We Survived Carpet Installation 2016

November 23, 2016

By we, I mean Tilly, Lucy, and I. And my survived, I mean just barely. Let me tell you, it was NOT as bad as I thought it would be. They gave me a time frame, called when they were about 45 minutes away, and then showed up and got right to work. It took a total of about 4 hours for furniture to be moved out, old carpet to be ripped apart and shredded, and the new foam and carpet to be installed in the 3 rooms. I have to admit that I was pretty impressed with their work flow.

Tilly, Lucy and I stayed outside the. whole. time. I can honestly tell you that I had no idea I could spend so much time on my phone. But thankfully the weather was nice and the breeze kept us cool. I got to catch up on blogs, found out that AT&T was having a fun sale on iPad mini's, and then scheduled the pest control guy to come out since we were already home. I can tell you that by the end of yesterday, I felt pretty accomplished but I was absolutely exhausted.

So here are the after pictures of the three rooms. I would much rather have taken them with some sunlight so that you could see the real color of the carpet but alas, the day caught up with me and I didn't get around to it until this morning.

First up is the office. It seems as though the owners before us liked to pretend they knew how to do lots of home renovations and installed the carpet themselves. Besides the fact that it was so discolored from animals, was coming up in random places, and was just plain old, it was definitely time for an upgrade. I really just cared more about the rooms being consistent all the way through the house. The color we choose was very neutral and hopefully will hide dirt decently well. This room is going to be converted into an office/guest bedroom. I just need to have M move the headboard and bed into here.
Next up, we have what my mom likes to call "SuSu's Room". I moved her out of the room that Adilynn will take over and so SuSu got some new carpet to go in her room. The pinkish/brown carpet in there just wasn't doing it for me. This room is a work in progress. I found the headboard that I want for her bed and I need to hang the rest of the things that are sitting on the floor but we will get there.
Last but certainly not least is our bedroom. The carpet in here was so so old. There were stains all over it (I saved you from seeing them in the picture with Tilly) and I swear when you vacuumed, you couldn't even tell it had been vacuumed. Our master bedroom has kind of taken a back seat in our upgrades because the only 2 people who go in there are Michael and I but with our sweet girl coming along, we figured that new carpet was a must.
I will say that Home Depot was super easy to work with and the installers were extra friendly. They didn't mind my barking dogs and kept me updated throughout the installation. You just never know what you are going to get when a company comes in to do work but I'm so glad to know that when we need new flooring in other areas of our house, that we can rely on them to do it well.

We are heading off for the rest of the holiday week. If you are traveling, be safe on the road and if you are staying home, enjoy your family time. We get to meet our sweet nephew for the first time ever and I literally couldn't sleep last night because I am so excited to just snuggle him and our niece all weekend.


  1. All of the new carpet looks great! I bet it is a relief to have that project completed and out of the way before hitting the road for Thanksgiving. Enjoy your holiday!

  2. It looks wonderful! Happy to hear you had such a great experience! Have a great weekend and enjoy spending time with your family! :)

  3. The new rugs look awesome! Good choice on color! Have a happy Thanksgiving!