Thursday, 27 September 2012

Pimp Your Keys DIY Glitter Keys

 Now this has nothing to do with beauty products but it is pretty and I am trying to do a few different things on here so expect some more lifestyle posts.
When I was younger some of my friends had keys which had floral prints all over them and I always loved them! Although I am now a little older, I still think the idea of taking something as boring as a pair of keys and adding some sparkles and colour really interesting. Over the weekend I decided to paint my keys and turns out quite a few other people have done it before to, its super duper easy but I'll run you thorough it anyways.
 You'll just need some keys and nail polish, you can use any type of nail polish from glitter to just a solid colour but I would try and chose a more opaque one as it will just make it easier.
 Paint each side of your key with thin layers of nail polish and leave to dry before applying more until you have reached an opaque(or desired) colour. If you are using glitter that is quite thick you may want to apply a solid colour before applying the glitter. Be careful not to paint the part that actually goes in the key hole as that will get scratched and may leave particles in the key hole itself. Apply a top coat and wait to dry before attaching to the rest of your keys.
I haven't tried this myself but why not do some nail art on your keys if you are feeling extra creative?
I even tried it with a holographic polish was interesting and looked quite unusual!

This is a great idea if you are that person that can never find the right key or simply if you just want to add some extra colour to your keys!

What do you think? Will you be trying this and would you like more posts like this?
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17 comments:

  1. It's such a nice idea!! Thanks for sharing this, I will pimp my keys;D

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  2. This is such a cool idea! I remember these!

    Tallshopaholic.blogspot.com

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  3. This is such a good idea! Definitely going to give it a go!

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  4. I would have never thought of that. I will definitely be adding some colour to my keys :)

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  5. never thought of doing this but they look so cute ! x
    thebeautyheroes.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. sooooo... i just did this to my keys too :)
    xx

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  7. Haha, great idea. I'll try this out tomorrow :) xx

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com

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  8. That would be so cool if I didn't have a rented apartment :D I don't dare to paint the keys, because I think my landlord would freak :D But that's an awesome idea! xoxo ♥

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  9. Oh that is so cute. I would never have thought of that :D I love the gold glitter on the brass key.

    Lorna
    xxx

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  10. I have been doing that for years... but you need to repaint it every few months because it chips quickly.

    http://kitschsnitch.blogspot.com.au/

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  11. This is such a good idea im going to get my keys now lol x

    http://pamperedpout.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I'm so going to paint my keys tomorrow! Such a great and simple idea yet it never crossed my mind, thanks for sharing :) xx

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  13. Desperately needed something to tell two keys apart, such an easy solution!

    www.northoflondonblog.com

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  14. I have just painted mine red with gold glitter after seeing this post. It looks amazing! x

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  15. These look so cool, what a great idea! :)

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