Posted in carpet, Recycle, Repurpose, Thrifting, Upcycle

Carpet Remnant GOLD at the ReStore

OOOoooo how much fun is a reveal? Very!

In May I attended the ReStore Restyle event at the Habitat Restore in Mooresville with my Restore Blog sisters Cheryl Luckett from Dwell By Cheryl & Jennifer Burnham of Pure and Simple Organizing.

Restore Bloggers Jennifer Burnham, from left, Cheryl Luckett and Donna Scott.
Restore Bloggers Jennifer Burnham, from left, Cheryl Luckett and Donna Scott.

It was a such a fun opportunity to be inspired by great designers and their creative upcycling minds and of course, to shop with my genius Restore blog sisters in a fresh new-to-me Restore! This was our collective blogger buggy by the end of the night:

Loaded UP with Goodies from the Mooresville ReStore

We all racked up and I completely scored!!! I got a bakelite kitchen utensil, some fun black,  chrome, glass light fixtures and then in the way back side corner of the store, my headed started swimming when I opened up a roll of carpet (TIP: Open up the rolls of carpet-they all look the same if they’re rolled inward–Eeeeesh!) to discover this truly SWANK-OLA and unbelievably  Mod Carpet Remnant:

Down The Roll

This,  my friends, was a 4X5ish piece of funky cool carpet for ONLY $6!!!! GAH! So orange-y and artistic! and so inexpensive! Double GAH!

So I took my swankola carpet remnant to my buddy Bob at MHS Interior Carpet Design to have it bound and made into a rug for my outdoor living area, which, according to my interior design friends,  is a fun and fancy way for me to refer to my screened porch.  Bob took the $6 remnant to some designers he works with and this is the binding pic he sent to me….

According to Bob’s team-orange is ‘HOT’ in interior design right now…so how fun to be told my ReStore find is right on trend!

Bob was just as excited about my ReStore find as I was and he has already given me so many other great tips about this particular piece of carpet, on the binding of carpet into rugs and home décor items in general–tips I cannot wait to share with all of you! This  new rug will revealed in it’s full Mod glory this WEDNESDAY, JULY 24  at 11:00am on Charlotte Today, when I also talk about some other cool vintage/ midcentury and mod collectibles that I have found at the ReStore over the last year.

Tune in… and then we’ll have it all here, of course too, with tons of fun details to help you out with your own home projects and personal treasure hunting!



I am and actor and producer on the lookout for midcentury gold while furnishing my 1956 atomic ranch! Happily thrifting my way through life and sharing the info and tips as I go... I am a vintage dealer at Sleepy Poet Antique Mall in Charlotte, NC

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