• No longer F-A-T

    Heck of a post title right?! Well, I’m not talking about me being fat…instead I’m referring to the faux metal letters we have going on in our kitchen. Remember the Anthro-inspired zinc letters from this post? Well, last time I was having a bit of trouble with the letters looking like they read “FAT” instead

  • Utensil Holder Featuring My Favorite Recipe

    Utensil Holder Featuring My Favorite Recipe

    Today is a very special day…it’s my Meme’s Birthday! To celebrate this fabulous day, I want to share a homemade gift I made for my grandma a few years back. It’s a utensil holder for the kitchen and acts as a catch-all for spatulas, whisks, and everything in between.  I must say it’s quite the

  • A Gold & Glamorous Brunch

    A Gold & Glamorous Brunch

    Good morning sunshines! As we prep for a gold and glamorous new year, these rookies are all about GLAM here on DIY Playbook. We’re putting a twist on a traditional brunch, and adding a touch of gold to really make your breakfast accessories shine. A ladies’ brunch (or festive New Year’s par-tay) is not complete without

  • Upcycled Planter Box

    Remember that random old planter we had in our entryway? We removed it from the half wall, but we were left with this random tin box that had no real purpose. Until now! We decided to finally give the “old planter” what we think it deserves. 1. Real life, living Flowers 2. A place to

  • Vanity Makeover

      (Disclaimer: We have partnered with New Uses to bring you this post. The information and opinions expressed are 100% our own, and are not influenced by New Uses.) Fact: I have never really put on my make-up while in a bathroom. I know a lot of ladies are totally cool with the normal tradition

  • Bourbon Bottle Soap Dispenser

    Bourbon Bottle Soap Dispenser

    Like most men, my dad is into “swill.” Yep, we’re an Irish family and we definitely like to get our swill on. Lately, my dad is digging bourbon whiskey. Single malt, single barrel…I don’t really know much about the stuff…but I do know that he loves it! So I thought it would only be fitting

  • Updating an Old Chalkboard with Pink Spray Paint

    Updating an Old Chalkboard with Pink Spray Paint

     Sometimes when we’re out shopping, on the hunt for our latest and greatest treasure, we come across something unexpected. Last time we visited New Uses we found this old, beat up chalkboard. Many would bypass this hidden beauty. But Bridget & I gave her a good once over instead. Yep, she was definitely dirty. But

  • Upholstered Bench with Nailhead Trim

    Upholstered Bench with Nailhead Trim

    Upholstery projects can be incredibly intimidating. Trust me, I’ve been there. In fact, my first ever DIY was reupholstering 4 dining room chairs. They were in Finn’s family for decades, and his mom gave them to us to makeover. #nopressure We were absolute newbies, and I remember googling every step of the way. Fast forward

  • Tool Storage Solution

    With all of the DIY projects going on around here, our tool collection is definitely growing! In fact, I recently purchased my first power tool…a cordless drill! (Post all about my new toy coming soon, I promise). We bought 2 magnetic knife holders from Ikea a while back, and only ended up using one in

  • Our Home’s Half Birthday

    Happy 1/2 Birthday to the Longview Lodge! It’s been 6 months since Matt and I closed on the charming house that we now call home. To honor this fabulous occasion, we are celebrating with a new DIY project dedicated to our baby lodge. We have decided to dress up our entryway with a picture of the gorgeous

  • How to Add a Quote onto a Canvas

    How to Add a Quote onto a Canvas

    I have a tough time living in the present. Instead of enjoying the blessings of today, I find that I’m constantly looking forward to what tomorrow may bring. I’m anxious about the future. Whether it’s me getting excited for the upcoming weekend, or me looking forward to the day I can move home to Chicago

  • Mother’s Day Gift Tags

    Drum roll please…….. All this week we have given you some fabulous Mother’s Day gift ideas: –Free Coffee Printables –How to Make a Wordle Tutorial –LOVE picture Frame –Grandma’s Recipes Frame Display To finish off those adorable gifts, we are celebrating the grand finale with more FREEBIES for you! These cute tags can top off