Fab Freebie: Paint Me A Picture

***This giveaway is no longer accepting entries – scroll down to see who won!***

The winner of this week’s giveaway can literally make that request. Because Swedish-born Virginia-based artist Erica Eriksdotter is giving away a commissioned painting worth up to $350. That’s right everyone, put on your fancy pants because soon you could be telling your friends smugly “oh yeah, that beautiful painting over there? I commissioned it.”

We really like the color in all of Erica’s work, and we love that our winner will be able to guide the color and design of their custom work to fit their home perfectly. You can even pick the best size for your space (from a 12 x 9″ up to 16 x 20″). Here’s how to enter:

  • PRIZE: A commissioned painting from Studio Eriksdotter worth up to $350
  • TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “PAINT ME A PICTURE!” and…
  • BONUS QUESTION: …tell us about your favorite piece of one-of-a-kind artwork that you currently own. Maybe it’s a finger painting done by a kid in your life? Something you got on etsy? Or a drawing that you sketched yourself to fill some blank space?
  • GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, November 24th at 8pm EST
  • PRIZE SHIPS: The United States, Canada and Europe!
  • USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday as an update to this post. That’s right, come right back here Thursday morning for the announcement of our winner. Good luck…


Not only do we have one winner, but everyone can get 10% off of anything from Studio Eriksdotter through Dec 9th. Use the code YOUNGHOUSELOVE for any stationery purchase in her Etsy shop or you can contact her directly for art inquiries.

And our very lucky winner (as selected by random.org) is… Ali Moore. Congrats!

Note: We weren’t paid or perk’d for hosting this giveaway, we just take them on to reward our lovely readers! See our Giveaway FAQs page for more info. Pics from Studio Eriksdotter.


  1. Tami says

    Paint me a Picture!

    My favorite one of a kind art is a finger painting my daughter did on her first birthday…it is quite good and makes me so happy when I look at it and realize I will always have that memory of her first birthday!

  2. Dana Z. says

    Paint me a picture!

    We don’t have many one-of-a-kind pictures in our house, but we do have some one-of-a-kind photography from our trips that I love.

  3. Emily says

    PAINT ME A PICTURE! My favorite original piece is one I purchased on ebay when I first moved out on my own. It reminds me of a place in the woods I used to go as a child, and the artist used pretty much every color to depict it.

  4. Traci says


    I am from WV, and I have a charcoal sketch done by a local artist of the Mountaineer stature on WVU’s campus. The sketch itself isn’t the best part. My neighbors got it for me as a college graduation gift, and each of their six kids made their mark on the giant envelope it came in. So cute!

  5. Cara says

    PAINT ME A PICTURE! – My favorite piece of artwork is a drawing of roses and leaves that my mother’s sorority sister drew in 1977. She used pencil and what looks like some water colors to execute the full thing but the cross hatching is gorgeous! Who would of known that something that was given to my mom as a gift back in 1977 would wind up one of my favorite pieces in 2010.

  6. Carolyn says


    My husband grew up on a dairy farm so I took some photos of the cows and hung them all together. (Actually it was a third anniversary gift … the gift of leather? Haha…)

  7. Ashley says

    Paint me a picture!

    My favorite pictures are the ones I’ve painted myself in the house. They are all abstract and simple, but even a few bold colors put on a canvas seem to pop better than your stock scenery/cliche art that is sold at big box retailers.

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