Bathroom redone using £55 in pennies

A U.K. man recently renovated his bathroom floor using 5,500 one-penny coins totalling £55.

His daughter posted the image on the “DIY On A Budget Official” Facebook group, writing, “My dad has just finished his penny floor only £55 to do.” Her dad affixed the coins using glue and then applied epoxy resin to even the floor and protect the pennies.

Another group member wrote, “Good job! Love it. I’ve been collecting 5ps (five pence) to do mine, can’t wait.”

More than 5,000 people have “liked” the post on Facebook, but the penny floor idea isn’t new or altogether uncommon.

In 2013, two Canadians used the country’s since-discontinued one-cent coin to create a ‘penny floor.’ That year, Canada’s cent was discontinued.

In 2017, barber Brett Davies, of Birmingham, England, renovated the floor of his shop using a whopping 70,000 one-penny coins worth £700.

Across the pond here in Canada, two men used Canada’s since-discontinued one-cent coin to create a “penny floor” in 2013, the same year the cent was discontinued.

In 2017, Scott McGillivray, of the HGTV Canada’s Moving the McGillivrays, designed a massive penny floor to decorate his office while building his dream home. Nearly 30,000 cents were installed over a month mimicking the maps of Canada and the United States.

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