Have you ever left the house during the day, thinking, “I will only been gone a short while.” But then a million and one things happen: you saw your old friend while in line at Starbucks and talk and talked, or that office party you attended wasn’t so lame after all, or the traffic was crazy and it took forever to get home? Whatever the reason, you find yourself home, later than expected, and now it’s dark. Too bad you don’t have those fancy motion lights over your front door because you forgot to turn them on when you left. How did you know that you’d be returning home in pitch darkness? ….Now to find your house key, and the tiny little hole it fits into….. uggggh! Never again my friends. Thanks to the Momma Bear of Crafting, Martha Stewart.
Check out this glorious little product, Martha Stewart Glow In The Dark Sealer:
Glow in the dark? Oh yes. I know you are thinking that the only thing this is good for is painting stars on kid’s room ceilings, but there are so many more applications. It comes in this huge bottle and has kind of a yellow tint… that’s normal, no worries.
Like: the Glow-in-the-Dark House Key.
Remember yesterday when I showed you how I painted my keys so I could tell them apart? Well, I thought, “This is great, until it’s dark and I cannot see my paint.” Then I remembered the Martha Stewart Glow In The Dark Sealer.
even though it looks yellow/greeny in the bottle, it goes on almost totally clear. (Just a little whitish.)
The finish is matte, so I lost that nice shiny nail polish finish, but no worries. The glow-in-the-darkness is what is important here. Worth it. I promise you I tried my best to get a picture of the key and lock actually glowing the dark, but I couldn’t get it. That’s some serious photography skills. So instead, I photoshopped how it looks:
haha. That’s actually kinda what it looks like in the dark. Kinda.
Ok, next time you are stuck out later than you expected, you will be able to find your keys (at the lock) easily. Enjoy!
05/01/13 – I used 2-3 coats of the glow in the dark paint over a coat of teal nail polish. The glow in the dark paint has no teal color in it. After 6 months of use I did have to reapply the glow-in-the-dark finish, constant rubbing against my other keys wore down the finish. When I left my keys in the dark recesses of my bag all day the glow-in-the-dark factor was decreased, but if I left my keys near sunshine/light (my desk, entry console, etc) then the glow-in-the-darkness was better that night.
(The opinions expressed here are 100% my own. I was in no way compensated for my review of Martha Stewart’s Glow-in-the-Dark Finish.)
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