|Posted on September 25, 2010 at 8:17 AM|
To get your hands on some free carpet tiles and samples for your craft or decor projects, head straight to your local building, department stores (that also sell flooring and carpets), and, of course, carpet and flooring shops to get your hands on their samples. Carpet samples have a longer shelf life than, say, fabric or wallpaper, but even flooring fashion changes and if you're diligent, you can pick up some free of charge.
If you're lucky, it's possible that you could also pick up some larger outdated remnants. These can be used anywhere you need a bit of carpet protection, such as the mud room, front door, etc.
No such resources in your area? No problem, you can always get a few free ones online (but you may have to pay postage) as a potential customer.
So what does one do with a bunch of old carpet samples? Well, take a peek at what the winners of Ample Sample's carpet sample contest did with carpet samples for that site's annual contest. I'll guarantee you'll be green with envy and you'll never look at carpets the same way again.
Loving the carpet slippers!!
And the mailbox is kinda of nifty, don't you think? Best part, you can download instructions for all the winning projects to make your own!!
Images Ample Sample
Categories: Rugs and carpets