Thanks to 2,800 bottle caps, the floor turned dark to colorful (Image: Ellie Brodey)
When Ellie Brodey and partner Tyler moved into their house together, they began saving the bottle caps everyone was using in the hopes of one day turning them into something.
Now, four years later and with 2,800 tops, they have created an amazing bathroom floor.
After seeing people tile their floors with pennies, they decided to use a similar method for their bottle caps.
The couple glued each of the tops down in rows with silicone glue before grouting to fill in the gaps between them and poured 10kg of clear resin, which costs around £ 65, on top of them to create a smooth and shiny surface.
The floor in front of it (Image: Ellie Brodey)
Glue the caps in place (Image: Ellie Brodey)
They need thousands of tips to cover the four and a half square feet of space in their Cornwall home.
Ellie explains, “We weren’t sure what to do with them at first, but then saw the penny floor idea and decided to make a bottle cap bottom.
They added resin to make it smooth (Image: Ellie Brodey)
The finished floor (Image: Ellie Brodey)
Now they have a unique feature filled with memories of nights out with friends and family (Image: Ellie Brodey)
“We finally had enough and started holding her a few months ago.
“Overall it took me about five hours to hold the caps in place, and then grouting the caps was the biggest pain as there are so many! It took a few hours to grout and then clean to make sure they were ready for the resin.
“The resin was a quick job as you just pour it on and let it cure for 48 hours.”
The couple worked together to complete the project, and it was a special achievement for Ellie, due to be born in August.
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Ellie posted on Facebook thanking everyone who had a drink in her house as it meant they were one step closer to completing their floor.
She said, “If you’ve ever had anything to drink, you have contributed to it. Thanks to family and friends for their help. ‘
She also shared the pictures on DIY On A Budget’s official Facebook group and over 4,000 liked her post.
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