May 2, 2011

Free Key Fix

Do you have keys that look exactly the same but are for different locks?

Well, I do and it drives me crazy! 
Without fail it seems I grab the wrong one first and that can be a pain in the butt when you're carrying 15 grocery bags.



I thought about using tape or something like that to mark them- but then it hit me! Nail Polish!

I grabbed a couple of shades to try it out and the first coat took awhile to dry- like at least a hour. But it bonded well.

You wanna plan to do at least two coats, just like your nails.
Is it driving you crazy, like it's driving me crazy, that the pink was painted too far over on the right side?
I ended up with three coats- and have had "nail polish keys" for a week testing out the durability. No chips or peeling, so I'm calling it a success!
A sad and true story.
I told the hubby the hot pink key was for his key chain, expecting him to know I was kidding and that it was actually the white one. What does it say about me that he unquestioningly put the pink one on his key chain?
Perhaps I can be unreasonable and controlling at times.

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31 comments:

  1. Great idea!
    I am starting my own linky party this Tuesday! It's the first one. I would love it if you would participate! It's called $10 Tuesdays and it's for things that cost less than $10 and take 20-30 mins (ish) to complete. I love inexpensive and quick projects and I'm guessing others will too ;) Thanks so much for considering.
    Tina Watschke
    http://sweetfloweret.blogspot.com/

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  2. Best. Idea. Ever!!! I'll soon be a less stressed woman! Thanks for this!

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  3. what a great idea, and i think it's too funny that the pink being too far on the right irks you. i think if it were anything else, i'd agree. i'd love to know how this holds up in the long run. and fun fonts on here! i need to look into sprucing up my blog...pretty much i change the background and that's it.

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  4. Great idea! Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

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  5. What an amazing idea. I am visiting form tip junkie linky party. Come and say hi
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  6. What a neat tip!

    I am having a giveaway on my blog from Cmmoca's handmade shop. $27 store credit to win a shopping organizer. A neat place to note doew your To list and organize your coupons. check it out!
    http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2011/05/27-store-credit-from-cmmocas-handmade.html

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  7. Thanks for the great idea! I will be doing this!

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  8. I love that idea! It is so expensive to buy the keys with designs on them. I am totally doing this.

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  9. Thanks for all the comments on this super easy project! I'm happy to report that at three weeks the paint is holding strong! :)

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  10. You are featured this week at "Anti-Procrastination Tuesday" @ New Nostalgia! Thank you so much for linking up! Hope to see you again this week.

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  11. I totally have this problem too! At first my two keys were different colors, but over time the silver key has become more and more gold. It is nearly impossible to tell the difference in my garage! I am definitely doing this - TODAY! I am your newest follower. Come over to Greetings From the Asylum and follow me too!

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  12. So simple & smart!!!

    Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday! Hope to see ya again this week :)

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  13. I often paint the WHOLE KEY...It lasts forever, cute and I can find my key quick!!

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  14. What a simple and effective idea!!
    Thank you so much for sharing this @ {nifty thrifty sunday} last week as well!
    Hope to see you again tomorrow! :)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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  15. You've got some really creative ideas on this-here blog!!! :-)

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  16. So very clever! We are just replacing all of our doors and I will be stealing your idea! Thanks so much.

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  17. That's a great idea!!! WE just moved and I am having trouble getting used to all the new keys for different doors... WE would love if you shared this on our Fancy this Fridays link up at Truly Lovely! http://trulylovelywiththelaneysisters.blogspot.com/2011/05/fancy-this-fridays-26-and-surprise.html

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  18. Ha! I'd say that's a good hub you got there. :) That's a brilliant idea! I love it!

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  19. I really need to remember to do this! Thanks!

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  20. That is a great idea! Thanks for linking up @ memakingdo!

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  21. What a great super quick fix! Thanks for the idea :)

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  22. Love your blog!! I am definitely going to be your new follower :) I would love it if you followed me to @ for.the.luv.of.blogspot.com that would be great :) I am just starting out, but I am excited to share new recipes, crafts, and makeup.. And Giving away giveaways on mineral make-up!!

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  23. I highly doubt you're controlling. Perhaps we've just trained them well... {:
    Fantastic idea. I've oodles of keys, and nail polish that isn't quite up to par for my nails but I hate to throw it away. Plus two girls that would love to help with this project. Lovely!

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  24. Such a simple, but great idea. Thanks for stopping by to add this to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday party!

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  25. Fantastic idea. I've bought colored plastic tops to put on each key, but they are very bulky...this is perfect. Thanks for the post.

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  26. Yes! Great idea. We have a camper, and although there are only 4 keys on the chain, it takes me twenty minutes to find the right one. THIS will be happening for our camper keys!!

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  27. What a great, thrifty idea! Nail polish can be used for so many things. Thanks for one more great idea! shannonsews.blogspot.com

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  28. What a great Idea!!! And that sounds like something my husband would do. hehehe
    So glad I found this great blog on the blog hop Saved by Love Creations. I am now excited to follow!
    -Robyn from http://tipsfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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  29. That is such a great idea! I have similar looking keys too and I have to sort through my keys to find the right one. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Great idea! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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