Step-by-step: Turn three sacks of coins into a gorgeous floor
It’s always nice to stumble upon a unique idea for adding a bit of style to your home decor. But one woman’s very unique flooring idea definitely leaves all the others in the dust. No one knows who this creative mystery woman is, but judging by the coins she used, she lives in the U.S. Online she goes by the name “TonyaTooners” and thankfully for us, she posted pictures for the whole world to see.
Here’s how it all began…
Tonya was tired of looking at her old laminate floor and decided to rip it out. Then she went to her bank and got $150 worth of pennies which she carried home in three canvas sacks. The first thing she had to do was separate the dark pennies from the light ones. Once that was finished, it was time to get to work!
She started by creating a checkerboard pattern in the middle of the room, gluing the coins down with normal craft glue.
Taken from a different perspective, you can see that they are actually more like diamonds that alternate between dark and light.
For the room’s margins, she switched to a zig zag pattern. As you can see, she got quite a bit done on the first day!
The next day the work continued. The hammer was used to drive in a couple of stray nails. This had the added bonus of letting her see which pennies weren’t sticking properly. Then it was time for a lot more glue, coins, and a ton of patience.
Tonya made it all look so easy, but she did admit that the corners were very tricky and took ages.
Once she figured out the first corner, the others were easier though.
At one point Tonya noticed that she didn’t have enough dark coins so she used a cool trick.
She bought some liver of sulphur gel on the internet and used it to give some of the pennies a darker, bluish patina.
Coin by coin her masterpiece took shape.