Friday, October 16, 2015

Showing off Erin!

Hello my friends! I hope you had a great week and have a wonderful weekend planned! I've been busy at work on the kitchen backsplash wall -- I'll update you on that next week, at least that's the plan. :)

Today I'm sharing one of the SWEETEST bloggers out there, Erin from Living Pretty on a Penny. She is lovely and I've been meaning to share her spaces with you for awhile.

I think I've shared my favorite room of hers before, but if so it's so good I'll do it again. I LOVE the living room she recently finished up:
white accent wall with trim
She did such a lovely job on this space and she is a pro at finding thrifted items -- that sofa was from Craigslist! And that cane chair? Found on the side of the road. Awesome!

Erin shared how she made the pretty "X" table in this room here
DIY X coffee table
I love that table -- it's such a warm addition to the space.

Simple bookcases made a big difference in her family room -- those empty walls are hard to figure out:
bookcases by fireplace
You can see how she tiled over the old brick hearth here!

So Erin did something in her kitchen that may surprise some (and make others cheer I'm sure!) -- painted white cabinets dark! I LOVE it. It works so much better in her space:
white to dark kitchen cabinets

So much richer and warmer and works great with her countertops. Go check out the (fairly) simple cabinet transformation here

I know it's getting to be too chilly for outdoor spaces for some of you, but others are just now enjoying being outside for the first time in months! Erin recently redid her deck with a power wash and a beautiful set up: 
small deck set up
Her deck is not huge so I like that she shows how it's still possible to make it both useful and a beautiful spot. Love it!

And finally, one of my favorite spots in Erin's home, because it's functional and pretty…and because of the dark doors
dark gray interior doors
I love the dark gray! I waffled between dark gray and black for our doors and went with the latter. Both look amazing. It's a change that adds tons of character to your house!

I hope you'll check out Erin's blog this weekend -- she does such a beautiful job and does it without spending a ton of money. A girl after my own heart!

Have a great and safe weekend!


  1. Sarah, I cannot thank you enough! I absolutely love your blog and have been a fan of yours for years. As I always tell you, I love every single square inch of your home and I truly thank you for featuring me. It means a whole lot! Thank you for always inspiring.

  2. I'm about to start following her blog now! Those rooms are just gorgeous, and I'm always looking for ideas for brighten up my house!

    Lauren :)

  3. Great share and great finds Erin!

    Eboni ||

  4. Erin and her husband are such great DIYers. I'm always blown away by the things they build together for their home. So nice to see her featured here!!

  5. Such great spaces! I have already added her to my bloglovin. :) I am obsessed with that coffee table. Definitely one to follow.


  6. Erin is the sweetest, and I just adore her style. She has created a beautiful home. And, her little one is so adorable!!

  7. Great finds! These are wonderful spaces. I love your style. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I love your blog:) Have a nice weekend!

  9. Hi,
    I like your website and articles. These are so inspirational for me who work daily to make something new for home decor.

    Please take a look into my home decor store as well for mandala tapestries, quilts, cushions, pouf and ottoman and let me know if I can help you in something mutually.


  10. Great feature, I love Erin! She has a beautiful family and such great talent!

  11. Great blog feature and some great rooms! That first room is so lovely, and you would never guess all that furniture is either found or made.

    Great decorating Erin!! Thanks for sharing :)

    Lauren Baxter | Lovely Decor


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