If you are looking for a DIY flooring idea that has the look of real wood without the price try this DIY Faux Wood Flooring made with ordinary brown craft paper. So if you want to rip out your old carpet but don’t have the money to install hardwood flooring and still want the warm look of wood tones this is an excellent alternative. By using this simple technique you can give your floors a faux leather look in beautiful wood tones and it’s really cheap too! You can do a DIY Brown Paper Floor for about Fifty Cents a square foot! I couldn’t wait to start this project and the very first thing I did was prep my paper.
One Small Garbage Can
One Gallon Elmer’s Glue All
One Gallon Of Water
One Large Clean Paint Brush
Get a couple of big rolls of brown craft paper from Michael’s Craft Store (use the 40% off coupons that are available online every day). Tear the paper jaggedly in about (1′ x 1′) squares, slightly rumpling them as you go.
Then mix your Elmer’s Glue All with a small amount of water in your bucket until the mixture resembles a heavy cream consistency.
Then brush the glue onto your paper pieces and glue down, there really is no right or wrong way to lay down the pattern, it will be random and overlapping, that is part of the charm of this awesome DIY floor.
Then you let your floor completely dry and cover with about 5 coats of Polyurethane and you are done!
This floor is so amazing and gorgeous, I know everyone will love this project!