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Paper Bag Floors

If you are in need of new flooring but don't have much money to spend (or even if you do) then this fits the bill! I created this floor out of brown paper, Elmers glue, stain and polyurethane. It was easy to do (albeit time consuming) and is very durable. This room is 10 X 12 and cost about $80, but future rooms will cost about $30 since I have plenty of leftover supplies. Click through to read the tutorial: http://www.domesticimperfection.com/2013/03/...

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  • Connie Nikiforoff Designs
    I was wondering if you could use another type of heavy duty paper. I'd like my floors to have a lighter color...not dark ;-) Suggestions for type of paper other than paper bags? Thanks.
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    • Connie Nikiforoff Designs
      OK...another question: Could you use paper bags and then paint them in the color of your choice and then seal? The thing is I don't want dark floors for my area.
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  • Melissa Harris
    I have a wooden sub floor. Any one does this over wood vs concrete?
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  • Cheryl
    Cheryl Edmond, OK
    Will this work if you intend to put in wood floors later or do you have to scrape it up? Ideas?
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    • Wilma Padin
      Wilma Padin Sarasota, FL
      Cheryl I put wood flooring and with my OCD I removed all. is not easy, but rather than having the idea of the paper bags lifting later on, I removed it all.
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  • Sandy Lee
    Sandy Lee Houston, TX
    Can this work on vinyl floors or does the vinyl have to come up?
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  • Ashley
    Ashley Lubbock, TX
    Can you please tell me the main color on the wall in the room with the brown paper bag floor. That looks like the exact color that I would love to have in my entrance hall. Absolutely love the floor too !
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    • Ashley
      Ashley Lubbock, TX
      Enjb I was actually wondering about craft paper. Thanks for the tip! Going to go look at some craft paper now, Thanks!
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  • Marilyn
    Marilyn Canada
    I have old tile floors and some of them are craclked and some are lifting .Could I use this right over top the vinyl tiles
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  • Cyndi Dimanno
    Cyndi Dimanno Maryville, TN
    Before i committed to doing an entire floor, i tried this method on my window seat. Loved the results. Am now ready to do the den floor.
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  • Bette
    Bette Soap Lake, WA
    how much do you over lap the pieces ?
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    • Cyndi Dimanno
      Cyndi Dimanno Maryville, TN
      Didnt overlap any. There is no need. If you have spaces, cut the paper to fit the space. Hope that helps
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  • Janet Hennessey
    Janet Hennessey Louisville, KY
    Would this work on a ceiling?
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  • Cyndi Dimanno
    Cyndi Dimanno Maryville, TN
    It would work, but it would be pretty messy, working above your head
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  • Ann Andrews
    Ann Andrews Blytheville, AR
    I love the darker color.
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