A few years ago, I started gluing pennies to the wall. It was simple. I had put my knee through an already patched hole on the bar wall and decided we needed a surface more durable than drywall. Normal people would have installed tile. Normal people would have a bank account that has more in it than pennies. Over the past couple of years, my home value has dropped by almost
a zillion dollars 65,000. Depressing, isn’t it? Fortunately, I was at work looking for random articles to amuse and annoy my coworkers with when I stumbled upon this guy. Turns out, I am not a crazy lady gluing objects to the wall, but an astute investor who is minimizing risk by investing in funds that will hold their face value. My finance professor should be proud.
In the spirit of the 1 trillion dollar coin, I have decided to
glue upcycle currency to fix the housing crisis stairwell landing.
I used hardi-backer instead of cement because it is easier to cut, and Charlie likes to eat the little bits of cement. When you’re cute, you don’t have to be smart.
Glue the pennies using construction adhesive. There are thousands of adhesives / mortar options out there, just pick one you can use without gluing your hand to the floor or the car steering wheel (true story).
My honey acquired all the pennies through a penny drive at work. They were happy to sell him the pennies at the end of the drive. You know your honey accepts your weirdness when he texts you a picture of the bag full of penny rolls he bought for you. Hands down, best gift ever!
If your honey isn’t this nice to you, you can get the pennies from the bank, but go to a bank you don’t like. It is very difficult to explain to the teller what you need $40 worth of pennies for, and they will give you the look of death.
After you’ve glued the pennies, shine them up with some classic Brasso, seal with a thin coat of laquer and grout your little heart off.
Easter Egg – I left a couple of penny holes so that I could screw / easily unscrew the cement board if I ever need to remove it. I know, someday I may manage to sell my house and the new folks may not share my investment enthusiasm.
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