Here’s a quick video showing the results of our project (picture are posted below). Sorry for my hair the quality of this video. As you can see in the mirror, I took the video on my tablet and usually use my digital camera.
This project was a TON of work (because we have so much stuff in our craft room!), but the floors were actually really easy to do. Here’s the steps:
1. Rip up and crumple brown contractor’s paper (from the home improvement store, about $13.00)
2. Mix Elmer’s glue (buy it in the gallon from Lowe’s) with water 1:3 (should be like heavy cream).
3. Dunk paper in the glue and collage it to the subfloor (plywood or particle board only). Concrete subfloors are done using polyurethane as a glue instead of the Elmer’s.
4. Wait for everything to dry and then do about 4 (or more) layers of Varathane (clear polyurethane).
The whole project took about 3 days and less than $100.00. We still have enough product let to do one more small room (like a bathroom, maybe?).
I can’t wait to play in my newly refreshed craft room!
Here’s our old icky carpet:
And our new paper bag floor: