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  • DIY Bar Accessories for your Bar Cart

    DIY Bar Accessories for your Bar Cart

    It’s no secret around here, we love a good bar cart (as evidenced by this post, this holiday bar cart, this modern bar cart, oh and this one too!) We heart them because they’re so much fun to style and they also offer great storage for all of your entertaining essentials. I’ve had mine for

  • 6 Steps to a Functional and Fashionable Bathroom

    6 Steps to a Functional and Fashionable Bathroom

    We have one bathroom in our house. ONE! I’m not complaining, just stating the facts. Believe it or not there are actually times I really love having just one bathroom… like when it’s time to clean the house. One and done! Plus, having one smaller bathroom in our house forces us to use our space

  • Half Bathroom Tour

    Half Bathroom Tour

    As a home blogger, it can be a little strange that so many people know exactly what the inside of your home looks like. We try to really open our lives to you guys, and showcasing every inch of our homes is a part of that. I’m not gonna lie, it does make me feel

  • “Real Art” for my Gallery Wall

    “Real Art” for my Gallery Wall

    (We know we told you yesterday that today we’d share all of the details about our Vine video, but that post wasn’t quite ready to go live today. Next week…we promise! Okay now onto the real post for today.) We’ve officially lived in our Chicago apartment for about a year now, and boy oh boy

  • 5 Tips to Style your Nightstand

    5 Tips to Style your Nightstand

    Back in March, we had some fun showing you guys 5 tips to style your coffee table. Well we’re back at it! Today, we decided to tackle a different table top…the nightstand. Often times this spot can be a drop spot for random bedroom stuff. Think used tissues, glasses of water, piles of books, and

  • 10 Tips for Decorative Pillows

    10 Tips for Decorative Pillows

    We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again..and again…and again. We’ve got a serious thing for throw pillows…

  • Decorating Over the Couch

    Decorating Over the Couch

    When you’re a home decor blogger, you expect to get emails from readers looking for the “scoop” on the items you feature and display in your home. We love dishing these details and telling you guys where we’ve found some of our fabulous scores! But there is one frequently asked question that we receive pretty

  • Above the Fridge Decor

    Above the Fridge Decor

    Decorating and styling awkward spaces is…well, awkward. One area I’ve always had a problem styling is above the fridge. If your refrigerator doesn’t fit perfectly snug under your cabinets (or you have no cabinets at all), then you’ll know what I’m talking about. Check out our refrigerator area. Our fridge is short and squat and

  • 5 Tips to Style your Coffee Table

    5 Tips to Style your Coffee Table

    When it comes to home decor, styling tops the list as our most favorite part of the decorating process. Oftentimes we fly through a DIY project, in eager anticipation of the final step…styling the big after shot! We’ve both come a long way in styling vignettes, but we’ve only gotten better with practice and trial

  • My Reading Nook Scores

    My Reading Nook Scores

    Last week I showed you guys our new swag light. Pretty groovy, right? In that post, I promised I would disclose about the chair and little cart, so let’s get right down to it and dive into those details. I originally ordered a gray modern chair for the space with a hefty price tag of

  • Bye Bye Beige in the Bathrooms

    Bye Bye Beige in the Bathrooms

    When we moved into our Chicago pad, we decided to paint the entire place with a fresh coat of gray. Well…I shouldn’t say entire place. We did most of our new condo, but decided to forgo the bathrooms.  Just because bathrooms can be very difficult to paint…I mean c’mon…who wants to crawl behind the toilet

  • Making a Statement

    Making a Statement

    If you’re a regular here on the DIY Playbook, this statement chair is old news. Howeverrrr…. over the past few months I have gotten quite a few questions about where I bought this gem and when One Kings Lane approached us to dish on this little darlin’, I thought this was the perfect chance to