yup, I've got a penny counter

totally unrelated to education or children

I am going to tell you a little story about a boy and a penny collection, and a kitchen counter.  

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, there was a boy who collected pennies.  He tucked each penny away in a jar, until one day, his older sister, in need of some ready cash, stole them from the hiding place in his bedroom.

Upset, but not to be deterred, that young boy started his collection again, with a single penny.

That young boy grew up, still collecting pennies. As he moved around the country, adding a wife and 2 children to his people collection, the pennies moved with him.  

While the pennies were being collected, other pennies were spent renovating a kitchen.  While a concrete counter seemed a wonderful idea at the time, it did not hold up to regular kitchen use.

The penny collector became agitated.

He wanted to cover the counter with something that would not stain each time a drop of lemon juice or olive oil sprayed on it.

The penny collector's wife thought about the pennies and the counter and wondered if a penny covered counter would be feasible.

The penny collector was excited.  A new counter!  With his pennies!

A summer project was born. 

 figuring out the logistics of the upscaled counter
don't miss those stains

our resident expert putting  in a tile work space

penny gluing party
:( missed it since I was away visiting my parents  

no pictures of the epoxy pour
my husband said that there was no time for playing with a camera

a penny counter

The penny collector is a happy man.

The penny collector's wife wants a black knife block.  

And they all lived happily ever after.

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  1. Who would have thought! Very creative indeed. Now why not ask him to collect notes and line your pockets.
    Julie :-)
    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

  2. It is SO cool. Any idea how many pennies were involved?

  3. It is SO cool. Any idea how many pennies were involved?

    1. My husband said that there were between 6 and 7 thousand pennies. We have a few left over ...


  4. Wow! That is really something!! Congratulations to all on a job well done!!

  5. That's so cool! I've actually seen someone who did the same technique in the entry way of their house. It's so creative!
    A Tall Drink of Water


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