I think this is something you can do. You can rent a carpet stretcher and get enough instructions from the web or a DIY book to do it.
You might even be able to buy good used carpet (try craigslist). A lot of people re-carpet to sell a house and the new owners rip it out right away and install their own color / style.
Last edited by travelover; 02-12-2008 at 07:01 PM.