My All-Time Favorite Projects from Our First House

In some ways, I feel like we just moved into our first house last year and in other ways, I feel like we’ve been there forever!

The past 5 years have been everything we could have asked for and more from our first home. Although this house was only 1,100 square feet it definitely kept us busy! As a final way to celebrate our time in this red brick ranch, I figured I would take one last look back at the projects that helped make this house our home sweet home — yearbook style. (cue the tears)

Most Popular – Office Makeover

Most Outdoorsy – Modern Address Plate

Biggest Risk Taker – Navy Headboard

Best Saver – Budget-Friendly Bathroom Makeover

Most Likely to Be President of the Investment Club – Outdoor Makeover

Best Lesson Learned – DIY Epoxy Garage Floor

Most Likely to Travel the World – Hallway Travel Frames

Techiest – Installing the Nest & a Touch Faucet

Everyone’s Best Friend – Painting Our Front Door Blue

Best Couple – DIY Dining Room & Family Room 

Most Likely to Steal the Show – Adding Built-Ins

Most Stubborn (although still one of my favorite projects) – DIY Faux Window Boxes

Best Spirit Wear – Holiday Home Tour

Most Hardworking – Laundry Room Drop zone and Entry Drop zone

Unlikely to Be in The Spotlight – Kitchen

Teacher’s Pet (aka My Favorite Purchase) – Work Hard and Be Nice to People Print

Most Underutilized – Guest Room

Summer School’s MVP – Patio Makeover

Most Grateful – US!!

We could not be more grateful for the time we spent here. I learned SO much about myself, my style, DIY, and homeownership from this first house and have made so many amazing memories surrounded by family and friends. This house may not be our forever house, but it sure has secured a place in our hearts forever.

Goodbye Longview, we’ll miss you!!


The Year of Casey

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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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