Hey there, I’m Casey Finn! I’m the Chicago gal and voice behind The DIY Playbook. I love a weekend project, and I’m creating my dream home right here in my favorite city.
- I’m married to my high school sweetheart, Finn. (Finn’s name is actually Mike, but he goes by his last name. Even though I’m now officially Casey Finn, I still call him “Finn”. Old habits die-hard!).
- Most drink champagne on special occasions. For me, it’s my go-to beverage!
- I worked as a TV reporter and producer, before leaving my career to blog full-time in 2018.
- My alma mater is the University of Notre Dame, where I busted a move on the dance team. Go Irish!
I’ve always been obsessed with my surroundings. Even as a kid, I loved “decorating” my room and begged my mom to have clouds painted on my ceiling (spoiler alert: she caved and it looked freakin’ awesome!). After college, Finn and I lived in an apartment with little money left over for decorating our place. I wanted to make it homey and inviting, so I turned to flea markets, garage sales, and DIY projects to get the look I wanted for less. That’s when my love for DIY and all things home began!
I started The DIY Playbook in 2013 as a place to document my projects and showcase the progress on our homes (you can tour our first home right here!). It has since blossomed into a beautiful business, and I’m so lucky to call this my job.
While the blog primarily focuses on home renovations, DIY projects, styling tips, and home decor, I also share our real life together. Finn and I have been struggling to start a family since 2017 and have found so much comfort in sharing our story right here on The DIY Playbook. While we don’t have our happy ending quite yet, we believe it’s our mission to share our experience with the amazing Playbook community.
Home is where life begins. I’m here to inspire you to create the space of your dreams. Together let’s build a home that tells your story.