Entries by Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins}


{Milk Paint 101} – Part 1

Ok, finally back to go do a little 411 on Milk Paint for ya.  I gotten a lot of questions via email, comments and on Facebook when i announced that i was introducing my own Milk Paint line.  I decided to break the post down into 3 parts to make it easier and make this […]

My Big Fat Announcement to the World!!

K guys, im super excited for my big announcement!  If you follow me on Facebook, you will already know that Sweet Pickins will soon have its own line of Milk Paint!  Oh ya baby! ……………… I’m bananas about milk paint and the look that it gives, its like no other paint out there.   Sweet […]

{Gun Cabinet turned Shelving} – before & after

If you follow me on Facebook, you will know that i found this cute little gun cabinet @ goodwill a couple weeks ago.  I actually saw it then decided against it because im trying not to buy any more projects, but then i couldnt stop thinking about it all night.  It had good potential and […]

{Graco Paint Sprayer} – Winner Announced!!

Thanks so much for everyone that participated in the Graco Paint Sprayer Giveaway – i really appreciate everyone that “liked” commented, shared, etc…!!! I loved working with Graco on this giveaway and hope that we can do more like this in the near future – this was for sure a fun giveaway! **All entries were […]

{Milk Paint Dresser} – Before & After

I just got this cute little vintage dresser a few days ago that my dad found.  Its rare that i get a piece that doesnt need a lot of work and i can just get to painting it.  But this was one of the rarities and i got right on it :) The only change […]

{Vintage Shutter Cabinet} – Before & After

I picked up this cute little vintage shutter cabinet a few weeks ago and knew as soon as i saw it just how it should look when finished.  When i see old shutters, i always think chippy vintage green – one of my favorite colors and looks :) To get the chippy, weathered finish that […]


{Backyard Fireplace} – Part 2

K, back today to finally show you guys the finished product of our backyard fireplace :)  In case you missed Part 1, the prepping and building, click here. We left off with this pic…everything is built up and out, and the firebrick is installed. The next step was to build the mantle, cover the cement […]


{Backyard fireplace} – Part 1

Im so sorry – i completely suck it as a blogger!  I hate when i check on blogs that i like and they havent posted for days let alone weeks!  Im no busier than anyone else – we all have tons of stuff to do.  Sometimes though i give myself too much to do with […]

New Shop Listings!

I’ve just put some new listings in the Sweet Pickins Shop!  Click here for more info. …………………………. Vintage Shutter Cabinet Vintage Sewing Cabinet/Side Table Fun Accent Chair Traditional Coffee Table Set of 2 Teak Barstools

New Listings!!

I just wanted to drop in real quick and let you know of some new stuff that i have listed…i havent put these on the “shop” page yet, but you can find them all on my Facebook page and the descriptions for each!  Email me for more info! Waterfall Desk Vintage Cabinet Antique Side Table […]

{Before & After} – Milk Paint Roll Top

A few weeks ago, i scheduled a much needed week of no custom orders.  In some ways i love customs, but it does limit me as far as trying out new paints, techniques, products, etc.  Sometimes i just have to be free of deadlines and trying to give people exactly what they envision so i […]

{Before & After} – Ultra Distressed Bench

My dad found me this sweet little bench a couple weeks ago.  It was one of those that i loved right away and couldnt wait to get it painted.  I loved the lines of the bench and that the paint was already really flaky – flaky finishes are perfect for getting an ultra chippy, distressed, […]

{Before & After} – Antique Bed

I finished up this antique wrap around bed a couple days ago and think it turned out so cute!  I would love to have this is in my little girls room, but sadly her bed is a queen and this one is a full. I think its the sweetest bed and would be perfect in […]

Whats up with me lately…

Sorry i have been MIA lately… Sometimes i am super motivated to blog and sometimes not so much… Right now, it has been a little of lack of motivation as well as just being busy.  There hasnt been one thing in particular keeping me busy, just a bunch of everything.  Santi has been out of town a […]

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Embroidery Hoop Wall

Ever since i saw a pic of something similar about 2 years ago, i have wanted to make an embroidery hoop wall somewhere in my house.  It was one of those pics that i gasped when i saw it – i loved the idea that much! If you follow me on Facebook, you will know […]

{Antique Hutch} – super distressed!

Oh guys  – if you follow me on Facebook, you will know that i am in deep, deep mourning over my beloved super distressed antique hutch!  Seriously – im really sad over this! You see, i had this piece in my house for about 7-8 months or so but i found another piece i liked […]


{Before & After} Antique Dresser w/Denim Treatment

You guys miss me?  Feels like forever since ive posted…clearly i go in spurts, i will try and be better about posting cuz there is lots going on, just nothing is ever finished!  Story of my life :)  I actually havent really even been on the computer at all this week – i feel like […]

{Vintage Record Cab} – before & after

About a month ago i got an email from a super sweet reader saying that she was getting rid of this record cabinet and wanted to know if i wanted it – of course! I brought it home to the garage and couldnt decide what i wanted to do with it.  Either take the record/radio […]

{New Shop Listings}

I just wanted to drop in real quick and let you all know about the new things that i just added to the Sweet Pickins Shop. Also – i set up an Etsy Shop for now just to make things a little easier :)  


{My Bedroom}

I was doing so good trying to post more regularly, but then Santi went out of town for all of last week and i just got busy doing other stuff and i just didnt get around to posting – but im back now :) ……………………….. I am getting ready to do a little re-do on […]

Little painting trick using vaseline

Long ago i posted about using vaseline (petroleum jelly) as a way to get a chippy paint finish.  It just makes it so the paint doesnt stick to whatever you are painting and then when the paint is dry, you wipe away the vaseline.  Easy enough. Vaseline can also be used to cover up things […]

{Vintage Footlocker} – Before & After

I love these quick makeovers that take just a few minutes and have a big impact – kinda like this old footlocker that i got about a year ago.  This is one that is so easy that i almost didnt post about it, but i think its def worth sharing, because who knows who may […]