Browse: Paint

  • How to Find and Hire Affordable Painters

    How to Find and Hire Affordable Painters

    You guys know we LOVE all things DIY around here. But lately, it hasn’t been realistic for me to think we can do everything on our to-do list ourselves…

  • The Mudroom: Painting White Brick and Black Doors

    The Mudroom: Painting White Brick and Black Doors

    Yesterday I shared the backstory behind the mudroom and my design inspiration for this space. But today I seriously can’t wait to show you how much different this space looks now that the brick has been painted…

  • Our Comprehensive Guide to Find Paint Colors for Your Home

    Our Comprehensive Guide to Find Paint Colors for Your Home

    At least once a day, we get the question on the blog or social media…”what is that paint color?” It seems everyone has paint colors on the mind. And for good reason. Choosing the correct paint color can be difficult, and if you go with the wrong choice your entire room may not look the

  • DIY Chicago Flag Adirondack Chair

    DIY Chicago Flag Adirondack Chair

    We talk about creating a home filled with “personality” a lot here on the blog. But what does that really mean? To us it’s all about making your home less generic and more individualized to you and your family. The items you display in your home should explain to guests who you are, what you’re

  • Finding the Perfect Gray Paint Color

    Finding the Perfect Gray Paint Color

    Need a gray paint color for your home? We’ve compiled a list of some of our readers’ favorites…

  • Rookie Painting Tips from a Professional Painter

    Rookie Painting Tips from a Professional Painter

    As many of you already know, my dad is ALWAYS willing to lend a helping hand behind-the-scenes at the DIY Playbook. Although we always vow to each other that we want to tackle our project WITHOUT his help, we always know he’s just a phone call away ready to answer our questions… or avert a DIY

  • How to Remember your Home’s Paint Colors

    How to Remember your Home’s Paint Colors

    Choosing a paint color for your home is difficult! But what happens AFTER you choose that perfect shade? How do you ensure that you’ll never, ever forget that gorgeous color you spent so much time selecting?

  • Rookie Review: Our Paint Colors

    Rookie Review: Our Paint Colors

    A couple of months ago, we started a series called Rookie Review. For our first edition, we provided an honest review of each of our sectional couches, which you can read all about here! Reviewing Our Homes’ Paint Colors In this post, we’re moving onto the 2nd most asked question around here….”How do you like the

  • Does Paint Go on Sale?

    Does Paint Go on Sale?

    Does paint ever go on sale? We’re breaking down the costs and when you’ll get the best deals…

  • Painting the Guest Room Navy

    Painting the Guest Room Navy

    Dutch Licorice. I’ve never tried the candy before, but I must say it is one heck of a pretty dark color. And it just so happens to be the navy paint color we chose for our guest room! Last we chatted about this space, we had the wood wall up (part 1 & part 2)

  • Choosing the Perfect Navy Paint

    Choosing the Perfect Navy Paint

    For quite some time now, I’ve known that I’ve wanted to go BOLD in the guest room. I’m not sure how I came up with the idea that the room had to be navy, but once I landed on that idea…there was no turning back. That room was going to be navy! But the problem

  • 31 Days of Color: Refreshed Mason Jar Organizer

    31 Days of Color: Refreshed Mason Jar Organizer

    It’s officially spring & it’s safe to say we have dreams of fresh flowers, lush backyards, and warm days on our mind. But here in Chicago, those dreams are definitely not a reality. The temps are still fairly brisk (in fact it’s supposed to SNOW tonight?!), so our patios will be neglected for a little