Stefanie Schiada is author of the lifestyle and design blog Brooklyn Limestone. Started to record the renovation of a 100-year-old home, her blog also includes DIY projects, travel and entertaining.


Playhouse Makeover with Paint

by Stefanie Schiada on May 27th, 2014

Parenthood can sometimes mean putting up with some decor faux pas for the sake of our littles’ enjoyment. While this is sometimes unavoidable (I’m…

Categories: Before & Afters, Color, Nurseries


3 Big Myths About Choosing the Right Paint Color

by Stefanie Schiada on May 13th, 2014

Choosing the right paint color can feel like daunting task but by avoiding these few simple pitfalls, you can make confident choices that you will love…

Categories: Getting Started, Planning Your Project


How to Paint a Small Space a Dark Color without Making it Feel Smaller

by Stefanie Schiada on April 1st, 2014

Do you love the architectural interest of an old home’s molding but weren’t lucky enough to inherit it? Have you ever wanted to paint a small space a…

Categories: Color, How to Paint


Upcycle an Old Window With a Little Paint

by Stefanie Schiada on March 6th, 2014

Want to add some vintage charm to your living space on a small budget? Want the artwork on your walls to reflect something personally important to you?…

Categories: How to Paint


Hot Color Trend: Mint is the New Black

by Stefanie Schiada on November 20th, 2013

The saying “What was old is new again…” has never been more applicable than the latest hot color.  Mint is the new black!    Right now this color is…

Categories: Color, Getting Started, Inspiration


Paint Color Samples: The 5 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid

by Stefanie Schiada on October 21st, 2013

There you are, at the store, staring at a wall of paint color samples in every shade imaginable and simply overwhelmed by the choice. Even if you…

Categories: Getting Started, Painting Tips, Planning Your Project


When "Matching Curtains," What Do You Match To?

by Stefanie Schiada on September 13th, 2013

The topic of matching curtains to your decor may seem like a trivial decision but when you consider the sheer expense of window treatments, it’s a…

Categories: Bedrooms, Color, Inspiration, Planning Your Project


Not Your Typical White Dresser Makeover

by Stefanie Schiada on August 6th, 2013

So you’re considering a dresser makeover but not sure what to do. It’s happened to all of us – you’ve found that piece of furniture that has the right…

Categories: Before & Afters, Color, How to Paint, Inspiration, Painting Tips


Painting a Vintage Bathtub

by Stefanie Schiada on July 18th, 2013

Whether you were fortunate enough to have one in your home already or your are midway through scouring the salvage yards to find one to bring home,…

Categories: Bathrooms, Color, Inspiration


Dive into Deep Blue

by Stefanie Schiada on June 13th, 2013

There are few colors that have greater appeal than a rich, deep blue. If you find the right shade it can be edgy, dramatic, stylish, preppy, timeless…

Categories: Color, Inspiration, Planning Your Project

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