Color Coded Keys (No cost crafts)

I finally got fed up with not being able to locate the right key to unlock the front door so I decided to color code them. Now I know you can get those key covers to put on your keys that are different colors or have cute little patterns on them, but that’s just not what I go to the store for or I will just forget to look.  So I came up with a simple no cost way to recognize you front door key from all the other keys on your key chain.
You will need keys and nail polish.

 Whatever kind you have will work.  I think I picked these up at Target a while back, but most of us all have some polish at home.  You want the color to be dark so it will cover the key.  Light pink or clear with sparkles isn’t going to work very well I tried it…


 New keys you can find fast.  

My kid’s love to unlock the door so this worked out great for them because now they know which key to use.  Pink for the front door and white for the back door.  

It didn’t cost me a thing.

New keys to open the door.  

Love it!  

I’m going to try to do a segment every week on No cost crafts please tell me if you think it’s a good idea and if you would be interested.


  1. Oh good idea. I have two keys that look identical, good way to differentiate!


  2. How clever! Great idea! Following :)


  3. Love it! I'm going to do this tomorrow 🙂


  4. what a good idea! and inexpensive which is always nice;)


  5. that's just super cute! thanks for the great idea!


  6. Great solution! Also loving the Valentine palette of colors!


  7. Great idea!


  8. This is a seriously great idea! I am a total sucker for something that doesn't cost a thing and I am always fumbling with my keys trying to get the right one! Thanks for the idea!


  9. Thanks for all the great responses! I'm so excited you guys liked my silly idea.


  10. Wow, so smart. I love this idea, thanks so much your brilliance!Amie @


  11. Great idea, I'll have to try this soon! Thanks for sharing!


  12. Cool idea–especially because I have SO many keys on my key chain! Great blog too.Warmly, Michelle


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  14. This is a fantastic idea! I would love for you to link up any of your projects to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties!


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