A DIY enthusiast has made stunning floor mosaic – by laying out 13,000 pennies .
Tonya Stecyk used 13,000 US pennies worth $130 (£104), 10 bottles of Elmer’s glue, wood filler, grout and epoxy worth $150 (£120) to create the geometric diamonds which make up the floor.
Her eye-catching design was achieved by using different-colored one-cent coins and alternating between heads and tails
She said: “I started by measuring the area and finding the centre. Drew an axis to follow along.
“I started by glueing one diamond shape in the center. I let it dry so I could push the next pennies against the center without the whole thing sliding.
“Didn’t really have a design in mind. Just started with the diamonds, liked how it looked and kept going.”When she got to the edges of the room she used a wave pattern to border the central diamond formation.
Tonya said she tried a number of different ideas before finalising her decision and gluing the coins in place.She added: “It took a few months. But I took many sanity breaks and had to wait for stuff that I ordered a few times.
“If I had just sat there and done it and had all the right things at the beginning then a week and a half would have probably done it.”