The Krafty Krone
The Krafty Krone
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Brown Paper Flooring...A Facelift For My Bedroom Floor


I share with you my journey of renovations, creative style...
brown paper flooring a facelift for my bedroom floor, bedroom ideas, diy, flooring, tile flooring
This is what the floor looked like the first time I walked in my house...ugh...
brown paper flooring a facelift for my bedroom floor, bedroom ideas, diy, flooring, tile flooring
Buh-Bye peel and stick tile...
brown paper flooring a facelift for my bedroom floor, bedroom ideas, diy, flooring, tile flooring
Let's get this party started!!!
brown paper flooring a facelift for my bedroom floor, bedroom ideas, diy, flooring, tile flooring
Progress!!
brown paper flooring a facelift for my bedroom floor, bedroom ideas, diy, flooring, tile flooring
Did I say that I LOVE progress!!!
brown paper flooring a facelift for my bedroom floor, bedroom ideas, diy, flooring, tile flooring
All the paper is glued down and dry!!!
brown paper flooring a facelift for my bedroom floor, bedroom ideas, diy, flooring, tile flooring
After 5 coats of Varathane Brand polyurethane, I'm calling this baby DONE!!! I love, Love, LOVE my new floor!!!! I gives such a warm feel to my bedroom!!!

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  • Could i use texured or smooth wallpaper. I'd really like to do this project but i need a much lighter color floor. Any ideas
    • Steve Crandall
      on Feb 15, 2018

      I've considered the construction paper idea. It seems like it would be a great way to develop a color scheme. I would love to know what you think of the results if you try it.

  • Pam31694561
    on Nov 19, 2017

    I too want to use this floor in my bathroom. Has anyone tried it in a bathroom? Is the floor slippery? Should any changes be made to the process? I intend to apply the paper and paint it, should still apply the poly, if so, what type?
    • Matthew Beard
      on Dec 22, 2017

      If you do this in the bathroom you should add many layers of urethane and maybe even a stone sealer. But the sealer will darken the paper. You can get an anti slip sealer from miracle seal that would likely work.
  • Christina Jonas
    on Dec 21, 2017

    Wow!!!! I’ve just come across your sire and this project, and I’ve renovating my first home for months here in Greece, completely upgrading an old 1964 building apartment, and though I’ve had rhe main woodwn floors redone, the entrance and hall area - typical for most apartments In Athens - have local marble. Worth a small fortune but was ignored over the years by previous owners, and doesnmt match the new feel of my house and the new floors elsewhere. Short of wasting money ripping it up unnecessarily, the only option I’ve had is getting laminate flooring, but none of the designs and colours in any store match or take my fancy for my home, and thanks you all, I believe I now have a new - and helpfully - much less expensive option that could look wonderful with a colour or wallpaper (?) I choose!!! So thank you first of all!! But my burning question, is: What exactly do I need to BUY (keep in mind I’m keen but inexperienced in a lot of DIY, though I do have great patience and pay attention to care and detail)?? In other words, I assume any craft paper or wall paper would actually do (without any sticky backing(?)).. what exactly is the type of glue firstly.. and then, if I was to paint white paper to a colour I liked, I do this when in the process? Is there a special type of paint? what glue stick paper or wall paper to marble? I use a woollen roller is that right? how do you make the glue even - do you mix it with water - do you do this with all glues?? what type of glue do i ask for or what does it look like? (again, in Greece, so nobody will understand this project so I need to know exactly what I’m going to have to get becore I go shopping because all the tradesmen will balk at me when they insist of asking why on earth I’d want to stick paper to marble.. (I already deal with enough gender stereotyping in my culture, I don’t need to be judged as some ‘stupid’ woman too..) and lastly, after I glue as I go, do I go over it all again with glue and then what.. varnish .. it?? Sorry for the long post, but I wouLd LOOOVE to do this and show them all just how much better I can do it myself!! :) (pretty please, help? :P )
    • Mewgrawr
      on Jan 10, 2018

      From my understanding (I've only read a few articles on this today) is just any type of cheap glue that will dry clear. Here that would be elmer's glue or a generic brand of it. You would also need a stain in a color that you would like to change the colors of the bags to be most appealing to you (if you're not sure which type maybe check out Lowes.com here and find something that is similar there?) from my reading the brands don't really matter. After that you'll need to use a clear coat, most likely polyurethane. Good luck and I hope that you prove them wrong!

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