Friday Guest Blog Interview: Brooklyn Limestone

If you spend your spare moments reading wonderful diy/home renovation blogs then surely you’ve heard of today’s guest blogger. But even if you haven’t, you’re in for a treat!

I began following Mrs. Limestone (the creative genius behind a beautifully & serenely decorated – you guessed it – limestone in the heart of Brooklyn) a while back and was thrilled when she offered to share a bit of her experience and suggestions today.

Her before & afters are stunning and her daily posts – be it about travel, photography, projects or inspiration – are all a joy to read. The true heart of the blog lies in the hard work and creative sweat that goes into transforming a 100-year-old house into a beautiful home. Be sure to check out those before & after photos on the site!

Here’s a look at the master bedroom. A pretty talented lady, right?

Stefanie answers the four PDB interview questions (with a few peaks inside her home) just after the jump!…

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Favorite Fabrics: Calico Corners

I owe a big thank you to my fabric sponsor for the Stylish Spaces Interior Design Expo and TV appearance – Calico Corners provided the beautiful fabrics you’ll see over the next few weeks as I get a chance to post these projects and their easy step-by-step directions. ($20 coupon link at the end of this post!)

Projects included updating an old wooden headboard into a beautiful upholstered version, covering several lampshades, creating fun canvas boards, building a magnetic wall board (from an old dresser mirror) covered in a chic aviary print, covering chinese paper lanterns to really ‘spice up’ a party theme, simple diy night lights, using fabric for matting b&w pictures, lining an Expedit Ikea bookcase (this idea is so quick and easy for any bookshelf…) and a few more!

Calico Corner prints are modern, trendy and so fun to sort through to find the perfect look. I have had a wonderful time building quick and easy fabric projects out of the vast online selection and since my expo theme was a ‘design on a dime’ version of how to update your space, I knew that featuring home remodel ideas that involved small amounts of fabric (usually just 1/4 to 1 yard of fabric) was the perfect solution.

Here’s a quick link to a $20 off coupon from Calico Corners to get you started. To find the store nearest you (or order online – that’s the easiest for me!) plug in your zip code on this page.

Designing a Dessert Buffet on a Budget

When I came across this wonderful post over at Amy Atlas I new I had to share – who doesn’t love a beautiful, well thought out show stopper like a pearly white dessert buffet designed and decorated in a very wallet friendly way?

Wedding Obsessed created this delightful table spread for only $40! Going to show that it can be easy and affordable to build a beautiful bar at an easy price. {And it’s so lovely to look at…}

On the menu:

1. 1 bag of large marshmallows
2. 2 Bags of heart shaped chocolates
3. boxes of sugared doughnuts
4. 2 of Boxes of Oreo Cakesters (imitation whoopie pies)
5. Popsicle sticks
6. Mini yogurt pretzels (aka yotzels!)
7. Mini marshmallows
8. 6 dollar store jars (favors)
9. Pink mints
10. Mini cupcake mix with frosting and cherries
11. Mini meringues
12. Heart shaped cookies
13. Sparkling water

Total Cost: $40.00

Decor came in the form of pretty cake stands, spray painted white frames (a quick and easy project with thrift store pictures) and an old desk with a fresh coat of paint.

Keeping to the mission of cheap, cheap, cheap, labels and containers were made out of cut up Valentine’s Day cards, and jars disguised with paper made the perfect containers. Brilliant!

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