Wednesday, 22 March 2017

No Carpet Burns On Darrell!

Yesterday Lucy, Darrell and Nigel were on a mission to find a de rigueur stair carpet for Maison De La Lu!  Breakfast was at 9 o’clock sharp with a roll call, with tape measures, beside the car at 9.30!
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According to Darrell things did not start too well with Lucy categorically rejecting anything she thought “would look remotely at home in a Harvester or Weatherspoons!” Then she remembered a place in the back streets of Bilston that “her man that does, Ade, had mentioned in passing …… Darrell, was not too sure, but wanted to show Lucy that he was open to all avenues of recommendation………
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Let’s just say, that Ade’s said recommendation did not disappoint!  Behind the showroom piled high with luxury sample books was ……….. carpet remnant heaven, you name it, they had it, in every size, colour, texture and price range imaginable.
s carpetDarrell was in his absolute element, channelling his inner Kelly Hoppen …….
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…… and soooooooooo wished Hugh had been there with him …….
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They had more pink and purple disco and sparkle carpet than you could shake a stick at.  It wasn’t what Lucy was looking for, but she indulged Darrell a little stroking and daydreaming of a room décor that might have been!
carpet 6And bless him, he came up trumps in the end and found Lucy exactly what she wanted, in a very tasteful, heavy duty, bleach proof, Sahara Berber, reduced from £59 to £39, for a whole stair carpet with room to spare!!!  Goodness knows what it would cost Hugh in Harolds?  The boy done good, the said resplendent remnant was duly purchased and fitting arranged to tie in with Lucy’s tight project management schedule for early July.  Lunch, said Lucy was on her, with the money she had saved, so it was a portion each of Bilston’s finest fish and chips with a pickled onion on the top for Darrell and Nigel …….. tomorrow, Ikea!!!!


Mr.D said...

Great job Darrell, Nigel and Lucy.

Pity you have to wait until July but it sounds like sensible planning and budgeting.

The fish and chips made me envious.

Dianne said...

Lucky Lucy, ~what a great find with the remnant...looks like there was a superb selection; I am envious!.....colours, textures; carpet heaven giving Darrell's decorating talents a full range of ideas ....a good days work! love reliable Berbers....Love, DianneI