Woman renovates her kitchen with 7,500 coins in 9 hours
A woman renovated her dull kitchen by using 7,500 coins. Billie Jo Welsby, 49, from Burnley in Lancashire in the UK, decided to decorate her boring and basic kitchen while staying home amid the lockdown.
Billie didn't want to spend a large amount of money on professional decorators. So, she decided to do it herself. She had a unique idea that required a big chunk of change to be pasted on the kitchen walls.
Yep, she decorated her walls with thousands of 1 pence coins. She stuck copper coins to two of her kitchen walls, giving the space a brand new look - and it only cost £75 (Rs 7,763), which is the value of the glued coins.
"In total, I applied £75 worth of one pennies which amounted to 7,500 of them. I just applied them all with clear silicone one by one, using a very thin layer," Billie was quoted as saying by Mirror.
She said, "I'd never seen a wall covered in them before and I wanted an industrial look for my kitchen so I thought this would be perfect."
The job was done in nine and a half hours and Billie loves how it has turned out to be.
Billie shared pictures of the finished look on Facebook which quickly went viral, receiving nearly 3,000 likes and over 400 comments.
One user said, "Oh my God, I absolutely love this." Another wrote, "You have the patience of a saint! This looks stunning." Yet another user added, "Wow, that is cool. I've seen the penny floor but never in a wall."
Billie said, "I absolutely love it and I got so many comments from people saying I must have been very patient to put the coins onto the wall in such a precise manner.
"Everyone is in awe of it. I’ve been through a tough time with lockdown and decorating was my release. I think the end result is so much better than anyone could have envisaged and it has exceeded even my own expectations."