I had an idea to try a bright new appearance on the table top with using Unicorn spit paint & stain gel which I saw and was inspired by online. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to try it out.
A Fun Way to Brighten up an Old Table Using Unicorn Spit Gel & Stain
This dull, worn, vintage coffee table had been kicking around in my garage and not being used for years so I thought it needed a bit of beautifying to get usefully into my home again!
I begin by using furniture paint in the shade of charcoal on the table legs and top. I apply it with a sponge applicator for good even coverage.
The next step is exciting creative part so I start squirting The Unicorn Spit gel onto the surface in rings starting from the middle flowing outwards.
After the paint has had time to dry I squirt the Unicornspit paint in circles on the table top
And I keep adding various colours working towards the edge
Then after a light spraying of water to help the easy blending of colour and prevent wrinkles,
I cover the paint in a thin plastic sheet ( I used a bag that the paint came in opened up ) I begin gently smoothing wrinkles and dispersing paint from the centre outwards to create the design.
The spreading of the paint outwards is the fun creative bit that develops the design. I decide to apply another layer after i lifted the plastic to create more depth. I repeated the process till happy.
I try three times these steps using new plastic film each time to create the pattern I wanted. A sort of tie dye effect.
Until finally I’m finished and so delighted with my transformed old table into a new look BoHo purple haze beauty!
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