Carole
Carole
  • Hometalker
  • Melbourne, FL

Boring Brown to Beachy Beauty!


10 years ago I had a brand-new kitchen installed in my house in Florida, complete with concrete countertops. I LOVE the beach and was growing very tired of the brown on brown look. I've been experimenting with Unicorn SPiT for months and decided it was time to go for it!

Brown cabinets/counters
Brown cabinets/counters
I cleaned everything with Krud Kutter, removed the doors and hardware, then started painting.
Yes, I need a new stove 😩
Yes, I need a new stove 😩
The doors removed, I mixed "Oyster" by BEHR with plaster of Paris and water. I painted two coats on everything.
boring brown to beachy beauty
Two coats on all of the doors and I was ready to start the counters.
Unicorn SPiT in  random areas
Unicorn SPiT in random areas
I used my favorite shades of teals and blues with a bit of orange and yellow. I dropped on a bit of metallic pale gold for accent and to pick up on the metallic hardware/appliances (well, other than that awful stove!)
Blended and sprayed colors
Blended and sprayed colors
I used a damp paint brush and my hands to move colors where I wanted them. Once I liked the overall look, I put teal unicorn SPiT in a spray bottle and squirted accents here and there.
Finished look!
Finished look!
After installling doors and hardware, I waxed the cabinets and put two coats of gloss oil based polyurethane on the counters.
A close up of counters
A close up of counters
Another area
Another area
I did the entire project in the evenings over four days and I'm thrilled with the results!
Inspiration for my counters
Inspiration for my counters

Suggested materials:

  • Chalk paint made with "Oyster" by BEHR  (Home Depot)
  • Unicorn SPiT
  • Oil based Minwax Polyurethane  (Home Depot)
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Have a question about this project?

3 of 38 questions
  • Debra
    on Sep 14, 2017

    You used SPiT on concrete what other surface materials can this be used on? Linoleum?
  • Michelle McCaughtry
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Hi. Love this! Has the poly you applied to the countertop held up well so far?
  • Vrohde
    on Nov 30, 2017

    OMG, love it all. Beautiful. I would like to know what if special you cleaned the countertop with and did you have to sand it all?
    • Carole
      on Nov 30, 2017

      Just lightly sanded and wiped down with alcohol

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  • Barbara
    on Sep 20, 2017

    LOVE the countertop! Looks like an expensive stone
  • Kmo4149175
    on Oct 9, 2017

    I thought your kitchen looked nice in the before pictures..and then I saw the afters. Great job! I've been dying to try unicorn spit!!! It's not sold locally where I live so I have to order online. Your kitchen turned out fabulous!
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