After viewing lots of hacks on here and various Pinterest posts I had to make something of my own. I decided on creating a penny topped Ikea lack table!
What is needed:
Ikea Black/Brown Lack table
Picture frame mount
10mm reinforced glass
Brasso cleaner (wadding)
Overall this took way longer than I’d initially planned as I’d thought of using a mix of both clean and dirty but then I decided I wanted a sheen finish so painstakingly cleaned each and every coin.
Moulding was used for the edges to create the insert for the coins. A picture frame mount was used because the coins did not go right to the edge on all sides so the coins just float away under the mount leaving a nice professional edge.
Went for reinforced glass to avoid any damage and luckily the 10mm thickness worked perfectly for the depth left by the moulding.
I could have created a pattern or used alternative layouts but I like the lines this creates to the eye just simply from having them in a honeycomb style layout.