penny floor

Well, here are my two cents: this is the craziest decorating decision I have seen in awhile. A Chicago couple has glued 60,000 pennies to their bedroom floor.

Instead of forking over thousands on new flooring, they decided to make a change with ... well ... change. And yes, it looks as crazy as it sounds.

Ryan Lange and Emily Belden have paved their entire 234-square-foot bedroom with pennies, which amounted to about $600 worth. It's a much cheaper option than cherry wood floods, that's for sure. The project started when they wanted to renovate their bedroom and inspiration hit Ryan as he stared at a jar of pennies in their house.

"We'd been looking up options and were thinking about being green when I said we should just tile the floor in pennies,” he said in an interview. Well, I have to say, that is certainly recycling at its best. Friends even got in on the cause, bringing over the coins they had lying around their own homes. The couple even found a couple of rare ones to plaster to the floor (like an Indian head penny from 1873).

It looks cool, I will give them that. The variation of colors is mesmerizing, if not dizzying. But what will they do when the novelty wears off? I can't imagine looking at the metallic floor for 15 years. Check out the entire process of creating a penny floor:

Would you do this to your floor?