DIY Paper Bag Flooring

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So excited to feature the Domestic Imperfection blog today and their paper bag flooring project! They have done an excellent job laying out the steps and providing a really great tutorial for you guys who may want to attempt this one. I also found a good youtube video you can see here. Now, this is not actually made from paper bags but that is the look you are going for. It’s actually made from a giant roll of craft paper that you can find at the home improvement stores in the painting section.

Here’s the link to the tutorial…

DomesticImperfection – Paper Bag Floors Tutorial

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15 Responses to DIY Paper Bag Flooring

  1. Tamsin says:

    Hi I was just wondering if anyone had tried this with a coloured paper ? obviously I wouldn’t use a stain and use a clear version. my daughter would like me to try red and I was hoping there might be someone out there with photos or advise on using other colours. thank you

    • Cassandra Groves says:

      I think that would be really neat. If she does this please take pics and share with us.

    • PAM says:

      I watched a contractor do this to a wall, turned out great… I don’t know why you couldn’t use any type of a red bag instead of the brown paper bag they use in this picture…Hope this helps

  2. michelle says:

    I don’t see why you couldn’t. I work at home depot and we sell a roll of rednpaper (just like craft paper) i believe it’s called red rosin paper…..

  3. TE Lawrence says:

    Hey Girl, all I have to say is this is freaking awesome! I can see doing this in the near future. Like Tamsin, I would also like to know if you can do this with colored paper? Great job!

  4. Shauna says:

    This is just amazing! I want to try this in the kitchen whenever I buy my own house. And thank you Tamsin for the idea of using different colors with a clear stain/polyurethane(?). Awesome, awesome, super awesome!

  5. denis says:

    Hi im just wondering how durable this flooring will b because my girlfriend is very interested but i wanna nake sure its durable before attempting this thanks

  6. Stacia Patrick says:

    Can this be done over lanolin and tile floors?

  7. Kim Hunter says:

    My girlfriend did two bedrooms and her hallway. Turned out amazing. Her floor looks like leather. She also has two dogs with nails on it all day not one scratch. She said the moat expensive part was the polyurathane


    I think this is so cool. I’m a big scrapbooker and if I ever get a houseof my own I’m so going to try this with scrapbooking paper on a wall…

  9. Penny Williams says:

    I used to “leatherize” bottles with this process. I also stained the paper with shoe polish to darken it. Don’t know why you couldn’t use any stain to darken. I wouldn’t think there would be a conflict with the polyurethane varnish. Really like it on the floors.

  10. paddycaKe says:

    Back in the mid 1970 My friend did this to her steps to the upstairs. It was a big hit with her kids. She varnished over it.

  11. Linda Haas says:

    Can this be done on a concrete floor?? Or only wood?

  12. Valerie says:

    This looks beautiful! Can this be done outside, under a covered patio?

  13. Malinda says:

    I did a paper-bag floor in a bedroom and it turned out AMAZING! It was definitely a trial and error event for me and I learned a lot. I blogged about it so others can learn from my mistakes. :)

    I’m going to do an old coffee table next before I tackle the much bigger space in my basement.

    Good luck to everyone that tries this. It’s a wonderful inexpensive flooring solution (especially for low traffic areas.)


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