Since I’ve been looking into my stash of coins lately, I found a bunch of random coins that I wanted to make into something I can display.
Some of the coins I held on to from trips to Europe in the 90s, some IM’s grandmother gave me this last visit to Slovakia when I asked her if she had any still lying around, and some are ones I picked up at flea markets over the years. I like the ones from the former communist countries. There’s some from the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and Czechoslovakia. There are even some from former East Germany.
I liked the idea of a picture frame and found a floating frame that holds the coins between two pieces of glass. I’m not sure if it allows more light to show off what’s inside but it’s a cool effect. Plus, if you turn the frame over you can see the back sides of the coins.
After I gently washed them with a little kitchen soap and warm water, I placed as many as I could in the 6 x 8 frame.
I showed it to IM and we decided a good place for them would be our guest bathroom. It’s a teeny tiny bathroom but still it needed something on the wall in the blank space above the toilet.
After I hung it there, it looked so lost, even within that small piece of wall. So I decided I’d lay some outlines around the frame with washi tape. It helped.
It’s hard to miss the frame now since there is practically a bulls eye pointing it out.