Donatella tagged me to be a part of a photo game. To play the game you need to reach back into your archives and republish your 6th ever photo and explain how you might upate it or change it today. My problem is that The Greentiques Solution is still only a couple of months old, so I am afraid I won't be reaching back very far, but here goes. My 6th photo was part of a tutorial about how to refinish a table.
The post was entitiled How To Refinish A Table -Part 2- Stripping The Finish . I am not sure I would change how I did this project, because my methods of refinishing have not changed since I posted this pic. However, I would probably change the way that I wrote the actual text. In looking at this pic I now see potential links to products that I used back then. I also could have done critiques on those products, or maybe even placed them in my online store so that readers could buy the exact same products that I use. Right now, the store's inventory is limited to books, but I may have missed an opportunity to expand a little in looking at this picture. I find myself learning more everyday, and each time I write something new. Thank you to all of you who have stuck with me, as I make my way up the learning curve. Rory
Now I guess I am supposed to tag 10 more great bloggers to join the game. Here they are!
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What Is The Greentiques Solution?
The Greentiques Solution is the simple idea that by restoring, recycling, repurposing, and creating things with their own 2 hands, americans can make a positive impact on the economy and help save the planet.
What is a Greentique?
A "greentique" is simply this....Pretty much any old thing that can be recycled, restored, repurposed, fixed or made beautiful again, including furniture, picture frames, piano keys, bicycle spokes, old clothes and maybe even a dirt clod or two.
Need Advice? Have a Question?
I am here to help you be a better craftsperson. If you need advice on antique restoration, furniture refinishing, chair caning, stained glass window repair, rush seat weaving, woodworking, or a variety of other questions involving working with your hands, just ask me. Tackling over 35 years of projects has let me get a little experience in a lot of different areas and I am always glad to help you if I can. Just ask your question as a comment on any of my blog posts and I will do my best to get you an answer. It is my way of thanking people who follow my humble blog. Have a great day! -Rory-
As a young boy my parents could not afford new furniture. We spent a lot of time at auctions, garage sales and searching trash cans for what we thought might be usable after a bit of elbow grease. My first job was stripping furniture for an antique shop located in a small town in Kansas. I have had a number of adventures and occupations since then, but the most rewarding and empowering endeavors were the ones where I made something out of nothing using my own two hands, and teaching others how to do the same thing.