Do you ever have those moments when, maybe out of boredom or a hare-brained idea, you try something new and kooky? That’s pretty much what I did recently (I blame the neverending winter), and made my very own (custom!) smartphone cover. But let’s back up a bit to see how we got here.
A while ago, Nick and I decided to get some good smartphones. With how much we’re running around the city, it made sense. Coincidentally, our provider Mobilicity (we ❤ you guys!) was having a sale on some of their phones, including the HTC Amaze. We were pretty impressed reading the specs, and decided to go for it. I can’t remember the exact price we paid, maybe about $300 for each phone? Anyways, we went in and got our swanky new phones.
I figured since we’d be hoping to get a lot of use out of them, getting the rubbery case and screen protector would probably be a good idea. I really wanted a pink case for mine. Are you surprised? Didn’t think so. Well, they only had black and white cases available. Womp womp. So I got a white case, and Nick got a black case. Our phones are otherwise identical, so we wanted to be able to tell them apart.
Well, over time, my white case started to get kind of dingy. So, a little while back I said “hmm…. I’ve used nail polish for other stuff, wonder if it would work here”, and I went to work. I used Personal Accents Bubblegum Nail Lacquer, because I loved the adorable candy pink shade. I just basically painted on an opaque layer without even taking off the case, and left it to dry and cure on a table overnight. By morning, it was fully cured, and had the feel of a candy coated shell, so I was very happy about that. To be extra sure and seal the colour in well, I also topped it, predictably, Personal Accents Quick Dry Top Coat the next day. This is a prime example of use what’s on hand, I guess. So now I have an adorable pink phone that makes me smile every time I use it. What do you think?
I might do a design or stencil down the road, but for now I’m loving the solid colour. Have you guys done any little crafts lately? Or used nail polish for non-nail painting fun? Let me know 🙂