I’ve been searching home stores, magazines, internet design sites — wracking my brain for some idea to cheaply cover the ugly carpets in this rental.
Key words: cheap and rental — it has to be portable. I cannot ask the landlord to upgrade — his plans are to raze this old mobile in a couple years!
An idea from BILLblog. . . no holds BARRed! grabbed my attention. He designed a 10’x10′ dining room rug using painted floor cloths [I think the painters’ kind?]. Now that’s gotta be cheaper than buying a pre-made one.
But will it work over wall-to-wall & with two large dogs running around? I’m thinking maybe — if I use carpet tape to keep it in place.
Looking at large rugs [around 8’x10′] in the stores, I’ve found they start at $300 & go up from there. For the living room [about 20’x11′] & the bedroom [about 10’x11′], I’d probably need three — no way I can afford that kind of $$$.
I thought I’d found an excellent choice in this month’s Style at Home’s new collection with Korhani for pretty good prices –> 8’x11′ for $190, $160 for 7’x10′, & $120 for 5’x8′. I thought this one would be perfect [even the blue walls are similar to mine]:
Isn’t it puurdy? Wondering about shipping, I checked out the Korhani website but found the only colours available for the Dalila are taupe or ivory — & no mention of other costs. I guess I’d have to place an order to find that out — hmmm, I wish they had more information on their site.
I did check out the other graphic style called Emmeline that does come in grey. But I think the graphic pattern is too busy & ends up showing more ivory than grey.
The Emmeline also comes in a nice red — my accent colour — but I’m not that brave!
No, I think Bill Barr has a great idea — I’m going to take this little seed & see what I can come up with. A few floor cloths, a simple graphic stencil, a little practice, . . .
Now, if I could just get Mollie to stop shedding — or maybe her owner could brush her regularly? [hint, hint] [Ha ha, I’m lucky — Lady has a sleek coat & doesn’t have much fur!]