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Old 02-22-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
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I saw a tabletop on Pinterest made out of pennies and thought it would be cool to do a whole wall out of them instead. My wife liked the idea, so I took the idea and ran with it. What do you guys think?
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:31 PM   #2
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I saw a tabletop on Pinterest made out of pennies and thought it would be cool to do a whole wall out of them instead. My wife liked the idea, so I took the idea and ran with it. What do you guys think?
how much money worth in that wall? do some close ups as well. looks ok from distance but be nice to see the close ups.

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So I can't see it close but it looks cool.

How did you mount the pennies?

Are the pennies laid out in order or are they random?
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I made a panel out of MDF and reinforced it so that it would be rigid. Then I painted it black, superglued the pennies one by one, and then used a bar top pour-on epoxy coating to cover it all. Then I mounted the whole panel onto the wall (YES, it was very heavy!). There are exactly 19,400 pennies. I kept it completely random, as far as heads/tails and new/old pennies. The pictures don't do it justice; the epoxy coating really makes it pop.
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That's awesome LJ! What a cool idea.
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I don't think that's code. Just like Tyvek paper all the writing has to be right side up.

But looks cool. I got to quick hide this screen so my wife doesn't get any idea's.
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What epoxy coating did you use? Thats sick.
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That may look extravagant in the guest bathroom where walls are smaller
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Famowood. You can get it at Lowe's. It's kind of expensive, $70 for a gallon. It took two gallons for mine(8'x9').
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Thats a great idea. I made a bar top years ago with same principle using broken pieces of granite. I like yours better. Great execution of a great idea. I like the bathroom idea. It would be awesome to do a nickel room with a penny accent wall. Probably a great surface for a bathroom too.
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That is too damn cool.
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I agree. It would be killer in a powder bath; maybe behind a pedestal sink. I'm hoping one of my clients will see it and want to do it somewhere. That way I can get paid for doing it next time.
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Keep it up and you'll deplete the penny supply.

You cannucks would probrably use Canadians pennies huh.... wonder how that would look.
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I agree. It would be killer in a powder bath; maybe behind a pedestal sink. I'm hoping one of my clients will see it and want to do it somewhere. That way I can get paid for doing it next time.
Thanks for posting those picks. Fine job sir. You have any other cool project picks?
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Keep it up and you'll deplete the penny supply.

You cannucks would probrably use Canadians pennies huh.... wonder how that would look.
Like an inflated cheap imitation. :
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Great idea and great execution. Looks sharp. I'd like to give it a try.
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Interesting and great looking. Nicely done
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That is really, really cool. I'm impressed.

How long has it been up, and if it's been a while, how is the epoxy responding? Is it yellowing?
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would you mind if I posted a pic of this on my website if I credit you for it? I've never put anyone else's work on there, but I'd like to do one of these, so I'd love to show some of my customers what you did. My website is www.imageworkspainting.com
Let me know, I won't do it without your permission.
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