I’m Tracey Hlucky, owner of Redesign on a Dime. I was born and raised in Northeast Ohio, and currently reside in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. I graduated from The University of Akron with a degree in Biology and Chemistry and I’m an adjunct instructor for a local college teaching Anatomy & Physiology.
That’s not what you expected from someone who owns a creative business?
Well, we all need a creative outlet…whether it’s playing an instrument, rocking out to your favorite band, or admiring the work of your favorite artist. Redesign on a Dime is that creative outlet for me. Or, as I often say, my “hobby on steroids”!
I started my business a few years ago as a self-trained interior decorator. I never considered myself an “artist”, but I’ve always had a unique eye for color and I loved experimenting with different fabrics and wall finishes (Venetian plaster, faux finishes, etc.). My transition into making home accessories came from my own experience as a renter. When you rent a house or apartment, you can’t just tear out a wall, change out light fixtures or repaint a wall any color you’d like (Well, you COULD…but I’m assuming your landlord would kick you out pretty quickly!). Instead, you do your best to make your rental a home by adding unique accessories. Fun pops of color in your pillows, unique wall décor and art, or a fabulous piece of furniture (that you and your friends carried up 13 flights of stairs!).
My creative process is very meticulous and time consuming. I spend most
of my time off from my full-time job shopping for fabric and paint or hunting for vintage frames that I can make pretty again.
I’ve got a TON of ideas in my head for projects that I’d love to try out, but
for now, I’m trying to focus primarily on my jewelry organizers and magnetic boards. What I love about what I make is that not only do they add style to your space, but all my pieces are also functional. So, you’re not just hanging
something pretty on the wall, it also has a purpose!
My home accessories are currently featured in several retail stores in Ohio
and I frequently participate in art/craft shows all over the state. I have a Facebook page to promote my business and an ETSY shop where I sell my crafty goodness all over the country. I’m hoping to eventually have my own store front, but for now…all my lovelies are made in my very own living room and are looking forward to their new life in YOUR home!