When we saw these photos of a penny-coated floor, we asked artisan Jason Thorn what was up with all the pennies. He emailed back, ““Cool client! Let me get creatively stupid.”
Thorn, of The Concrete Angel in Winfield, Ala., hand-glued 109,730 pennies onto the floor of a 478 square foot space. The home is in the Douglasville, Ga., and the owners are Conrad and Elizabeth Beattie. (And, yes, Thorn does know exactly how many pennies were used in this project. Wouldn’t you?)
The pennies were arranged by color to create patterns and borders in the sunroom, dining area and also the kitchen. “I suggested the idea and showed them images of examples” Thorn says. “I decided to try a design … the sun … and a border.”
Thorn glued each coin in place with Loctite clear-drying construction adhesive. Then he flooded the floor with E100-PT1. E100-PTI is a clear, 100-percent solids epoxy from Elite Crete Systems.
The entire penny-coated floor job took nine days from prep to completion.
This is not the first time that Thorn has been inspired by US currency. In another feature story by Concrete Decor, Thorn and his team stained a concrete porch with engraved dimes as a memorial to the client’s late husband.