Thrift Store Recipe Box Made New! #SPiTchallenge #firstSpitProject

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There have been amazing furniture pieces created using Unicorn Spit Gel Stain (tm) featured on Hometalk! I had never tried it and was so afraid. Well, hopefully this very first attempt will inspire someone. You don't have to think big furniture to make a stunning accent piece!
See the before photos, I started with a little old recipe box I got at a thrift store.
I got maybe an ounce of each color as a trial. I got Zia Teal and Blue Thunder. You can't get Unicorn Spit Gel Stain here: or here
Here's my simple project:
I sanded down the box, and painted the inside with white chalk type paint. I lightly, almost dry-brushed the Blue Thunder Spit inside.
Next I put some blue and teal on the top, with a syringe, just random flowing lines across the top. I blended it by running my fingers, to drag the colors horizontally across the top. Beautiful! And so easy!
I applied I think 4 coats of Tung Oil Finish to the top. Lightly sanded between coats.
I put several coats of polyurethane on top and inside, sanding between coats..and voila!
This is my first post here because I really wanted to share a small simple project that was so inspiring to me!
I started with this old thrift store recipe box. I sanded it down a bit to remove the old varnish.
I removed the hinges, and cleaned up the inside too.
Completely beautiful
Here is the finished box! I love I did allow the Tung Oil Finish and poly coats to dry, and lightly sanded between each coat.
Detail view of the top, you can see I let some grain show through, putting the spit on lighter in some areas and darker in others.
Detail of the inside. Just a funky fun wash of Blue Thunder Unicorn Spit over the white chalk type paint.

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  • Janettey Janettey on Oct 28, 2015
    What makes this paint different from using other paint? I can get the same effect with acrylics. I just dilute

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    • Laryl Hancock Laryl Hancock on Oct 29, 2015
      They have the videos on youtube, did you try there? Join us on facebook if you are there.. they are so helpful to me!

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