We hated the musky carpet in the office / craft room, So, rather than buy a normal floor covering, I decided to challenge myself. I began collecting beer / soda bottle caps from friends and family across country as well as circulating a picture of my project to local pubs. It took over a year to complete because I waited for people to drink the right colors. I think it turned out amazing!
Almost all the caps we’re flattened with anything I could find round enough to rebend them into shape. ( husbands sockets, hammer, etc. ) Then, each cap was piped with tile mortar to dry full allow stability for walking.
I knew I wanted some sort of star in center. After several dry fits, I took a pic and began the real work. My grand daughter helped by photo bombing my tutorial every chance she got.
The pattern was duplicated on the other side and grew depending on how many I had of any one color.
The final product was grouted black and minimal 6 coats of commercial grade urethane applied.
The doorways were highlighted with a “door mat” pattern. Its difficult to see here, but there’s a red mat with a blue and white star in front of my closet.
Materials used for this project:
- Varies bottle Cap colors (Friends, family and local pubs)
- Tile mortar and Unsanded black grout (Lowes)
- Commercial strength urethane (Amazon)