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Use carpet padding instead of rug pad to make a cheap rug feel more plush - it makes a BIG difference

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Who knew that removing your old carpet was so easy? Here's the DIY I used when I found out our installer wanted to charge us about 50 cents/sq.ft. for the removal of carpet & padding.

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Refurbished Caneback Chair

Usually, you use foam and batting from a craft store, but that stuff is expensive and I didn’t want to invest more than what I even paid for the chairs. Luckily the idea lightbulb came on when, after watching a DIY network show where they used carpet padding to upholster, I saw a giant roll of carpet padding at a thrift store for $4. And again we’re in business!

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How to Choose Carpet

Choosing the right carpet - great info, quality, fiber types, density, construction - even info choosing the right carpet padding

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How (And How Not) to Remove Carpet Padding From Hardwood Floors

How to (and how not to) remove carpet padding from hardwood floors. Check the comments for more great suggestions!

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