Use nail polish to color code your keys #Do It Yourself#crafts#glitter#great-ideas July 2 2012 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photo: A Bubble Life Take any nail polish, apply two coats, and you're done. That's how easy this DIY project is. Remove with nail polish remover, and you can start all over with new colors. It's definitely cheaper than buying key covers for all of the members of your household and much easier to personalize. Glitterphiles can have their own set too. ᔥ A Bubbly Life Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Monday Moment: vintage radio-infused color makes me want to dance NEXT Knowing when to call the game: we don't care if our son doesn't play team sports Show/Hide comments [ 11 ] How have I NEVER thought of this before… wow. I feel so lame now haha. Great idea! 2 agree Reply That is brilliant. <3 it. 1 agrees Reply Yes! Something simple enough even *I* can do it! 1 agrees Reply Nail polish is useful for labeling all kinds of things. I've used it for marking which electric toothbrush is mine (not the part you stick in your mouth, natch) and as I wear the letters off my keyboard I use different colors of nail polish to label the keys I get mixed up. (The u/i pairing was killing me until then). 4 agree Reply OMG labeling my blank keyboard keys! That's a really good idea. 1 agrees Reply I have known two scientists so far who have painted all of their tools with pink nail polish so people would stop "borrowing" their lab supplies and not returning them. They claim it works! 3 agree Reply I did this as a kid once when my dad left for work and forgot to let the dog out of his workshop. Mom and I spent an hour going through all his keys trying to figure out which was the right one. After that, we marked it with red polish so we wouldn't have to look again. 1 agrees Reply This is a basket moment for me. Seriously. 2 agree Reply This is a basket moment for me, too. I actually have it on my to-do list to buy those little key cover things. How did I not think of nail polish?? 4 agree Reply I totally did this with all my dorm keys while in college. They were all the same shape and color, they were easy to mix up! Added bonus for hackers: key shops won't be able to read the "Do Not Duplicate" print on the key once the polish is on, so you will be able to copy them. 3 agree Reply Genius. Thank you! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.