How to Design Your Own Penny Floor

Penny Floor: The pennies may be the least valuable coin, but that doesn’t mean they can’t shine. Even dirty, darkened and dated coins still have a certain character. And with a little superglue, these bits of copper can really add something precious. Enter the penny floor!

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How to Design Your Own Penny Floor
How to Design Your Own Penny Floor

Penny Floor

In 2015, Kelly Graham, owner of the Etsy store Camias Jewelry Designs, increased the concept of slot tiles: it decorated its floor with 7,500 real cents. On the news of The penny of Kat Von D this week Graham took his store’s Facebook page to remember her penny floor now 5 years old (and still completely intact!) that she had tinkered with years ago. “In a nutshell, the penny was a fun and cathartic project that I carried out in 2015,” she writes.

Using both old and new coins (and if you look closely, just a few pennies to complete the copper), Graham arranged each coin to create his own variegated mosaic floor. After glueing every penny in place, she joined the floor and covered it with clear resin on top. “I have a few kids and it always looks great,” she says, speaking of the durability of the soil.

How to Design Your Own Penny Floor
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The post garnered over 136,000 Facebook shares and over 15,000 comments as users left notes of praise and questions. Graham revealed that from start to finish, the whole project took him “about 3 weeks”. However, she went back and forth on the central design of the soil before finalizing.

Shiny coins

When asked by a user how she acquired so many shiny coins. Graham noted that she got her coins in rolls from the bank. She then continued to sort all of her pieces, to assemble the mosaic pattern on the floor, and then to glue each piece. When asked how she had kept the pennies from turning green over the years. She confirmed that the pieces would not discolour, probably due to her grout and resin work. In addition, a great feat about this floor: all the cents are face up!

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