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Fun in the Details

Sometimes a little extra pizzazz is all it takes to brighten your day. It’s like that saying, “Life is in the details.” Anyone can drink a bottle of pop, but using a straw is much more fun.  And slipping on sandals is commonplace, but bright toenails make everyone smile.

Following that same logic; Everyone carries a set of keys, but carrying a sparkly set  is just a little sweeter.

Necessary Supplies

Key. Mod-Podge. Glitter. Paint brush.

Note: I got this idea from a Pinterest post. I followed the instructions on there (which I don’t 100% recommend) so I don’t have as many corresponding pictures as I’d like.

Step 1: Dip your paint brush in Mod-Podge and spread it over the area of the key that you would like to sparkle. Glitter will stick very easily so a thin layer is best; plus you can always add more later.

Step 2: Sprinkle the glitter onto the key and shake away the excess. Allow the key to dry for 25 minutes.

Step 3: Flip over the key and repeat steps 1 and 2.

Note: This is the point when I realized I only had enough blue embossing glitter for 1.5 sides of the key. Embossing glitter isn’t necessary, but it’s just what I had wanted to use. Either way, I had to repeat steps 1, 2 and 3 using regular, green glitter. So if you’d like a two-tone key like mine, just repeat steps 1 through 3 right on top of each other.

Step 4: Apply a thin top layer of Mod-Podge to keep the glitter from flaking off. Again, let it dry for 25 minutes then flip and apply to the other side.

Step 5: Once the last second side dries, slip your key on a ring. Don’t be alarmed if your glitter seems to peel up a bit as the ring presses against it. I was able to press mine back down and it was good as new.

Good as new, yet better than ever!

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About Kristen Van Loon

My name is Kristen Van Loon and this is the chronicle of my search for *Oomf!* Not only have I deemed myself qualified to revamp, repair, refurnish and refine my house, but I also jump into any DIY project that my friends, co-workers, family and practical strangers stumble upon. I would love to tell you that this is my full-time job and my complete life mission, but I make my bread and butter elsewhere and raise a daughter (Olivia). I have some experience but no time, no formal training and no money. My only saving grace is that I love figuring things out, I’m great at improvising and I’m always inspired. For the record, some things that I do (play with electricity, for one) may seem risky, and some of them are. I will always tell you what I’ve done, but I won’t ever suggest things for you that aren’t safe. Even though I push the envelope, I am only marginally incompetent. If sources (father, my brain, Google) tell me not to do something then I usually won’t. But if I do try and it blows up in my face (figuratively or literally) you will hear all about it, and you hopefully won’t attempt it. At the end of the day, I hope to inspire you. Space-Lift isn’t just a blog, it’s a verb. It’s an action that brightens your surroundings by assaulting everything that needs improvement. Nothing is off limits, and all possibilities will be considered.

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