As a book reviewer, I get a ton of Advanced Reader Copies of books. These are uncorrected proofs that cannot be resold or donated. And it seems like such a waste just to throw them away. So, I thought, why not use them to cover my floor and decorate my home?
The first step was to take the books we were using, remove them from their bindings, and tear the pages into pieces. We opted to go with old books because the typefaces used in them would give the floor the vintage feel we were looking for. Then I could use all those Advanced Reader Copies in decorations. Once we had all the pages torn up, we used a 1:1 mixture of glue (just regular old white school glue) and water to make a thin paste. We brushed a layer of paste on a small section of the floor, then began overlaying pieces of book page on the floor, covering with another layer of paste.