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Hello friends, its finally fall, my favorite season of the year. In celebration we want to welcome you to Crocktober. I am joining up with some other great gals to usher in October the best way possible…with our crockpots.


October is finally here which means Fall is (hopefully) in the air, life is getting busy, and everyone is getting ready to bust out their slow cookers for the cooler weather. Stephanie from Sustaining the Powers celebrates “Crocktober” with an entire month of slow cooker recipes, so we’re joining together to help her kick it off with a Crocktober Starter Pack Giveaway. Included is a fancy programmable slow cooker (which is the exact kind I have, and I can attest that it is awesome), some slow cooker liners (the best invention ever) and a $100 visa gift card for groceries!



Crocktober Giveaway Hosts

Loaves and Dishes || Bright Green Door || The Gift of Gab || From Bisons to Buckeyes

The Speckled Palate || A Savory Feast || 2 Cookin’ Mamas

 Natasha Red blog || Vintage Frontier || Sustaining the Powers

Giveaway is open to US residents 18 years of age and older. Entries will be accepted via the Rafflecopter below from 10/1/2015 to 10/7/2015 at 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be randomly selected and will be verified. Winner will be emailed and must respond with a mailing address within 48 hours to claim their prize.

Click Here To Enter The Giveaway!

I can’t wait to see what great recipes for our crockpots these ladies come up with.

You might be saying to yourself, what has this got to do with antiques, vintage decor, and DIY’s….well more than you might think.

While my crock pot is an integral part of my kitchen in the fall and winter (I have the very crock pot that we are giving away and I love it!) it is also a big part of my workshop.

I have small crock pot that I picked up for five dollars at a garage sale and I use it to strip paint form antique hardware.

Don’t get me wrong there are times when you want to keep that beautiful, multi-layered, paint patina on hardware, but there are times when you want that paint to come off. Instead of using caustic chemicals, or spending hours meticulously sanding, just grab your trusty crock pot and let it do the work.

Let me clarify though that you would never use the crock pot you use for cooking to strip paint from hardware…or vise versa.

A crock pot is useful for more than just making awesome soup in the fall and winter.

This is some hardware I recently stripped for a window refurb that I did.

I simply placed the hardware in my mini crock pot on low for about five hours and when it was finished the old white paint just fell right off. A quick wipe down and the hardware is good as new.

A crock pot is useful for more than just winter soups.

So here is the plan…fire up the crock pots, get some soup going and while you wait start soaking that old hardware that needs a good cleaning.

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3 comments on “Crocktober!

  1. Wendi
    October 1, 2015

    Hi! I wanted to say hello to the other hosts of Crocktober! Nice to meet you! So I totally thought I would see a recipe if I kept scrolling and then it dawned on me – OH WAIT – crockpots for cleaning hardware?? How COOL IS THAT?? So, what type of cleaning solution do you soak the hardware in? I’m so curious – I’ve never heard of this!!!


    • vintagefrontier
      October 1, 2015

      Hi Wendi. Nice to meet you as well. No cleaning solution necessary. Just good old fashioned water and your crock pot. I usually clean all antiques that I get with a little white vinegar when I get them. But that’s about it.


  2. Lisa B.
    October 13, 2015

    I’ve heard you could do this with a crockpot but never knew anyone who had actually done it. It looks like it works perfectly. Thank you so much for sharing and linking up with us over at the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party!


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