My Mum gave us a brand new carpet the other day. Sadly it was different to the colour she ordered and they refused to refund her. She needed brown for one of their tenants but I said that the pale grey sounded ideal for our bedroom and it was big enough and actually a very modern wool loop weave!
I did, however, ignore her hesitation when I said I was going to give it a go myself. She’s never fitted a carpet before but then she hasn’t tiled or made decking either, so thought I’d better ask my Dad. He made it sound easy and didn’t discourage me, so it gave me more faith. Besides, the YouTube videos I’d watched that day didn’t look that hard.
So I’ve picked up one of those knee kicker things as part of this B&Q set. It’s not got the best reviews but I thought it would probably do for my needs and will be following their YouTube tutorials very carefully and slowly. I’ve got the whole weekend to do it and won’t be rushing. As long as I get it right and add a new skill to my list.
When we moved in to our house, one of the first things we did was chuck the dirty old carpets away and paint the floorboards white. We were going to varnish it soon after but have never liked its cold, dusty feel under our feet. What has stopped us carpeting most of the rooms though is that a) they’re going to get dirty while we renovate and b) we’re going to add more walls and move the staircase. Any jobs we do will have a dominoes effect!
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