is proving to be impossible.  Does anyone know of suppliers, stores, anything, that will ship to Canada?

Added by kileyoneill on September 16, 2011 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

Lessons in so-called "Arts & Crafts" furniture buying

I'm wondering if anyone else out there is also frustrated by the reproductions of Arts&Crafts/Bungalow style furniture that purport to be made "entirely of quartersawn oak" but turn out to be cheap imports. In my case, I purchased (for over $1,000) a bungalow-style dresser on ebay (it is actually a Tradeswins product, but it is sold by a guy with a lot of "bungalow" style stuff and a very impressive array of products). It superficially looked O.K. and was really heavy. Well, one day I had… Continue

Added by Esther Khanna on July 25, 2011 at 1:45pm — 2 Comments

Free Professional Paint and Home Improvement Help June 11-12!

According to home improvement retailers, June is one of the busiest times to begin DIY projects—and paint is the most effective way to give your home a fresh look without the cost.

Since June kicks off the official start of paint season—ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape has brought on their Pro Prep Patrol team: professional painters and home improvement experts who are on hand to help Americans with their paint dilemmas—for…

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Added by ScotchBlue Painter's Tape on June 8, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Arts and Crafts Style Kitchen Garden

 

More and more there are a lot of calls for designs for an Arts and Crafts Style Kitchen Garden.

It is so easy to grow vegetables and herbs here in TN and edibles look great among other foundation plantings. Why not grow plants you can eat? 

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Added by Mary Higgins on May 17, 2011 at 8:47pm — No Comments

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