We’re really excited to introduce and feature Tracy Metro in our “Decorating on a Dime” series on Second Hand Social. Tracy is an on-air designer who is currently designing rooms on I Live with My Mom on Spaces TV, all-new home & design channel on YouTube, am designing and building spaces on Oprah Winfrey Network’s show Home Made Simple and am designing a doggie “coming out” ala a debutante’s ball on HGTV’s upcoming special called Posh Pets (airing June 22nd). I’ve designed spaces from homes, to gardens to even a houseboat. If it can be rethought, remade, redesigned I’m REdoing it! Tracy is the Ringmaster of her Domestic Circus… she’s a Foodini, Craftortionist, a Thrift Freak, Clutter Tamer, Strong Woman and Party Thrower. Check out her awesome work:
I’ve bought everything from bathing suits to boats in places ranging from yard sales, to estate sales, to pawn shops and everywhere in between. I don’t discriminate. If it’s a deal and I love it, I BUY IT! Oh, and I’m a diehard dumpster diver. Most of my dining room chairs were scored on the street.
Deciding what to share here has been extremely difficult! It’s like choosing ones’s favorite child (just so you know, I was my parent’s favorite!), so I decided to go from cheap to expensive and to share recent purchases made for I Live with My Mom.
Location of score: Found on the corner of Irving Place x 15th Street NYC
Use: Headboard in Tristan Sierra’s room on I Live with My Mom
Upcycle: Spray paint
Total cost: $4.55
Location of score: Goodwill Upper Eastside NYC
Use: End table in Vincenzo Argento’s room on I Live with My Mom
Upcycle: Added legs to create proper height
Total cost: $12.50
What: 3 record players
Price: $50 total
Location of score: Salvation Army 23rd street x 2nd Ave NYC
Use: Wall décor in Ryan Nach’s Hip Hop music production company office on I Live with My Mom
Upcycle: Added bolts and wire to properly hang
Total Cost: $52.50
What: 1960s cocktail ring
Location of score: Matisse Trading on 47th Street x 5th Ave, Diamond District NYC
Use: To make me happy and remember my time on the show!
Upcycle: None, just cherished by someone new now!
Total Cost: $550
What: 1975 Harbormaster houseboat
Location of score: Marina in Sacramento Delta via Craigslist
Use: Complete and utter recreation for my husband and myself! We call her the Retro Metro (Click Here to Check out the AWESOME Video!
Upcycle: A complete renovation from soup to nuts
Total Cost: Too much to share!
Tracy Metro is the host of I Live with My Mom on SPACEStv, YouTube’s newest home & design channel. Developed, produced and edited entirely by Digital Broadcasting Group (DBG), SPACEStv is a new YouTube channel that provides a unique, fresh angle on home and design for urbanites and cool hunters within the art, fashion, architecture, and design world. Its lean-forward programming slate totally clashes with your old Lazy-Boy, serving up the inspiration and innovation of top designers and hands-on professionals with an advice-driven spirit.
If you’d like to read more about what she has to say about design you can follow her @TracyMetro and DomesticCircus.com.