Ever seen a floor made of pennies? It’s magnificent. As you can imagine, it takes a lot of pennies to cover up an entire floor in them. The number depends on the size of the space and once you have the measurements you can calculate how much resources you’re going to need. For example, this space measures approximately 6 square feet and it took the owner 7,500 pennies to completely cover it up. She used both old and new pennies and even a few dimes to create a unique mosaic design and to highlight the beautiful geometric pattern. Each individual coin was placed on the floor by hand and glued in place and once they were all arranged, the floor was grouted and a clear coat of resin was added on top.
This amazing project was completed back in 2015 and now, 5 years later, the penny floor is still intact and looking as beautiful as ever. It’s a big source of inspiration for anyone who loves DIY projects and enjoys crafting unique features and taking on challenges. We can think of many different contexts where a floor covered in pennies would look gorgeous. It’s something to consider for areas such as the entryway, a hallway or even a kitchen, a powder room or a covered balcony. If you plan on designing your own penny floor, take some time to consider all the supplies you’re going to need and to come up with a pattern that you’re happy with. Experiment with different designs and think outside the box.
You can also choose to only cover up a particular floor section than the entire surface. In a way, you’d be creating a permanent rug and you can make it look amazing. Pennies are a wonderful choice for this sort of project because of their copper finish but they’re not the only option. Feel free to mix in a few other coins as well for contrast and come up with your own unique design. You can also use pennies for lots of other cool projects, such as custom countertops, beautifully decorated trays, custom ornaments and many others.