Narcissus Buffet With Unicorn SPiT

Serendipity House LLC
by Serendipity House LLC
5 Materials
8 Hours
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!
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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?
Appliques & wash
I dry brushed some Aubusson and white, then applied a white wax for more dimension and protection.
Dry brushed & waxed
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:
Apply the SPiT
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.
Tung oil application
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)
Narcissus Buffet
And voila!
Suggested materials:
  • Unicorn SPiT Gel Stain and Glaze   (
  • Wood appliques   (D Lawless Hardware)
  • Famowood Epoxy   (
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  • Karen Sayers Karen Sayers on Apr 10, 2018

    Did you do a first pour to seal it and then a main pour, if so how long did you leave it to dry between pours.

  • Karen Sayers Karen Sayers on Apr 10, 2018

    Did you do a first pour to seal it and then a main pour, if so how long did you leave it to dry between pours.

  • Louise Despatie Louise Despatie on Oct 08, 2018

    I am in love. I will do this. A few questions for you....

    1- Is the second picture a bit off color wise? (The one with the Tung oil on it)? Doesn't seem to match the other pics at all!

    2- Can I use Tung and Teak Oil (sold already blended?)

    3- Is this too ambitious a project for a Unicorn Spit newbie? (I have loads of experience with Annie Sloan though)

    Congratulations on your fabulous work.

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  • Cathy Kant Cathy Kant on Jul 11, 2018

    Bought my first bottles of unicorn spit last week. Looking for my first project piece. In the meantime, reading every post I can find and saw this one. Beautiful!

  • Andrea Lavin Andrea Lavin on Sep 06, 2018