How hard is it to patch up a carpet?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Todd K, Jul 26, 2002.

  1. Todd K

    Todd K Second Unit

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    So in my bedroom, I have this really annoying stand up closet/cabinet thing that takes up a lot of corner space in a somewhat small room. I would just disassemble the thing and throw it out, but there's a hitch: My stupid landlady, when installing new carpeting in the place, decided she wanted to re-carpet the entire apartment, except for underneath the cabinet! So, if I were to remove it, I'd have like a 2.5' x 2.5' square patch of ugly brown carpet in a light gray carpeted room.

    So, I'm wondering if there is any easy way to get a replacement patch for the carpet, and put it in so it looks reasonably normal? The patch will partially be covered by furniture, but I don't want it to stick out like a sore thumb.

    I would appreciate any thoughts on the matter from the home improvement types.

    Todd

    p.s. also, I may choose to paint a small section of wall behind the current position of the cabinet. Is it possible (using the same color) to paint just a section of a wall and have it blend in with stuff that was painted a year ago?

    edit: I have just conferred with some co workers, and I have been informed that trying just to paint a small area of a wall never works, you usally have to do the entire thing.
     
  2. Ryan Wright

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    Carpet patching isn't too bad. We hired a guy to come replace a 3 foot square section of our living room carpet due to a nasty stain that wouldn't come out. $50 later, it looks pretty good. I can see the patch lines, but I'm a picky perfectionist. So far nobody else has noticed it, and the type of people we hang out with would have said something.
     

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