If up till now, you were convinced you have seen the most amazing, handmade floor while reading about the Penny Floor, you couldn’t be wrong more. For me, personally, this kind of floor make-over project is way too complicated and time consuming, but in the same time, I admire all of you who has started, continued and finished it in your house.

Recently I have found a great tutorial of a Paper Bag Floors, (however foolish it may sound), and I admit I started looking for the easiest way of ripping our old floors out. Following step by step instructions prepared with all details and handy tips by Ashley on her “Domestic Imperfection” site, I would succeed for sure. Not only her work is helpful, but also the fact that she took her inspiration from another awesome blog and The Ultimate Brown Paper Flooring Guide.

Do you consider this paper floor idea crazy enough to start doing it next weekend? Would you buy some crafting paper or rather use old paper bags to make the surface? We can’t wait till you share some pictures of your first trials on our facebook page.

Click the link to jump straight to Paper Bag Floors guide.


What you need:


  • Mop

Supplies / ingredients:

  • A roll of brown paper
  • A gallon of Elmers glue
  • Oil based stain
  • 9′ Shur-Line “deck pad”
  • a small amount of concrete
  • a pole sander and sandpaper



Paper Bag Floors