If you follow me on social media you will probably have seen that I had a little accident last night. I was putting some bottles of poster paint in the loft for storage and carried one more than I should have… The next thing I know there is a scene from a ‘When Tarantino Met The Smurfs’ all the way down the stairs and the hall below. I dropped a bottle of blue poster paint and although the bottle was intact, it had come undone, spraying the walls, front door, radiator and floor as well as the carpet up the stairs.
I went into ‘Panic Mode’ and just stood on the loft ladder saying ‘OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD’. Hubby was bathing the kids and took over, going into cleaning mode whilst I finished off bath time. Hubby did an amazing job and cleaned the whole hallway so apart from the stairs carpet there is no sign of blue paint.
But now we have to replace the carpet – Not immediately, it’s liveable, but laughable. We had intended to get new carpet at some point – Our stairs, upstairs landing/hall and two bedrooms are carpeted and we’d intended to replace it all and carpet Little Man’s room at the same time – This plan was a couple of years down the line though!
We have now decided that when we have the money we will carpet the stairs and hall in a hardwearing but not too deep pile carpet – The cats’ hair is a nightmare with any kind of pile! I need inspiration for colour though – Our hallway is half red and half cream and we live in a period house. I would love a carpet runner and those gold bars up the stairs with nicely painted wooden stairs visible underneath but we have no idea what condition the stairs are in under the carpet and they’re very narrow so it probably wouldn’t look great. Instead we will be getting all carpet – This will be a learning curve as we have never really shopped for carpet before!
For now, we will be looking at the aftermath of ‘When Tarantino Met The Smurfs’ and I’ll be trying to laugh about it instead of feeling like a complete idiot!