were in the process of trying to refresh our kitchen a little bit
without having to gut it, or sink a small fortune into it. In the
course of cleaning and painting we kept coming back to the boring gray
laminate counter top. We considered all the options, but we just
couldn't justify spending thousands of dollars on the usual replacement
counter tops in a place we don't own. If we were going to sink that kind
of money into it, we'd need to gut the kitchen and start over, and we
were not ready to do that.
In his usual web trawling, Michael had come across a bar in New York that had made its floor out of pennies
Since we had played with two part resins in the past, it wasn't a big
step to come up with the idea of covering the bulk of our counter space
in pennies. The whole process probably took 6-8 hours spread out over
about a week. Most of the interstitial time was just waiting for the
various parts to dry, or cure. The whole process took about $77.00 in
pennies, and the total cost worked out to about $7.50/sq ft.
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