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Mannnn….I suck at this.

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Hey y’all. I’ve been feeling really down and out about my design plan lately. Every DIY project I’ve done just isn’t doing it for me anymore. It’s gotten to the point that I’ve given up. Literally. Let me break it down:

I don’t like my table anymore.

The wood is too thin. The legs are rigged up in a bootleg fashion. It wobbles. The color is still good for me. But everything else…no.

 

My dogs ruined my rug. 

It was nice for several weeks. All I needed was a rug pad underneath to stop the sliding and give it some cushion. Then one fateful day, one dog (I suspect that one in the picture – the boy) decided to pee on the floor, getting some on the rug as well. Ugh. That just made me NOT like the rug anymore. I was always vacuuming up dog hair and NOW THERE’S URINE?!?!? Oh, hellz no. And the paint was fading in some spots. It just wasn’t what I thought it’d be. Maybe it’s my own fault for 1) not crating my dogs when I left that day and 2) not heat sealing the paint after I finished the project. SIGHHHH!!!

I started making some no-sew striped curtains. I hung one panel and HATED IT! Lord. Give me strength.

I’m living in this fabulous condo and I feel so much pressure to make it great. I’m afraid I’m not living up to the challenge.

I look at my favorite house blogs like MerryPad, YoungHouseLove, and House Tweaking and I just feel like I don’t know what I’m doing anymore. Their ideas all look so simple in theory, but in practice….it’s another thing honey.

HELLLLPPP!!!!

tm.

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House Tour

So…here’s my place, room by room. I can’t wait to make it more….ME!

From the dining area, here's a view of the foyer, living room, half bath (red), and kitchen.

The dining area with its fabulous exposed brick and huge windows

The stairway and the downstairs hallway

Master Bedroom (there's a HUGE closet behind those doors)

Guest Bedroom #1

Downstairs Guest Bathroom

Office/Guest Bedroom #2

Me twirling around still in disbelief that this beautiful place is MINE!

New Year. New Blog

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Hey y’all!

OMG! It’s been forever since I was on the blog scene. My first blog was actually a class requirement back when I was in ad school. Considering the fact that I’m a writer, I don’t really know why my blogging slowed and my vlogging picked up…probably because I’m SO DAMN FUNNY, but I digress. This blog is completely different than any other I’ve done. This one will be all about the decorating and DIY projects I’ll be attempting around my first place—a duplexed condo in Chicago, IL that I closed on in September, 2011.

The building: A gorgeous gray stone

Jumping for joy in my new place after I closed!

I’ll be posting here and doing some DIY videos on YouTube (that I’ll be posting here, too, of course) so that you guys can all be inspired to do things in your own homes. And hopefully this will motivate me to get some projects done around this place.

You can call me Tracie, but my family calls me TracieMae. And we’re all family in here.

Welcome to mi casa! And here’s to all of our future DIY fun!

tm

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