Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New carpet

We finally did it! We replaced our old, dirty, disgusting construction-grade carpet. When we moved into this house about 4 years ago, we knew we'd want to replace it at some point.  Over the winter it got to the point where I cringed every time I looked down. 

Not anymore!

Over Mr. Yost's spring break we moved literally every single thing out of all the rooms upstairs, had the new carpet installed over a two day period and then moved everything back. It was a little crazy at the time, but well worth it.

It inspired some more purge projects along the way like books...I think the final purge tally was somewhere north of 40 grown-up books and 20 kids books.

Stella climbing on the mound of stuff that was in the kids' bathroom.

This doesn't look too bad, right? Wait for the close-up...

What IS that?  Who knows.  That old carpet seemed to attract dirt and stains out of thin air.

All I can say is thank goodness I don't have to look at that every time I walk down the hallway anymore!

 The finished product - a wool Berber that is a great solution for our busy family.  It isn't a huge transformation as far as the look, but now all those little dots you see are actually part of the carpet instead of stains! 

 It was an in-stock carpet at one of our local furniture/flooring stores.  It was an affordable way for us to get a wool carpet. 

 I finally feel comfortable walking barefoot and letting Vivi roll around on the floor now!


  1. I know how you feel when you walk down the hallway and hate to see all the stains! Our house in Colorado was exactly like that. Got so tired of looking at it. Glad you were able to get new...Love, Grandma Candy

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