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Covering a Tabletop With Pennies

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An attractive finish to a table can be these coins. This guide is about covering a tabletop with pennies.


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March 24, 2013

I had an old wood table that I was embarrassed about as the top was cracked. Most old side tables, stands, end tables get most of the wear and tear on the flat surfaces.

I cleaned the table, filled the crack with Elmer's Wood Glue and let it dry thoroughly. The next step was to gather up all the pennies I had and I also picked up a few rolls at the bank. I did not use any particular order, no all heads up or tails, just random. I painted the top of the table with a clear glue, I added the pennies one by one. It did not take long at all! (Be sure the penny does not stick over any edge.) After all the pennies were set, I put the table out of the way for a day so it would dry and not be bumped. Next step, I painted polyurethane over the entire top, again I let it dry for 24 hours.

Everyone loves it. When the sun light shines, it is so amazing! It reflects the different colors of old and new copper. I merely dust it off with a microfiber cloth. It is a unique conversation piece. It didn't cost much money or time, but is fun and unique. The old wood table is back; better than before!

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March 24, 20130 found this helpful

Very pretty!

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March 24, 20131 found this helpful

That really is amazing. I love doing things like this on a smaller scale like in trays and on trivets, too. Very cool.

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March 24, 20132 found this helpful

Thanks! It is much prettier in person! Instead of buying glass tiles for the kitchen back splash project, I may use pennies!


And, it will cost Only Pennies! :-)

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March 25, 20130 found this helpful

I love it! What a great idea.

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