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Narcissus Buffet With Unicorn SPiT

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More beautiful than I'd imagined, I still can't believe I created this! Once an ugly mahogany buffet, now a showstopper! The vibrant colors of Unicorn SPiT topped with an epoxy shine resemble flowing waters with a reflection Narcissus would fall in love with!
After repair and cleaning the buffet, I glued wood appliques to the doors and drawers for depth. I then painted the entire piece in Annie Sloan Florence Chalk Paint. After sanding, I did a wash of Annie Sloan Aubusson by mixing 60/40 paint/water, brushing on and wiping back with a lint free cloth. See how the crevices and texture held the dark Aubusson?
I dry brushed some Aubusson and white, then applied a white wax for more dimension and protection.
This is the part I know you've been waiting for! The top!!! At this point, the top is painted Annie Sloan Florence. The magic happens when I apply the Unicorn SPiT Gel Stain and Glaze. I used four colors: White Ning, Midnight Blackness, Zia Teal and Blue Thunder. This is how it looked before I blended:
Next I spritzed a generous amount of water so I could blend easily over the porous chalk painted surface. With the palm of my hands, I blended Unicorn SPiT end to end, being careful not to muddy the colors. When dried, I added and blended more SPiT until I was happy. Next I lightly sanded with 400 grit paper and cleaned the surface of dust.
I applied tung oil finish to seal the Unicorn SPiT. SPiT dries to a chalky finish but comes alive with the oil! Since I wanted the buffet super shiny, I chose to finish with a two part epoxy resin (Famowood)

Materials I used for this project:

  • Unicorn SPiT Gel Stain and Glaze   (Http://serendipity.house)
  • Wood appliques   (D Lawless Hardware)
  • Famowood Epoxy   (Amazon)
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