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Peace Sign with Paper Flowers – Tutorial

Im back.  And if you notice, its only been a week since i posted last, not 6 months!!  Im so on a roll ;) So – if you remember, ive been re-doing my entry way.  Last time i posted about it, i had just put up the vintage cupboard over my blue dressser.  Well, now both of those are gone.  I just couldnt work with that cupboard as much as i loved it, so im going to use it somewhere else.  Where, im not sure yet – but i love it and it will find a new home somewhere. Anyways.  Ive recently refinished a buffet for me, its pink!!!  If you follow me on facebook you have already seen it.  Looks like a new blog post is in order about the buffet as well.  The new pink buffet is now in my entry way and i will be doing a […]

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Shaken or Stirred? Mixing Milk Paint

Seriously – 6 months is how long its been since posting here, 6 months people!  Its a good thing for facebook!  I just find FB so much easier these days to check in and keep everyone updated.  And my how 6 months has flown right on by!  Our Sweet Pickins Milk Paint line is doing amazing and keeping me so busy.  In fact its so busy that ive now had to schedule (and stick with it) days to work on the computer instead of out painting (i would much rather be painting though!) – and part of this new schedule i am making for myself includes getting back to this blog and posting regularly again :) …………………………………………………………………… Anyways – lets have a chat about mixing up milk paint.  I find that this is one of the things that intimidates people the most about using milk paint.  But the fact that […]

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Milk Paint 101 – Part 2

Oh my hell – there i went and disappeared again!  I’m getting really good at that! I hear crickets chirping – is anyone still reading this thing?! But seriously – i introduce back  i think in July that i was coming out with my own line of milk paint and then i go missing….not the best move on my part but i have been so so busy!!  Sweet Pickins Milk Paint is going really well – good thing i have Facebook!  I just find Facebook so much easier these days – its just so quick!  Blogging is so not quick! Anyways, as i was saying, Sweet Pickins Milk Paint is selling like crazy and we are having a hard time keeping the shelves stocked – that’s a good problem to have if you ask me!  I believe we are also in 8-9 stores right now too, even coming to Canada […]

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Sweet Pickins Milk Paint Giveaway – Winner & Now Accepting Dealers for Sweet Pickins Milk Paint!

I completely forgot to announce the winner on Saturday – we got busy with the weekend and i never got on the computer…. The winner of the bucket full of paint is entry #605 Yazmin Barrera!!  I have sent you an email and you have 48 hours to claim your prize :) ………………………………………… Also, im really excited that we are now accepting dealers for Sweet Pickins Milk Paint!  Ive announced it on FB and already have a few stores that we are working with – im really excited to take the Sweet Pickins Milk Paint to this next level! If you are interested in becoming a dealer please email me – sweetpickinsdealers@gmail.com

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Sweet Pickins Milk Paint Giveaway!!! – Giveaway Ended

Im giving away this awesome prize pack to one lucky reader!!  Everything that it includes is on the pic and will definitely get you started on your next painting project!! I just wanted to show my appreciation for all the support and encouragement for my blog/FB page/customers – i appreciate you all and couldnt be doing what i am doing without you guys!! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment here about what you would paint with your milk paint and for an extra entry “like” my FB page – thats it!!  Winner will be announced Saturday 10/19/13 (giveaway closes 10/17/13 @ 10:00 pm mountain time). (prize pack can only be mailed to US winners only – sorry!) **GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED** Remember, my ONLINE SHOP for Sweet Pickins Milk Paint is now up and going!!  You can place your order anytime!!! Sweet Pickins Shop

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Milk Paint 101 Class – During Reclaimologists Boutique

I just wanted to drop in real quick and let you all know that i will be teaching a short class on the basics of milk paint in Oct.  I have posted all the info on Facebook – but if you havent seen it here it is! ………………………………. Class will be held during the  Reclaim-ologists and Other Crafty Chicks boutique next month!  Here is all the info and what you need to do if you want to come! Come and learn the basics of painting with Milk Paint with Sausha from Sweet Pickins. In this class you will be provided with all supplies to paint a basic small picture frame and learn the basics of distressing and waxing with a painted mason jar. You will take home one 1.5″ in brush, one pint of Sweet Pickins Milk Paint in your color choice, your painted frame and your distressed/waxed mason jar as […]

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{Antique Washstand} – Before & After

Hey!!  My online shop is now up and going!  I still have a few tweaks to make and i need to go in and edit some descriptions to make things more clear – but you can now order from there.  I would love feedback – so please give!! ……………………………………….. So – i picked up this cute little washstand a few weeks ago and couldn’t wait to paint it.  When i posted on Facebook that i was going to paint this piece i got quite the reaction about painting over “good wood”!!  Its so funny the comments i am seeing everywhere these days about that subject – but that’s another post for another day :) This is one of those pieces that is perfect for Sweet Pickins Milk Paint!  I loved the carved detailing of the flowers and the piece was in great shape so it didn’t require any prep work. […]

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Milk Painted Mason Jars

And im back…is anyone out there still?! My Sweet Pickins Shop is now open – we are still working out some kinks and still working on updating some things, but you can now go here to purchase Sweet Pickins Milk Paint and brushes.  Im really excited about this next step and cant wait until its fully up and running. If you follow me on Facebook (where i havent disappeared and still keep in touch with the outside world!!) – you will have seen these painted mason jars that i did about a month ago.  This is one of my favorite all time pics that i have ever taken.  I LOVE fresh colorful flowers, i LOVE mason jars, i LOVE any old metal, i LOVE old gray weathered wood and i LOVE my milk painted jars – so this picture was pure perfection.  It just makes me happy :) After posting […]

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Unplanned Blog Break…Be Back Next Week…For Reals!

So i wasnt planning this little blog break – but life has been so busy lately.  I have SO many emails, blog comments, FB messages and posts to reply too and there are just not enough hours in the day, but just know that i am working on getting caught up :)  I just wanted to check in and let anyone know thats still out there reading that i am still alive. 1.  I got a new computer a few weeks ago and for some reason i am having the hardest time getting my pics transferred – i can only get half of them on my new computer and they arent the half i need for posts i need to do.  Figures. 2.  Kids are both finally back in school as of yesterday so i can finally get back into a routine again.  Phewww 3.  I have been so busy […]

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{Celery Flowers} – before & after

I saw this technique of painting with celery years ago and forgot all about it until the other day when i ran across it somewhere online.  Its super easy and makes the cutest little flowers :) My husband Santi found this antique table a couple weeks ago and i kept thinking that i needed to do something different with the top since its kinda a fun accent table.  Its not large enough to be a dining room table (except for a smaller space of course) but it would be really cute in a playroom, patio or even a little girls room. I figured this would be the perfect piece to try out the flowers. I gave the table a couple coats of Snow White Milk Paint and then distressed the table with an orbital sander for the top and a sanding block for the legs. After getting the table ready […]

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