Sometimes you have to be creative. So, when, barber shop owner Rich Holtham got an estimate of £1000 for the new shop floor in his West Midlands branch in the UK, he decided to do something even better. He exchanged 700 pounds to 70,000 pennies and then covered the whole floor with them.
“We wanted a new floor but the cost of getting it done was expensive and we wanted to do something a bit more unusual, so we looked at a few different ideas online,” Rich told the Daily Mail.
The whole crew spent a full week on this project gluing the coins to the ground.
“We had to take our own cash to the bank and we had to take hundreds of pennies out a day,” explained the owner of BS4 Barber Shop in Dudley. “In the end, we took out £700 worth of pennies. That’s 70,000 coins.”
The project paid off with a cool talking point floor covering and a whole load of media attention.
“We have had a lot of interest in the floor, to be fair. Passers-by keep coming into the shop to take a few photos. We have gained a lot of business from it.”
When this barber got an estimate of £1000 for a new shop floor, he decided to be creative and do something even better.
He decided to use 70,000 pennies to cover the whole shop floor one penny at a time!
“It seemed to take forever.”
“We had to take our own cash to the bank and we had to take hundreds of pennies out a day.”
It took a full week for this project to finish.
The new floor worked out as a great advertisement too.
“Passers-by keep coming into the shop to take a few photos.”
“We have gained a lot of business from it.”
Has this post inspired you? Thinking about a floor you could cover for a few hundred quid?