Just a Coffee Table? No Way - This is Art. #SPiTchallenge


Well I have this fabulous friend. Her name is Gina. Gina knew that I was dabbling in this whole furniture repurposing thing so she provided me with the perfect pallet for my Unicorn SPiT Stain & Glaze in One.
Gina's Table
Gina's Table
Here's my pallet. Check this coffee table!! Fabulous piece on its own because it is solid, and no issues. Time to get to work!
The blank canvas
The blank canvas
Of course, there is sanding. I needed to get the top down to the bare wood and it took a while. But look at the result! Couldn't ask for more beautiful grain to work with!
The beginning of color wonder
The beginning of color wonder
I have a passion for blending the colors. I think I used nearly every color on this table that Unicorn SPiT offers. But my trick is to just blend, blend, blend. I use a lot of water sometimes to put the colors together and soften them. When you use water, you dilute the SPiT to just a stain and it does take the glaze effect away.
Wow.. deep, rich, color
Wow.. deep, rich, color
First coat of poly on. Look how it deepens the richness of the colors and how they are bringing the wood to life! The grain peeking through is the best part!
Stain the Edges
Stain the Edges
I used Zia Teal Unicorn SPiT to do the edge of the table top. It also has some grain poking through and almost looks distressed.
Yummy!
Yummy!
I painted the base with an off-white chalk paint and sealed it with a General Finishes top coat.
I'm in Love
I'm in Love
I didn't have to do a thing to the pulls on the drawers... they were cool to begin with.
"Magical Unicorn" Coffee Table
"Magical Unicorn" Coffee Table
My "Magical Unicorn" Coffee Table is complete. Isn't she beautiful???? This table is part of what inspired me to focus on just wood art. Seeing how these colors bring such life to wood brought life to me!
All Her Glory
All Her Glory
Thank you Gina!! For giving me this gorgeous canvas!

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  • Alexandra Rose Mullen
    on Aug 30, 2018

    Could you tell me what color pallet you used precisely? I'd love to try this on some furnature in my daughter's room.

    • Susi Schuele
      on Aug 30, 2018

      I wish I could.. Honestly. I did this probably 3 years ago so it isn't fresh in my mind. I would say I probably used Zia Teal, Dragon's Belly, Blue Thunder, Molly Red Pepper and Purple Hill Majesty. Keep in mind though that these colors are very diluted, very blended and on top of sanded darker wood (cherry maybe.. not sure). I always use my hands, no brushes. And the dilution comes from spraying water on the SPiT, not diluting in a bottle. You want the grain to come through. Try a small area by misting a very small dab of stain first to see how it reacts. Put lighter colors down first, then darker. The base of the table is white chalk paint. Hope this helps!

  • Tonia L. Schipull
    on Sep 11, 2018

    I sent a picture of your Magical Unicorn coffee table to my daughter and she would like for me create the same for her. I bought a coffee table at the thrift store for .49. Yes, forty nine cents!! I'm a beginner. Do you think I could possibly re-create ?what you have done or at least similar where she would like it? She has a 3-D pic of an Elephant that has all of those colors in it. She loves it. Is there anyway you can give me more detailed instructions? She just moved to Minn. for her career and give it to her as an apt warming gift!

    Where can I buy the Spit Unicorn set and any other materials I may need. I do know how to chalk paint.

    Thanks for any help!!!

    I may be getting in over my head!!

    Tonia


  • Jennifer Wolosin
    on Feb 14, 2019

    Has this technique ever been used on a floor?

    • Susi Schuele
      on Feb 14, 2019

      I personally have not done a floor. However, the creator of the Unicorn SPiT Stain did a concrete floor in her showroom that was magnificent. You could absolutely stain a sanded hardwood floor. The trick would be sealing it as you need an soil based sealer and that could end up slippery. But it stains like any other wood stain. It’s a fabulous product. Join the Unicorn SPiT group on Facebook for loads of tips. 😁

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  • Necee Marie
    on Feb 26, 2019

    Absolutely gorgeous !!

  • Felicia
    on Aug 4, 2019

    It’s a very nice job! I know there are a lot of uses for it in certain people’s tastes. I loved the look right after you sanded down the top. But I can’t deny the beautiful results you had with it. 👍🏻

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