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  • DIY Kid’s Tool Bench

    DIY Kid’s Tool Bench

    I told you guys all about how my nephew turned ONE last week (with these smash cake tips!) but what I didn’t chat about is the gift I gave him for this exciting milestone. I wanted to share the entire process on Insta Stories, but since I was trying to keep it a secret fromKeep…

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  • The Easy Way to Keep Your Outdoor Patio Furniture Dry

    The Easy Way to Keep Your Outdoor Patio Furniture Dry

    Want to keep your outdoor cushions dry? Here are my best tips!

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  • An Inexpensive Master Bedroom Update

    An Inexpensive Master Bedroom Update

    Now that our master bedroom is just about “done” in terms of decorating, I’ve been eyeing each and every piece in this space to make sure I absolutely love it. That’s the fun part about having a room that is done. You can really take a close look at all of the details, instead ofKeep…

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  • Designing a Modern Master Bedroom in Chicago

    Designing a Modern Master Bedroom in Chicago

    Most of the time you’ll find us decorating our own homes here on The DIY Playbook. But since things are a little slow on the home front (more on that here), we agreed to help some friends design their master bedroom. Casey’s brother (Ryan) and his girlfriend (Sarah) recently moved into a GORGEOUS condo inKeep…

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  • Neutral Office with Lots of Secret Storage

    Neutral Office with Lots of Secret Storage

    Much to our surprise my recent neutral office makeover has been one of our most popular “room reveals” to date! We get a lot of questions about items in this room or projects we’ve tackled in here (most notably the DIY barn door) and when we go to address these questions, we have quickly realizedKeep…

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  • How to Fix a Screen Door

    How to Fix a Screen Door

    Want to fix your screen door? Here’s my step-by-step tutorial to get it done right.

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  • How to Style Shelves in your Bathroom

    How to Style Shelves in your Bathroom

    I feel like so many of the things I decorate in my home remind me of the book, “If you Give a Mouse a Cookie.” I know I’ve mentioned this before on the blog, but it just makes me chuckle every time I think about it. If I change one thing in a room, thenKeep…

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  • My Search for a New Coffee Table for our Family Room

    My Search for a New Coffee Table for our Family Room

    Ever since we got a new couch, I’ve been itching to get a new coffee table. Actually, it started with the couch…then it snowballed into building a DIY side table…then adding a new piece of art…then finally the addition of our leather chair. Isn’t it funny how one change in a room can then catapultKeep…

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  • 5 Secret Storage Tricks in the Office

    5 Secret Storage Tricks in the Office

    When I first set out to make over our guest room into an office one of my main goals was to add as much hidden storage as possible. I live in a 1,000 square foot house and storage is at a premium around here. I’m definitely not complaining because the minimal amount of storage really forcesKeep…

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  • 3 Patio Looks to Makeover your Outdoor Space this Summer

    3 Patio Looks to Makeover your Outdoor Space this Summer

    I don’t know about you, but we are both very eager to get our patios ready for the summer months ahead. When you live in Chicago (and you’re cooped up for months at a time!), you tend to spend every waking moment of a nice day outdoors. It’s funny because even on a somewhat niceKeep…

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  • DIY Shiplap for under $100 in the Office

    DIY Shiplap for under $100 in the Office

    I haven’t regretted my decision to paint the office white, in fact, this room has really proven to me how much I LOVE white paint.  However, the white paint could make the room look “flat” without enough texture injected into it. When I added all the furniture and the DIY barn door into this space, IKeep…

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  • Decorating Above the Office Fauxdenza

    Decorating Above the Office Fauxdenza

    Last time I checked in with updates was when I chatted about how the office decor was shaping up on the far side of the room (the shelves + desk). Thank you for your kind words and all of the support… you guys are the sweetest! Today I’m excited to be back sharing updates on theKeep…

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