Almost every day I have to tell someone which key to use. As you can see, my key ring is a mess. I have keys to my apt/building/mailbox, my sister's house, my parent's house, the shop, the studio, and the studio bathroom (both men and women.) Then I came across this GENIUS idea. So simple, so effective, and I'm able to use supplies I already have.
Yes I've tried those plastic key covers but they just get dirty and fall apart. This is a great solution! Just take your keys off the ring, and cover one side in a coat of nail polish.
Wait about 5 minutes then flip and cover the other side. American apparel polish covered the best.
Now when someone needs my keys, I can easily point them out: women's restroom? hot pink! all photos by Margaret Haas