We have been on a quest to warm up our living area.
Read about it here.and here.
Mr. Bill and I had a dilemma.
We tiled about 500 square feet of our downstairs about 6 years ago when we had a big flood.
I hated carpet.
Do you see where I am going with this?Tile just seemed like the smart thing to do with in a family with so much potential for messes.
One by one the birds died. :/
Sadly 3 of our older pets went on to their great reward.
And finally the three teenagers grew up and moved out.The new hot mess of a pup is house broken and now it's just the three of us.
Well.. except for this guy.But really he only comes in to eat
and sniff shoes.
So we were stuck with this huge sea of tile everywhere with no real need for it anymore.
A bound carpet would be just the thing to warm up the space without cracking up 500 square feet of tile.
We measured how big we wanted the carpet, keeping in mind that the front two legs of each piece of furniture have to sit on the carpet.
I don't know why, but that seems to be the "rule."
We were thrilled that they still had the same carpet as the upstairs. It is a different dye lot but the edge of the carpeted stair and the rug are about 5 feet apart.
Basically we paid the price of the carpet per yard
a small fee to bind the carpet.
It took exactly three weeks and only $340 dollars for our completely custom area carpet. There is no way we could have found any kind of rug for that price in the size we needed.
We laid out the pad and cut it to size. It needs to be 2 1/2 inches smaller than the carpet so the carpet will lay flat over the edge of the pad.
Bill used carpet tape to adhere the carpet edges to the floor until it is trained to lay down.
Oh vacuum cleaner lines, I have missed you so. :)
I am smitten again with the flooring down here. I have the comfort and warmth of carpet but tile in the entry where I need it,
Sprinkled with carpet,
Savvy Southern Style