Our Mini Family: My MacBook Makeover


Sep 4, 2013

My MacBook Makeover



I'm sure I'm not the only one who has a MacBook that's a little old and starting to lose its edge. Today, I decided to spruce it up a bit, and give my little Mac a sweet makeover that fits my style! Here is the BEFORE:
Before cleaning my mac, I made sure to research into what I should and should NOT do! You can see this info in great detail here and here on the Apple site! It's especially important to follow the guidelines on the site! We wouldn't want to do anything that could harm the hardware of a Mac, so definitely look into it if you consider cleaning your Apple Mac, keyboard, mouse, iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc! (You get the idea!)
Wanna know something kind of gross? Your computer keyboard, theoretically, has more germs than your toilet seat!
Not only are you allowed to disinfect your keyboard, but you are ENCOURAGED to! Please, if you take anything away from my post, please just make sure you clean your keyboard(s) ASAP! So before you do anything: 1) turn off your computer & unplug it from the power 2) grab a clean and soft cloth 3) squeeze excess liquid from the wipe before it comes anywhere near your keyboard! The hardware of the computer lives under the keyboard on MacBooks! Any liquid down there and it's BAD!
So once I got my Mac squeaky clean, I got out my washi tape!
I LOVE these patterns together a LOT!
As soon as I found them at The Washi Shop on Etsy, I bought 'em!
The really cool thing about standard washi tape: 
it's the same width as Mac keys!
Say WHAAAT?! Yes! It was SOO darn easy to do this project! 
I only had to measure the length for the individual keys.
Once I did that, I trimmed them down to size!
The finished product! 
I think it's SUPER cute! Hands down, one of the easiest DIY projects!
I may even buy solid colored wash tape, so that I can do all of the other keys in pink!  But for now, this is exactly what my sad Mac needed! Hooray!

34 comments :

  1. This is precious! I'm so going to do this! I'm visiting from Wonderful Wednesday! If you like to link up come over to Craft Frenzy Friday at www.craftdictator.com. It goes live Thursday night at 7PM central time!

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    1. Hi Cara!

      Thank you so much!! I appreciate you stopping by from Wonderful Wednesday! See you on Thursday!

      ~Cathy~

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  2. Such a good idea! It looks very cute!

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  3. Washi tape! Yay! lol Your Mac looks super adorable. :)

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    1. YAY washi tape! Haha thank you so much, Charlene!

      ~Cathy~

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  4. As a loyal Macbook user, I think this is so creative and cute! This would be great to link-up to Create It Thursday for this week…it's live now! Hope you'll join us!

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    1. Hi Leslie!

      Thanks for stopping by! I will totally stop by Create it Thursday--in fact, I will come on over to link up at your party now! :)

      Thanks for the invite!
      ~Cathy~

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  5. Love your Mac Makeover! And that washi tape is SO cute. Love it!

    Katie

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    1. Washi tape is my new fave thing! Thanks Katie!! :)

      ~Cathy~

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  6. That looks so cool! I will give it a try but my keyboard is black so it's not going to look as cool. Found you at the Tickled Pink x2 party. Pinning!

    I would love for you to share this at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday Link Party over at Krafty Cards etc. http://kraftycardsetc.blogspot.com/2013/09/krafty-inspiration-thursday-link-party-7.html
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Maria

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    1. Good morning, Maria!

      Thanks so much for stopping by! I would LOVE to stop by the Krafty Inspiration linky party! I appreciate the invite and will stop by in a few minutes!

      Have a great weekend!
      ~Cathy~

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    2. Thanks for sharing at the Party, you have been chosen as one of the top 5 featured posts at tomorrows party.
      Have a lovely evening!
      Maria

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    3. How exciting!!! Thank you so much, Maria!

      I will be sure to stop by the party in a few!
      ~Cathy~

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  7. So cute! I should do this on my mac!!!!! Thanks for the inspiration and for visiting my blog!

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    1. You're welcome! I love finding new blogs to visit and get inspired by fellow bloggers!

      PS. You should totally try it--FYI, the tape can easily be taken off with no visible residue. That way, you can always try it and if you don't like it, you can remove the washi tape!

      ~Cathy~

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  8. Oh, so cute and personal! Do I dare??? My mac book keys are black though...I wonder how this will work...

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    1. You TOTALLY could! You just would want darker washi tape patterns!

      ~Cathy~

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  9. What the what!!!!!!!!! This is seriously AWESOME! So so so personal and darling. Thanks so much for sharing the Washi Shop. My pocketbook will now be in trouble. ;)

    Xo Kylie

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    1. LOL thanks Kylie! The Washi Shop is fabulous, and I cannot recommend that store enough. The owner sent it to me without 3-4 business days, and she even included a sample of another pattern I hadn't even paid for!

      ~Cathy~

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  10. What an adorable idea! Too bad my Air has black keys. It wouldn't look QUITE as cute as this does. I'm hosting a handmade candle giveaway that you should enter! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/09/fremont-candles-givewaway-20-for.html

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    1. Thanks Kayla!

      I still think that you can do it with black keys--you'd probably want the darker types of washi tape, though! :)

      YAY candle giveaways!! I will totally go check it out!

      ~Cathy~

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  11. super Cute!! My VAIO is white and you're tempting me to take the silicone skin off and use my washi! lol

    Thanks for sharing!

    Glory
    anythingonmymindpr.blogspot.com

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    1. You totally should!! You know, I rocked the silicone cover on my MacBook for like a solid year! I had a really pretty blue that's very close to the shade of our blog avatar. But I knew I needed to clean the keys, and then that was when I decided to do something fun with it! :)

      Thanks for stopping by!
      ~Cathy~

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  12. That turned out way super cute!!! My MAC seemed to like seeing it too! :) Thanks so much for linking up with OPC and Shaken Together to support Habitat!

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    1. Thank you so much! Glad you thought it was cute! :)

      ~Cathy~

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  13. I still have my IBOOK! Love the tape - especially the floral tape - Adore my Mac! Great idea! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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    1. Hey Kathy!

      Thanks so much--I'm a sucker for that floral tape and anything in that shade of color!

      ~Cathy~

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  14. Congratulations…this post was featured on Create It Thursday #19! Thanks so much for sharing a fabulous idea with us last week!

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    1. SWEET!

      Thanks so much for featuring our post at Create it Thursday, Leslie! I will be sure to stop by!! :)

      ~Cathy~

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  15. This is the cutest thing I've seen in a long time!! Thanks for sharing. Linda

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    1. Awww you're too kind, Linda! I appreciate it!!
      ~Cathy~

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  16. I love this! Such a fun way to decorate your laptop! I wish my husband would let me do this with ours! Love, Melanie (melaniegetsmarried.blogspot.com)

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    1. Hey there, lady!

      Thanks so much for your kind words--I know what you mean about hubby putting the foot down haha...I wanted to decorate all of our Mac keyboards in the house after this one, and he wants us to see how it looks after a few months with the tape on there first! (talk about anal retentive right? haha jk!)

      I appreciate you stopping by, Melanie!
      ~Cathy~

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