Casey’s First House

Enjoying our Chicago condo home tour

Come take a tour of our Chicago condo. We lived in this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom space for 3.5 years and put a lot of love into this space. To see the before and after of our entire home, check out this post.  And below is a video walk-through tour of the entire space.

Master BedroomChicago condo tour with light bedroom spaceGray bedroom with leather bench

Stained Floors // Paint Colors // Rug // Dresser // Curtains // Bamboo Shade // Nightstands // Ceiling Fan Install // Adding Hints of Black // Master Bathroom Lights // Master Bathroom Shelving // Leather Bench // Mirror // Jewelry Drawer // Striped Pillows // Bedding Updates

Campaign style nightstand and white bedding
Master bedroom space with mirror

Home OfficeHome office in a bedroom

Office: Chicago Condo Tour| DIY Playbook

Home Office Setup // Organizing a Small Work Space // Getting Organized for the Week Ahead // How to Hide Desk Cords // Our File Cabinet

Guest RoomNavy guest bedroom

Guest Bedroom: Chicago Condo Tour| DIY Playbook

Guest room over a credenza

Wood Wall Part 1 & Part 2 // Choosing a Navy Paint // Painting the Guest Room // Ceiling Light // Hardware & Sconces // Building the Fauxdenza // Gallery Wall // Guest Room Reveal // New Mattress // Champagne Button

Living Room Bright family room in a Chicago condo home

Built-ins: Chicago Condo Tour| DIY Playbook
White built-ins with leather chair

Built-ins // Couch // Bar Cart // Rug // LED lights on TV // Indoor Plants // Our Sectional // Built-In Updates // Leather Chair // Side Table // Art // Coffee Table // Record Console // Fireplace Before & AfterFireplace makeover

 Kitchen & Dining Room

Kitchen: Chicago Condo Tour| DIY Playbook


Faucet // Subway Tile // Lighting // Faux Roman Shade // Dinner Bell // Hallway Board & Batten // Dining Room // Our New Appliances // Laundry Room // Laundry Room Doors // Our Letterfolk Sign 

Entryway: Chicago Condo Tour| DIY Playbook

Guest Bathroom

guest bathroom reveal
guest bathroom reveal

guest bathroom reveal soap nicheGuest Bathroom Reveal & Sources // What We Learned DIY’ing our Bathroom  // Storage Solutions in a Small Bathroom

Outdoor PatioSmall city patio and balcony space

How to Stain a Deck // Our Outdoor Patio // Prep Patio for SummerOutdoor patio space in the heart of ChicagoOutdoor space in the city of Chicago

A neutral paint color palette for a home

Thanks for Stopping By!Home Sweet Home with the Finn family


How I Keep My House Clean // My Home’s Paint Colors




The Year of Casey

Hey there!

I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m a Chicago gal teaching you how to design, DIY, and maintain your home…by yourself! Learn more about me right here.

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