Pennies for your floor

silvamaeJanuary 31, 2013

I am so tempted . . .

Here is a link that might be useful: Penny floor installation

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cathyscache

I saw this too and it looks so cool

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 11:51AM
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Calamity_J

very nice! Like all her other art work too!

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 1:57PM
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nanatricia

Yes I like it but I bet it would be a bugger to clean.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 9:08PM
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ItsmeChickadee

I just saw this. Now I'm looking for a small area where this could go - although I'm not sure my old knees could handle it!
Becky

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 9:27AM
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silvamae

The days when I just plopped down on the floor on my knees without giving it a thought are over -- I have a foam pillow that I kneel on when I mosaic on the floor. I am toying with the idea of pennies on the floor of my bathroom. Black grout and then brush on polyurethane finish just like the article says -- I believe I will do this!

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 10:30AM
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silvamae

Nanatricia, do you think it would be difficult to clean if it was grouted and sealed? Help me, y'all. Give me reasons to not do it.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 10:49AM
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texaswild

I saw this several years ago, think it's BEAUTIFUL. I have two thoughts/suggestions. Instead of working on the floor, why not work on the mesh or fiberglass screen then apply it to the floor. Re black grout - Years ago my husband tiled our kitchen floor w/the brick tiles and I insisted on black grout so it would look great and not show dirt or stains. Guess what - in some areas the grout w/be white - don't know why - must've been dirty, but I remember applying black shoe polish w/a tooth brush to those areas to cover. That's b/f I knew anything about mosaics and acrylic paint. The shoe polish worked for months and months, then I'd have to re-touch. I w/never grout a floor in black again, if I were doing it over. I suppose the polyurethene w/work wonders to avoid the dirty grout.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 11:03AM
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silvamae

I am almost 100% sure I'm going to do it. I have never used polyurethane before because I was always worried that it would take on a yellow cast. But with copper, it wouldn't be a problem.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 12:27PM
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mrspete

I absolutely love this! I asked my husband to bring me home a piece of scrap wood so I can do a 12x12" trial run. One thing I'd do differently: I'd make no attempt to have Lincoln's head facing the same way for every penny. I don't see any real value in that, and almost perfect would drive me crazy.

Anyone know how it'd wear as the years go on? I do place a high premium on maintenance-free materials.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 10:35AM
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