Candy never tastes so good as when you can pay for it with a mere stack of pennies. Which is why dollar menus taste so delicious. They’re comprised and based on the one hundred penny statute. Whatever delectable entrees or snacks you are purchasing, it is a patriotic privilege to use this copper currency as we pay homage and tribute to our beloved sixteenth president. Flipping the coin in the air hoping it will land in our palm heads up as we call out for this side we include this one cent in many facets of our lives. So why not our homes, too?
Why not take our spare change and salute the past president of the United States with unique copper penny flooring? It’s a great hands-on project, relatively affordable, beautifully eclectic and did I mention warmly inviting and invigorating with its copper hue?
Get a good’s night sleep, because working with pennies has never been so labor intensive!
Step 1: Clear the runway…our guest of honor, copper, is here to stay. Remove base molding through the entire perimeter of the room. Once all is evacuated measure the room mass to determine the quantity of materials needed.
Step 2: Even out the floor. Sand down irregularities and bumps. Fill in the valleys with masonry materials like hydraulic cement. If you have wood based flooring then you’ll want to deal with a joint compound. Either way say goodbye to a tidal wave of unevenness.
Step 3: Clean the runway. Grease? Oil? Dirt? Dust? Banish them away with a mild degreaser detergent, followed by a thorough and detailed rinsing. Let dry. But don’t take a breather. Nope. I warned you this would labor intensive. Start sorting your pennies. Shiny. Dull. A mixture of them, whatever suits your fancy.
Step 4: Not only does this project keep the memory of a historic patriarch alive, it will reinforce the fond sticky memories of childhood. For next you’ll cut squares of self-sticking fiberglass, all to the exact same measurements. Keep them as standard tiles measurements: 6”x6” or 12”x12”. Taking the measurements you made earlier you can figure the total amount of squares needed and if any need corners cut or halved.