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    DIY Subway Art

    Subway art has been a HUGE trend in the decorating world for a while now.   I’m making my grand entrance to the subway lovin’ party a little late…but better late than never right?! This gorgeous piece from Restoration Hardware was the art that started it all. Source But at $850 that just was not gonna cut it

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    Personalized Wall Art

    Sometimes when decorating a room, I’m tempted to just go to Home Goods or Bed, Bath, & Beyond and find some matchy matchy art for the walls. Easy peasy and it’s guaranteed to bring a little bit of color to my walls. I used to do this all the time. Finishing a pink and orange

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  • Bathroom Cabinet Makeover (Part 1 of 2)

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    Bathroom Cabinet Makeover (Part 1 of 2)

    For the past few months, I’ve been searching for a nice little cabinet to go in my bathroom. But, I haven’t had much luck and this little guy has been sitting awkwardly in the corner since we moved in. Sorry about the terrible iPhone pic…but you at least get the point. I wanted a piece

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  • Spray Painting a Side Table

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    Spray Painting a Side Table

    Meet this cute, quirky table top. Price…FREE!! When I spotted him in the garbage, I quickly swooped him up and was bound to highlight his wonderful potential. I added a few coats of white spray paint and… … that’s it!!! It was that easy to take this old table from drab to fab for super cheap.

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  • Shutter Picture Boards

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    Shutter Picture Boards

    Everytime I go into our Habitat for Humanity Restore, I get weirdly excited over all of the old wooden doors, windows, and kitchen cabinets…with every item under $20. Then, I realize that I don’t actually own a house. Bummer. Since there will be no loft renovations in our future (gotta keep the landlord happy), I opted out of browsing

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  • Stenciled Bookcase

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    Stenciled Bookcase

    So, I’ve had this white bookcase for years now. I think I must have purchased it way back in college for about $30. It has since moved all over with me, but has somehow always been a part of my bedroom decor. For the past year, it sat in our bedroom looking like this… Pretty

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The Year of Casey

Hey there!

I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.