She Turns Her Floor Into A Masterpiece, And All It Takes Is A Jar Of Pennies.
The hammer served two important functions.
It was useful in tapping down all the nail heads that were poking out. It also served as a test because when she tapped the hammer on the bed of coins, some of the loose pennies would jump up, which meant she had to re-glue them.
Once the diamond shape was dry, adding the other pennies would be easy.
It would just be a matter of pushing the next pennies against the center without causing the diamond middle to slide out of place.
The diamond pattern was unintentional but Tonya liked it.
Once she reached the edge of one of the walls, she decided it would be a good idea to come up with a border.
There was a seam between the plywood boards.
She had no choice but to pull a wide strip of pennies up and then fill it in with wood filler to give it a more gradual appearance.
After finding the right partner to run along the edge, she started working on the corners.
It was a good thing there was a gap between the floor and the molding. This allowed her to run the pennies under the molding to finish off the edges. This wasn't as easy as it sounded. She had to use a ruler to push the pennies around under the gap.
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