Since the restaurant will have a bank theme , Ryan requested a penny topped bar (it’s a thing). We decided to go a couple of steps further and add old money and foreign money from travels. Those are some almost hundred year old checks from The Bank of Clinton too.
Blank slate. Candy contributed some unique things and Ryan and Mary Grace’s travels added some foreign money.
We laid out the paper items, I decopauged them down and began with pennies.
Started with a small section in front of the future ice cream case.
Mostly pennies here but mixed in a few coins and a couple of bills.
Time to mix epoxy ( no small feat) and pour.
You have to pour slowly and carefully.
It looked great.
Crystal clear and bright.
On to the tedious work of arranging it all. We didn’t use anything that was valuable, just interesting.
Candy was very good at it. I couldn’t have done it without her. Many of the coins were from her Dad’s collection.
I included this envelope from my Dad’s coin bag. He collected coins for years while employed at the bank. We didn’t use many of his coins because we are
having them evaluated. Used a few of the bills and coins from their travels though.
Got several sections done.
Second batch gets mixed...
Ok...by later afternoon we had a little wine.
Almost done. We ran out of epoxy and pennies. The results were startlingly good. We’ll finish up next week.