Monday, October 25, 2010
Tightwad October - do it yourself - we hope!
Remember just a couple of weeks ago that I posted this dining room's makeover was done?
well, not quite! Our house has white carpet in most all the rooms and after 8 years of hard living on it with messy adults, dogs and now grandbabies, it was not as fresh as I would prefer.
I've never much liked carpet anyway because of how hard it is to clean and to know if it is clean.
So - after 3 trips to Lowes this weekend, one trip was just to look, second trip was to buy one box of the tiles we thought we liked to see if they would coordinate with our current tile and the 3rd trip was to buy 32 boxes of tiles, borders, etc.
We plan on replacing the carpet in our dining room, living room and one hall.
Jeff ripped up the carpet in the dining room and it came up easy with no glue holding it down.
So, if all goes well, I guess we will start tiling soon. Nope, we have never done it before except for some peel and stick tiles we put in our old house.
And if it goes badly when we try to do it, I guess we will do all the prep work and then hire someone to do the tiling.