|Posted on September 25, 2010 at 8:15 AM|
Where to get samples
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.
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 If you're lucky, it's possible that you could also pick up some larger outdated remnants.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.
If you don't mind paying a bit, you can also try garage sales (people selling off stuff from DIY home projects) as well as charity shops and flea markets.
No such resources in your area? No problem, you can always try freecycle.com or get a few free ones online (but you may have to pay postage) from carpet/flooring sellers as a potential customer.
What to do with your carpet samples?
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 their 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 from Ample Sample for all the winning projects to make your own!!