She Glued $437 To Her Floor And Created Something Totally Unique

JANUARY 27, 2016  —  By Madeline Distasio  
Madeline Distasio

Madeline Distasio

Writer and editor holding it down in Philadelphia. Interests include drawing, exclusively wearing black, having too many books to fit in my tiny apartment, and choosing my dachshund over people.

In an age that's getting progressively more plastic-dependent by the minute, using cash seems to be a thing of the past, and using change is a hassle that most of us want to leave behind. Pennies are probably the most annoying coins of all. All they seem to do is hang out between couch cushions and clog up the works in our wallets.

And that's what makes this woman's home decor project so amazing. After accumulating thousands of pennies, she decided to repurpose them into something that gives her dining room an intense touch of coppery gorgeousness.

That's right. Facebook user Gina Dagastino rounded up 43,758 pennies and covered her entire dining room floor with them.

This process was a tedious one, since each penny had to be glued to the floor individually.

To glue the pennies down, she used heavy-duty E6000 clear adhesive, which you can find at most craft and hardware stores.

She couldn't choose between heads or tails, so she did a little bit of both to create a unique texture. After the pennies set, Dagastino plans on going back in with some grout to ensure that everything stays in place.

You can check out the rest of the project on Facebook. It's pretty straightforward, but seeing the process as it unfolds is helpful!

Progress report on the dining room penny floor. The holidays and other obligations slowed us a bit,but we're just about...

Posted by Gina Dagastino on Sunday, January 24, 2016

(via Facebook)

The best thing about DIY projects is that they often help us repurpose things that we'd otherwise leave sitting around in disuse. While gluing thousands of pennies to a floor might be a bit much for most crafters, this technique could easily be applied to other surfaces like coffee tables and shelves!

So what do you think? Will you be putting your penny collection to good use?

 

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