Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New Carpet!

When we brought this place it came with carpet that was about 2 shades darker than white. Not a good combo when you live in a mud pit, have two dogs and kids. Every time we cleaned it, new stains came up that we didn’t put there. We have been looking for some kind of way to either hide the stains or get some kind of different flooring until we actually redo the floor after we move. The other day at Lowe’s we happened upon a remnant piece of commercial carpet that was half off, and just about the perfect size for our room. New carpet for $58, you can beat that! We thought it wouldn’t be pretty, but at least it would hide a stain and get rid of that other horrible carpet. Here are the before pictures and the after. I start with the ones from when I moved the furniture, showing the stains and also all the stuff shoved into the kitchen. There are many blurry Paul’s in there :).

The new carpet is awesome, I highly recommend commercial carpet for those with pets and kids. We really like it. A LOT!

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First ~ looking into the kitchen, second looking into the living room from kitchen, Paul is standing in the same place for both pictures, and yes we do still have Christmas lights up, they are so cheery they are a permanent fixture.

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Most of those stains are not ours, yucky! Also, getting the new carpet we got rid of the cut outs for the heating vents (we don’t use that heater, so have them covered up).

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More of the yuckiness, and Pepper hiding, well, she was hiding, since normally there are chairs there and she hates storms and it was storming. Also a good look at the cutout things, and half of Paul :).

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Dolores woke up, and she was playing with a pink flyswatter we had just gotten the night before, that is the blurry pink thing. She’s in daddy’s chair.

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Laying out the new carpet to see how it’ll fit (it was just a tad to short in each direction, with some clever cutting we made it fit :) ).

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Paul trying out the new carpet, and Pepper still hiding, she is actually STILL there, it’s been like 12 hours. We did manage to get her to eat and go out ONCE today.

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More fitting the carpet, that is the other cutout for the vent, it’s hidden normally by the desk and one of Paul’s toy keepers.

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Final mess in the kitchen, including Buddy in his crate.

*******After pictures

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Blurry Paul!

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4 comments:

Jen said...

I think the new carpet looks great! Good work.

*just* said...

very cool!

Julie said...

Thanks you guys! It is so much nicer than the dirty carpet :). We are pretty happy with our find and that we got it done so fast :)

Jen ~ I LOVE your picture, Chip has tried wearing Paul a few times, but it's not comfy for him, think we need longer straps on the mei tai.

Mary Bennett said...

Nice!! Boy do I know how you feel, I hate inheriting stains!