Friday, January 6, 2012

Feature Friday: Emily from Sawgrass Home

Today I am happy to introduce a new blogger, Emily from Sawgrass Home.  She just started blogging recently, but you can tell that she has been bitten by the decorating and DIY bugs!  Be sure to visit Sawgrass Home to learn more about the projects below and for some great tutorials as well. 

Buenos Dias everyone! My name is Emily and I am so excited to be
feature here on Saved by Suzy (it's my first featured post!) I
recently started a DIY blog with my hubby Jon (a.k.a Don Juan). We
purchased our first home in South Florida about two years ago. It was
both an exciting and overwhelming experience. The house had been in
foreclosure and needed a good amount of work. After we got the
essentials up and running, it was pretty much up to me to well, make
the house feel like a home. Don't get me wrong, Don Juan does his
share, but this little señorita is apparently very picky when it comes
to decorating... yet I have NO decorating experience or "know how"
whatsoever...go figure.

I found myself venturing out to places like Ikea, Target, & Homegoods
to try and transform my home (on the cheap). Instead, I circled these
stores for HOURS, developed MASSIVE migraines, and left with NOTHING.
I eventually just gave up. But thankfully there was still hope.
After all, I had also learned at the time about a little ol' blog
known as Young House Love. If you're a blogger then you know who I'm
talking about. They were just like Jon and I. Young, on a budget,
and with a dream of living in a beautiful home.

So after two years of reading, learning, and building confidence, I
have finally decided to give the whole decorating thing another try
(and blog about it through the process). My first real moment of
success came this past December when I dared to paint stripes in my
hallway. That's not something the average Joe does but it's definitely
something that bold, courageous, and confident bloggers/DIY-ers would
do! So here's our hallway before...
Talk about lack of motivation eh?

And here she is after!

HA! It can be done! I'm NOT a decorating failure! Thank you blog world
and Pinterest!
 That's a tiled mosaic mirror made by yours truly! And here are the
shelves I made too!

Ah yes, it's been quite the adventure getting to this point. But
there is no going back now. I have the confidence, I have the
internet, and I have that decorating itch that just wont go away. Up
next, the dining room. Onward!

MUCHAS gracias Suzy for allowing me to share my story on your blog. It was fun!


Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Oh Miss Emily! I'm officially impressed! I *love* that mosaic mirror, it turned out are quite the little DIYer! And I'm always down for a striped hallway (c: Great guest, Suzy!

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

Oh I Love the stripes, they look amazing!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

those stripes are awesome! i need to go check out her blog!

Taylor Morgan said...

love the stripes! I painted stripes in our apartment too and just love them! your place is looking great! great job :)


Emily Banke said...

I'm so glad that you girls like what I've done. It's a huge confidence boost and the best encouragement to keep going. Thanks again Suzy!

natasha {schue love} said...

LOVE the stripes!! So so pretty! And subtle enough to not be overly busy for the hallway! Great job!!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

The stripes really bring that hallway to life! Look forward to seeing you decorate your house and blog about the process!

Emerson Grey Designs said...

I have a weak spot in my heart for stripes. Love! And I understand being new to the blogging world...congrats on your first feature, that is so exciting!!!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Great paint job on thos stripes and that mirror is very impressive as well as the shelving. Thank you for introducing us to a new blog, Suzy!