When Ashley from Domestic Imperfection started remodeling her boys’ room, one of the first things to go was the carpet. Flooring can be pricey, and since she was working on a tight budget, Ashley had to find an inexpensive replacement. She created flooring from craft paper–you could get the same look from brown paper shopping bags–and the result was pretty amazing.
After prepping her cement floors, Ashley began ripping small sheets of craft paper, wrinkling them, and arranging them a few at a time on the floor. She used a solution of Elmer’s glue and water to glue the paper “tiles” to the floor. Once everything was glued down, Ashley added some depth and character to the floor by staining it to be a slightly darker brown. The last step was covering the floor with several good coats of polyurethane to protect it. I think it looks unbelievably good!
View the detailed tutorial for this paper floor treatment at Domestic Imperfection.