Slippery Hanger Hack

January 11, 2016
Tired of your clothes falling off of hangers? Here's an easy solution. A small strip of foam weather stripping tape on each side of the hanger will hold your clothes in place. No more slipping and stretching! A longer strip across the bottom of the hanger will also stop dress pants from slipping and prevent hanger lines. Find this tape at any hardware store in the weather stripping aisle. It is often called 'Open Cell Foam Weather Stripping'.
Happy Hanging!




Stretched and Saggy



Cut tape and apply to hanger



Voila!
 

Lighting the perfect Christmas Tree

December 5, 2014


Stringing the lights on the Christmas tree is often the most frustrating part of the whole tree decorating process. You plug it in at the end only to discover large clumps of light, or worse, areas with no light at all. Over the years I have figured out the easiest way to get a tree that is not only well light, but evenly lit. The basic concept will work on a real tree or an artificial tree, although lighting an artificial tree is a bit easier because you can light it as you assemble it. If y...


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Sell your home faster and for more money

June 17, 2014

Did you see Carrie in this past weekend's Daily Gleaner insert - Behind our Real Estate Success? If you're selling your house, Carrie can give you advice on how to get your home ready to sell, so that it sells faster and possibly for a higher price. Check out the Services page to find out more.


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Interior Design basket up for auction

March 20, 2014

Check out Team L.A.U.G.H.s auction for their Haiti Missions Trip later this year.  Among the many great items up for auction is an interior design basket donated by Carrie Greene Interior Design which includes a paint chip organizer, designer sticky note set, pot scrubbie, decorative flowers and two passes to the Fredericton Home Show March 28-30, 2014.

Check out that item and their entire auction here. 

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Luxury on a small scale

August 8, 2013

When we think of a master ensuite, many of us picture a lavish space with a deep soaker tub, multiple sinks, and large expanses of marble. But just because a space isn’t large doesn’t mean it can’t be luxe. This master ensuite by Carrie Greene Interior Design, is proof that you can have glamour on a small scale.

The shower was enlarged from its original size to span the whole width of the bathroom to make it as luxurious as possible. Glass shower doors with exposed hardware are a cont...


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Welcome home!

July 27, 2013
 

Problem
- A client wanted an open concept kitchen/dining/living area. Once the space was opened up, the dining area was right next to the front door. This made both the table and the front door look out of place.

Solution
– About 3 feet of the old wall was kept in place to create a defined dining area. This small wall along with a knee wall on the other side defines the front entrance. The ends of the walls were then finished with decorative pillars. The pillars dress up the entrance area a...

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Colour chip artwork

April 24, 2013
Ever wonder what to do with all those leftover colour chips you have from your last painting project? Here is a great idea.

One of my recent clients used her left over colour chips to create this great piece of artwork. Grouped by colour and arranged from lightest to darkest, these chips make inexpensive but eye catching artwork. A white or black frame would be the best choice so show off the colours. The best part about this idea, aside from the price, is that you can personalize it and use a...

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Who forgot the coaster ?!

November 29, 2012

 

Leaving a hot drink on a table without a coaster can be a BIG mistake. One of my clients found this white ring, the result of a cup of hot tea, on her solid wood cocktail table. We worried it may be permanent but a quick check of the Internet led us to a solution.

We were able to completely remove this stain with a 50/50 mixture of toothpaste and baking soda. (I would avoid whitening toothpastes as the hydrogen peroxide in them may harm the finish.) This is how we did it:

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Organizing on the Cheap

November 9, 2012



Winter is coming, and so are piles of mismatched mittens and gloves! Baskets are one of the easiest and least expensive ways to get organized. I found my supplies at the dollar store. Total cost : under $15.00!

The baskets are placed on a shelf directly above the hall mirror.  Name tags on each one means everyone can easily find their own things, and know where to put them away. No more excuses for mittens on the floor!

 


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Give your kitchen a facelift

July 5, 2012

Not every kitchen renovation has to cost a fortune. Sometimes a facelift is all you need. These are two kitchens I worked on that are great examples of what can be done simply with a can of paint or for a small investment. Both of these kitchens were in excellent condition but were looking a little dated. This kitchen was transformed by painting the wood cupboards in a soft white and changing out the hardware.



Another kitchen received a fresh coat of white paint on the cabinetry, new brus...


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