I Have started to see pennies used as building materials, in all sorts of places..
I think this is a fantastic idea! Pennies are made from coper and catch the eye beautifully. There is a real feeling of decadence from the very rich spectrum of bronzy colours that it emits. I love the way they age in different hues, not one penny looking the same as the other.
Not to mention the iconic design of the penny, with the queens head on it if you wish. There has been a real trend of using everything british. Everywhere I look I see the british flags stamped on anything and everything on cushions, boxes or pictures. british bull dogs peering at me from shelves in home improvement shops.
A pocket full of change?
What better way to use the old pennies lying around as materials to make a new kitchen work top or to lay a new floor?
You can even use their ageing process to create different designs.
So I tried very hard to imagine where I could possibly implement this design in my own house. But none of my floors needed a makeover? Then it dawned on me that I could up cycle our gorgeous table in the TV room who’s vener was peeling of the table top. This table was designed and made by Scotty Cunningham and I love it! . So to me this was a great way to breath further life in to it!
This is a photo of the work in progress