Reader SOS: Creating a Gallery Wall Around a TV

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Do you guys remember our #DIYPlaybookSOS series? We’re not surprised if you’ve forgotten all about it, because it has been a heck of a long time since we’ve virtually tackled a reader’s space (you can check out the first one right here!) To bring you up to speed on this post format. Essentially, it’s a… Read More »

6 Ways to Decorate with Picture Frames

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We both head to Michaels craft store at least 1-2x per month. Some of our favorite Michaels items include their basket selection, faux florals, and their amazing variety of picture frames. If we’re heading to the store the chances that a new frame hops into our cart is pretty high. But who doesn’t love picture frames?… Read More »

Happy Hour No. 7

Bridget & CaseyFebruary 28, 2017 Comments
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To us, Happy Hour is a time to sit back, relax, and catch up with friends. It’s a time to chat about everything and anything, and that’s exactly what we bring to DIY Playbook’s monthly Happy Hour. We want these monthly posts to be a chance to catch up with friends and bring just a… Read More »

Finding Your Personal Design Style: Step 1

Bridget & CaseyFebruary 27, 2017 Comments
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The Problem Far too often we chat with readers or receive emails asking for advice on how they can figure out their personal design style. These readers usually report that they know they don’t love what they have in their current space, but aren’t sure what to replace it with because they don’t know their style.… Read More »

Choosing New Pendant Lights for our Master Bathroom

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One of the things I love about having a DIY blog about my home projects is the accountability it provides. I feel like if I mention a task on the blog, then I better get around to doing it…even if it is months later! You guys may remember this post about my disdain for our… Read More »

Our New Ceiling Fan and 10 Tips to Install your Own

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Ever since we moved into our condo (about 1.5 years ago…time is flying!), I have been meaning to swap out the ceiling fan in our master bedroom. It worked just fine, but wasn’t entirely our style. The wood matched the color of our hardwood floors before we stained them darker. So this light wood fan,… Read More »

What Does Casey Wear to Work?

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Last week, Bridget shared some insight into her day job as a high school teacher. Today, it’s my turn to dish the scoop on my “real job” outside of the blog and the clothing I choose to wear to work each day. But in order to explain my work wear and current day job, we… Read More »

Choosing The Right Throw Pillows for a Gray Couch

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I recently joined Bridget in the “gray couch club” and I’m a very excited member. We are loving our new sectional (read more about it here), and are obsessed with the style, color, and overall look of this piece of furniture. But when we got the new couch, I was at a loss as to what… Read More »

How to Save Money When you Live in a Big City

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Every February, Finn & I partake in what we lovingly refer to as “Frugal February.” After the craziness of the holidays and the overspending that usually takes place on gifts, we like a month in the new year to reset and save money for the year ahead. For the past few years we’ve participated in… Read More »

How to Organize your French Door Refrigerator

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[Disclaimer: We have partnered with Maytag to bring you this post. All opinions are our own and are not influenced by Maytag. Thanks for supporting the brands that support this blog!] Even though I’m a fairly organized person, I have a really hard time keeping our refrigerator organized. In fact, my husband always prefers to… Read More »