Anyone else remember that joyful feeling that came over you when you got the keys to your first car or house? I am experiencing those feelings all over again because today we officially got the keys to our FIRST real office! As a lot of you know, we’ve been looking for SO long! This means Starbucks is NO longer our HQ! ;) There are so many more details that I cannot wait to share with you. I can hardly wait to decorate the studio. I have a running list of ideas. I promise I will post a blog post dedicated to the entire revamp of the space. Let’s just say, Andy is going to have his work cut out for sure! ;)
So now I have A LOT of keys on my key ring. ;) Usually when I have to tell a key apart, I will add a little colored nail polish to the top of my keys to know the difference. One of the strategies I love to think about when creating concepts for Best Friends For Frosting is “What is a frequent problem I deal with and how can I solve this?” And that was when the idea of these painted keys was born!
As spring 2017 is already here, I thought this project would be PERFECT for my own version of spring cleaning. No more getting my parent’s Air BNB key mixed up with my house keys for this girl! ;) I took some of my favorite trendy patterns and painted them on the keys! You can never go wrong with palm leaves, polka dots, and dalmation prints! I guess it’s just the Kate Spade / Lilly Pulitzer / J.Crew in me all coming out! ;)
Don’t be intimidated! I promise this DIY challenge is NOT a daunting task. Grab your favorite paint and get the party started. Blast some Britney Spears or Carrie Underwood and make it fun! Heck, you could even grab a pint of ice cream while you’re at it and make a whole night of it! ;) Feeling intimidated still? Start with the polka dots. I guarantee if you can dot an “i” you can surely knock this one out of the park!
How To Make DIY Chic Painted Key Tops
- Painters tape
- Acrylic paint in white, light pink, black, and green
- Small paint brush
- Extremely thin paint brush
- Using painters tape, tape across the bottom part of the key to make a straight line.
- Using a small paint brush, paint the key top light pink and let dry.
- For your polka dot keys, use your thin paint brush to add white and hot pink dots to your pink key top.
- For you dalamtion key tops, use your thin paint brush to add black dalmation spots to your pink key tops.
- For your palm leaf key tops, use your thin paint brush and green paint to paint a thin palm leaf design on your key tops!