Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

She Turns Her Floor Into A Masterpiece, And All It Takes Is A Jar Of Pennies.

Most of us are barely patient enough to count the change in our cup holders much less create a penny floor. But a Portland, Oregon DIY whiz by the name of Tonya Tooners decided to do it and it was certainly worth every penny, literally. The project wasn't easy. There were some obstacles along the way, like pets pooping on the floor and a couple of other penny colored setbacks. But in the end, she ended up with a floor that was perfectly designed and beautifully patterned and all it took was over 13,000 coins to make it happen.

How cool would it be to own a floor piece that's worth $130 in pennies?

It looks so nice and shiny and all it took was 10 bottles of Elmer's glue, some grout, a few pieces of wood and $150 worth of epoxy. Yes, the irony is not lost on us. The materials were more expensive than the floor.

Tonya also needed a tub of wood filler to keep the pennies from getting lost.

After all, plywood has holes and pennies are so small they can fall through those holes and cracks.

One of her dog's name is Trouble and it's a name that's well earned.

The dog managed to cross through the barricade she made and pooped on the pennies, which tarnished them and not in the way she wanted. This slowed the process down significantly while she tried to clean things up.

Prying the space between the pennies was also essential.

Otherwise dirt and dog poop courtesy of Trouble would tarnish the dark pennies and in some cases lighten them overnight.

The idea seemed pretty simple at the time.

All Tonya needed was 3 $50 bags of pennies that she got from the bank and some glue. Then she started measuring the area to find the center. The next step was to glue a diamond shape in the center and let the pennies dry.

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