Last February, we did a photo shoot with our mom cave and one of the first things the crew did when setting up was to ask for our wifi password. It was at that point that I had to sneak into the other room, crawl onto the floor, dig out the router from behind the couch, and scribble the key down on a piece of paper. Embarrassing!
Like your friends and family? Want to be a good host?
Many people have smart phones these days, help 'em out and have your network key (aka password) handy in a piece of artwork you can just point to.
- canvas, piece of wood, or white MDF (Mine is an MDF artist board from a kids' art line at Target)
- stencils or cut vinyl numbers
- pouncer sponge and/or brush
- craft paint
- your wireless network's password (look for a sticker on the side of your box)
How to Make It:
This was pretty darn simple and, if you have the supplies on hand, free.
Get your wireless network password and practice writing it down in different ways/layouts, depending on what size board you have. Arrange your stencils how you want 'em, and paint!
I used a pack of oilboard stencils in a Helvetica font that I had found at a craft store, similar to these. After stenciling, I used a thin brush to fill in the stencil lines and brush over the number. I mixed a few colors of craft paint as I went, blending the colors. When dry, I lightly sanded the piece. It's imperfect, but so is the rest of our home. 🙂
And now I have a reminder close at hand to tell our guests "hey, if you want to jump on the wifi, there's the password" and I can just point to the piece.
No more climbing under the couch and getting yourself dusty, no more memorizing weird number and letter combos, no more slow smart phones. 🙂