Cat Nap Inn Prinitives! Congratulations Cat. you are the winner of my handmade victorian oven rack key. Thank you for commenting on The Greentiques Solution and entering the contest. I will be sending you your oven key as soon as I get back from the ICA show.
Fot those of you who have never visited Cat Nap Inn Primitives, you need to take a look. She is a long time crafter, junker, interior designer and oh yeah, cat lover! She has a very fun blog. Here is her link http://catnapinnprimitives.blogspot.com/
For those of you who didn't win, no worries. I am planning another giveaway for April. I will be announcing the details when I get back from the antiques show.
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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.
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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.