Here is my new 2019 Introduction video
My New 2019 introduction video for YouTube is here! I have a link to my bio here as well: https://reneeromeo.com/about-me/
but in case you’d like to read further here, check out my bio below. I have just three small favors to ask of you so that I continue to grow on Google as well as all my social media channels. In fact, the way to grow on the internet is to cultivate as many subscribers, likes and shares as possible. I ask you to do all of those things on my behalf so that I keep ALL of my content absolutely free for you. It takes such little time to click a like button below one of my videos or share a video with friends and family. Most importantly, if you endure watching any of the video ads that appear before my videos, I will get pennies in return for your watch time. Those pennies accumulate to help purchase tools, materials and equipment necessary to keep producing my video content. Thank you in advance..
Who am I?
I am the only girl I know who owns a heavy-duty tile saw and isn’t afraid to use it. It’s not unusual for me to shovel topsoil out of the back of my pick-up truck and host a fancy dinner party in the same day. Over the years, I developed a unique DIY skill set driven by my love of decorating and design. By sharing my hard-earned DIY knowledge with you, I’m sure you can be successful with every project – both big and small – because my step-by-step DIY video tutorials help you achieve the same professional results. My primary focus is on the best possible implementation – not perfect…but perfect enough. Above all, no matter if I decorate a cake or install kitchen cabinets, the end result must be pretty!
Personally, I cultivated my love of DIY while following my father around while he built my childhood home. The first solo project I completed (other than incessantly re-arranging my room) was painting my bedroom at age eleven. Around the same time, my mother bought me my first sewing machine and I taught myself to sew. I eventually toyed with enough patterns that I successfully sewed my own prom dress. My curiosity for cake decorating had me decorating fancy cakes for every family function that came along. They weren’t as pretty as they are now but were still impressive for a young teenager.
My DIY projects continued:
When I was nineteen, I took a weekend class at a local tile store (what nineteen year old girl doesn’t?). Since then, I’ve tiled so many surfaces for so many family members, I’ve literally lost count. My love of fabrics inspired me to teach myself how to reupholster my first chair. It was my Grandmother’s living room chair and it was moving with me to my first home. The project turned out so beautifully that I eventually reupholstered all the furniture in the house.
Large projects really excite me. I’ve hung reams of wallpaper; hung and finished countless rooms of drywall; finished several basements; painted just about every surface in all the homes I’ve lived in (including exterior brick – one brick at a time, to preserve the mortar color); installed brick patios; built decks; landscaped and irrigated yards; gutted and remodeled an entire home that I loved; knocked down walls; installed hardwood floors and the list goes on. Oh, wait…I even spent six months designing this pretty website (which was infinitely more painful than ANYTHING I’ve ever done!).
After graduating design school and as owner of Romeo Design, LLC, I worked on many exciting residential projects throughout Southeast Michigan. My first clients looked to cover naked windows in their brand new homes and I helped them by designing, sewing, constructing and installing fabric window treatments. I’ve also picked so many beautiful paint colors and specified so many gorgeous furnishings and finishes for happy clients in my area, I spread beauty all over the town!
Research, education and determination are all it takes.
My professional journey encompasses designs for simple features to designs for entire spaces. I chose flooring, tubs, cabinetry, hardware and every item in between. As an artist, I applied hand-painted murals, faux-finished white crown molding to look like wood grain and plain walls to look like aged stucco. My design of basement living spaces and conceptualizing and implementing commercial floor plans remain my most rewarding work. I even designed the interiors of my family’s three restaurants (where I learned to make the meanest, prettiest pizza you’ve ever seen). If that weren’t enough, I also decorated a yacht – pinch me!
So, since I’m no longer “for hire”, can I really teach you how to master Do-It-Yourself projects on your own? Absolutely – despite my vast and varied experience and formal education in design, I want to stress that this is not about talent. Neither I, nor any other successful Designer, Decorator or DIYer, has a special claim on being able to complete these projects. We weren’t born with these abilities…we were passionately interested and we learned and developed them. And just as I was taught, I will teach you. All you have to do is sign up for my video updates on the homepage sidebar and get to work! And you’re not just learning, you’re also improving your bottom line.
I’m happy to be able to share my work and designs with you so that you can make your home and life more beautiful too:
I’ve been swinging a sledge hammer, operating a chain saw and baking birthday cakes so that when I pocket the savings, I can buy more raw materials to do more projects. Think of my website as a DIY Playbook that solves all of your decorating and design problems. I will either help you embrace your space or help you change it into something you love. There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction that comes with completing a project by doing it yourself!
I hope you enjoy watching my new 2109 introduction video