Entrance Updates

Meet Lord Griswold.
He’s the handsome gentleman that completes Matt’s wonderful family. As the mayor of the neighborhood, Lord Griswold is everything he sounds like and more. He is a humble anchor that uses those charming eyes to win over everyone he meets. Ironically, he is also the focus behind our recent entrance updates.
Four months ago, our laundry room entrance looked like this…
entry way makeover
Four months ago, I had big dreams for this space. I pictured a fabulous gallery wall filled with baskets of mail, a command center, a mirror, and lots of hooks for coats. Reality quickly set in and I soon realized this tiny space limited my gallery wall dreams. I was forced to settle for simple and functional.
target decor

Enter a simple frame, a functional coat hook, and a pop of color.  All thanks to Target’s home decor section, I only spent about $35 total. #score

entrance makeover
This is the picture that now guards our door; Lord Griswold as a sleeping puppy.
Lord Griswold is such an important part of Matt’s life, of course he deserves a prominent display at the Longview Lodge.  One day, I plan on adding more white accessories around “Griz”, but for now… a picture of this sleeping puppy is the perfect touch in welcoming our new guests and winning them over right from the start.
entrance before & after



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.