- Karmen Swanepoel is making waves online after decorating her braai area floor with 50 000 coins
- The crafty lady says she spent over 70 hours on her knees getting the coins to look just right
- Local social media users headed to the comments section and complimented the young woman on an impressive job well done
Creativity is certainly one thing South Africans never run short of as one woman proved when she decorated her floor using only 5c coins. The time-consuming project cost Karmen Swanepoel 70 hours on her knees and a little over 50 000 coins.
Heading online, Karmen Swanepoel shared the news with her many Facebook friends.
"You read right yes, fifty thousand coins...Very proud that I did everything myself," she captioned the post in part.
Swanepoel is certainly a creative soul who spends much of her free time looking through the internet for fun DIY projects. Last year the cat-lover came across a Pinterest post of a floor that had been covered in American pennies and the young woman was immediately inspired, Sunday Times reports.
“I liked the idea and I figured I could do something similar with five-cent coins. At first, I considered laying them in a honeycomb pattern, which would have used fewer coins. But the accountant in me would not allow it... I measured the space and did the calculations and figured I would need about 50 000 coins,” she told the publication.
It's clear the handy lady is very pleased with her hard work. The only thing left to do is wait as Swanepoel eagerly expects her floor to dry and harden properly so she can add a few more finishing touches, Head Topics reports.
Social media users shared their thoughts on the home project. Check out some of the comments below:
Linda Niemand said:
J P De Villiers said:
"Unbelievable!!! Well done, it came out very cool."
Alna Basson said:
"Oh, Karmen, this is just you. This is really exceptional. Show us the end product!"
Delia Jordaan said:
"Omw, you must send this to the SA Coin!!!"
Halala: Local man paints house for free in celebration of Mandela Day 2021
In some more home news, Briefly News previously reported that DeOnly Regte Bederf (Emanuel) posted an inspirational story on Facebook in the #Imstaying group. He revealed that a company he works for, General Coatings Paint Centres, painted a member of the community's house for free.
The generous act was carried out in celebration of Nelson Mandela Day 2021. A series of pictures uploaded to Facebook shows the transformation of the home's exterior.
He captioned the post with the following:
"Mandela Day 18 July 2021. We decided to paint the house of one of our community members FOR FREE . #ImStaying. To God be the glory! "
Social media users react to the generous act
Sharon Van der Merwe:
"Oh come on now just see the love and inspiration here, love me to you."
"I like it n God bless you, some people will leave a neighbour who is without shoes n go donate shoes to a shelter just far from home."
"Wow, that looks great well done and thanks for caring and being kind. ."
"It looks sharp! May the Lord Jesus Christ inspire us to more of these acts in the service of our Father."
Eleanor La Grange:
"That’s what Mr Mandela was talking about. Ubuntu, well done."
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