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ReStore Carpet Remnant REVEAL

Well, today was my first day on live TV as a Restore blogger on Charlotte Today!  But, much to my surprise they didn’t give me the full hour of the show like I imagined they would…so, I didn’t get to talk about what may be one of my most fav ReStore finds yet: this ultra Mid Mod style $6 carpet roll remnant!

Swank-ola carpet remnant from the ReStore-- $6!!!
Swank-ola carpet from the ReStore

My bud Bob Margies-of MHS Interior Carpet Design  –or my carpet guru–as I have now taken to referring to him,  has given me tons o’ good and useful information about carpet binding that I just MUST share. Because you never know when you, too, will come across that roll of perfect $6 carpet at the ReStore and decide that it needs a prominent place in your life!

First Bob gave me some great info about this particular carpet remnant. He told me it had high wool content, which is generally more expensive (jackpot!!!)  and that a piece of this size, a  4″x 6″ could easily run me up to $45 just for the carpet alone. Binding choices for rugs are evidently endless. You can color match, choose a narrow or wide binding size and even leather can be a choice if you like:

Wide binding in sooo many colors
Wide binding in sooo many colors

And even more binding choices:

And more binding color choices!
And more binding color choices!

Your application charge is going to depend on the binding you pick and the way you’d like it done, of course. You can add padding to the carpet if you like ( this piece already had padding) and you can also  work with him to do interesting custom shapes if needed, like around a mantel, for example,  or a special cutout size for a bay window or whatever other fun shapes you might dream up!

According to Bob, binding a standard size like this rug will run about $100. Bob and his team chose the wider orange cotton binding for my rug-because, remember orange is on trend! So this fancy binding costs about $150.

Wide binding and fancy mitered edges! Thanks MHS
Wide binding and fancy mitered edges! Thanks MHS

Purchasing a rug of this size with wide cotton binding and mitered corners could easily cost as much $275-$300 in some shops and EVEN MORE in some boutique stores! For me, the savvy ReStore shopper, however this cost a mere $156+tax, a savings of 40-50%!

WOWEEE! Finished bound rug, courtesy of MHS Interior Carpet Design and the Metrolina Habitat ReStore!
WOWEEE! Finished bound rug, courtesy of MHS Interior Carpet Design and the Metrolina Habitat ReStore!

And I have a cool and unique high quality mod style rug for my screened porch, ahem, outdoor living space that goes oh-so-perfectly with my 1940’s oilcloth furniture:

In place on the porch with the electric fireplace and apt to photobomb doggie Otis
In place on the porch with the electric fireplace and apt to photobomb doggie Otis

Aaaaahhh. It’s even nicer by the electric fire! Buzz Bob Margies at MHS Interior Carpet Design with any questions on rugs, carpet and etc at 704 361-9191; his team is awesome and he is super helpful! You can see some more of his creative work around town and across the Carolinas here.

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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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