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Dad Transforms Bathroom Floor With £55 Worth Of 1p Coins

Jess Hardiman

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Dad Transforms Bathroom Floor With £55 Worth Of 1p Coins

Featured Image Credit: DIY On A Budget/Facebook

Bathrooms aren't exactly known for being particularly interesting places to spend time - which is ironic, given that it's one of the few rooms you're guaranteed to visit several times a day.

But one dad came up with a novel yet fairly inexpensive way to transform his bathroom, having glued £55 ($73) worth of 1p coins (that's 5,500 pennies, FYI) to the floor.

In turn, the small room was not only given the shiny makeover it's undoubtedly always dreamed of, but also provided quite the conversation topic.

The bloke's daughter shared a photo of the loo in the DIY On A Budget Official Facebook group, explaining that her dad had stuck the thousands of pennies down with glue, before pouring epoxy resin over the top to give a smooth, level finish, while also protecting the coins from water or from tarnishing.

She said the floor took around a day to dry, but thankfully they have another loo in the house.

To complete the look, the DIY lover also painted the bathroom dark grey to give it a sleek finish.

Credit: DIY On A Budget/Facebook
Credit: DIY On A Budget/Facebook

Many people in the Facebook group loved the simple but effective project, with one commenting: "Absolutely brill. All that hard work has paid off."

Another joked: "Well as long as you're in that house, he can never say he hasn't got a penny to his name... There is £55 under his trotters. But I like it. Looks great."

Many others also said they were such huge fans of the transformation that they would be trying it out themselves. Best get raiding that piggy bank, eh?

Bizarrely, this dad wasn't the first person to have glued thousands of pennies to the floor for a new aesthetic.

Another man decided to do precisely this at his barber shop in Birmingham - although he used a total of 70,000 1p coins to line their floor, which means it must've taken slightly longer.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

Brett Davies and his team stuck £700 ($920) worth of 1p coins to line the floor of barber shop BS4, having had to make countless trips to various banks around the country to get them.

The dad of two told Worcester News: "We did it ourselves.

"It seemed to take forever.

"We did it over a period of six weeks but we probably spent about 200 hours in total."

Topics: Viral, World News, News

Jess Hardiman
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