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There’s Unicorn SPiT in our Loo and I Love It!!

I’m not sure if you’ve heard of Unicorn SPiT? It’s a water based, non toxic, vibrant coloured gel stain and glaze that smells yummy and OMW this stuff is awesome. Just look at those colours – WOW!!!

Look at those colours

Gorgeous

I ordered mine online and it arrived last weekend and I couldn’t wait to try it. Lucky for me we have lots of pallets lying around…….. LOTS!!!!

Pallet stock pile

Pallet stock pile

I got hubby to tear some apart for me while I drew a quick sketch of a small bathroom cupboard that could hold spare toilet rolls.

Measuring up the cupboard

Measuring up the cupboard

All the bits have been cut

All the bits have been cut

After all the bits had been cut, we sanded the pallets until they were free of splinters. Now I was finally ready to start SPiTting 😎

Putting the door together

So much sanding

I used GripSeal to stain and seal the pallets. GripSeal is a water based wood stain and sealer that’s available locally in South Africa but any water based wood stain should work (it must be water based so that the Unicorn SPiT will stick). Oil based sealers will create a protective layer that Unicorn SPiT won’t be able to penetrate and you’ll lose out on all those beautiful colours. I covered one side of all the cut bits with GripSeal and on the other side I only used GripSeal around the outer edges. I wanted to keep as much raw wood as possible free for the Unicorn SPiT.

Stain the outside edges

Stain the outside edges

Once the GripSeal was dry (about 10 minutes) I could start playing with my SPiT, whoop, whoop.

Here’s how I played with my Unicorn SPiT

I gave the pallets a light spitz of water and added Dragon’s Belly on the outside, followed by Navajo Jewel and then Blue Thunder. Don’t you just love those names???

Wet the wood and add Unicorn SPiT

Wet the wood and add Unicorn SPiT

Using my fingers I smudged the colours from left to right following the grain of the wood then I added a few drops of the Zia Teal in the middle of all my smudgingness.

Smudge the Unicorn SPiT and add a few drops of Teal

Smudge and add a few drops of Teal

My Zia Teal is so much more intense than the other colours, so I tried to use it where I wanted to emphasize certain bits of the wood. I used steel wool to scrape over all the Unicorn SPiT, once again going in the same direction as the wood.

Smudge the Unicorn SPiT and use steel wool to distress

Smudge and use steel wool to distress

The steel wool pushed the Unicorn SPiT deeper into some areas and lifted it off other areas and gave the whole piece a distressed look.

Close up of streaks made by the steel wool

Close up of streaks made by the steel wool

Once the SPiT was dry, I dry brushed on some more GripSeal to make everything pop and add additional contrast.

Add dark wood stain on the edges over the Unicorn SPiT

Add dark wood stain on the edges and dry brush over the Unicorn SPiT

My hands look like  I might have some dragon blood in me but I smell divine 🙂 Here’s a close up after the GripSeal has been dry brushed over the SPiT. So pretty, it adds dimension and finishes it off so nicely.

Close up after the dark stain has been dry brushed on

Close up after the dark stain has been dry brushed on

Here’s another view. The pallet bits are the same vibrant, gorgeous colour as the paint in the bottles of Unicorn SPiT.

Unicorn SPiT colours

Unicorn SPiT colours

Once everything had been stained I could put the little cupboard together..

Making the cupboard

The thing I love about pallets is that they are bent and damaged. They have their own character. The middle piece in the pic below had been attacked by bugs and I could never reproduce what Mother Nature did so beautifully with her creepy crawlies.

Close up of the door that's been spat on by a Unicorn

Close up of the door

To put the cupboard together I used 1″x 1″ and made a box frame out of the pallets.

Making the box for the cupboard

Making the box

I attached the door and then changed my mind about the door handle. I heard somewhere that unicorn’s aren’t too keen about man made materials so I decided to use a branch instead of the silver handle shown above.  I just used the box that the Unicorn SPiT came in to figure out what angle to cut the brand and then screwed it into the door.

Make the handle from bent branch

Make the handle from bent branch

Three layers of protective matt polyurethane and my little cupboard was finally ready.

Unicorn SPiT in the Loo

Unicorn SPiT in the Loo

Now there’s a little Unicorn SPiT in our loo and I cannot wait to get my hands dirty again.

Made with love by a Crafty Mix

P.S. I’m not being paid to say all these things about Unicorn SPiT, it’s just so magical I had to share it with you all.

 

Categories:   DIY Crafty Tutorials, DIY Pallet Tutorials, Home Decor Crafts

Comments

  • Posted: January 23, 2017 20:27

    Anita Holland

    I was always the biggest hater of painted furniture but after seeing this my order of unicorn spit is on its way. So excited, cant wait to try it out. Thanks for the ideas.
    • Posted: January 24, 2017 08:11

      acraftymix

      I agree with you Anita, some pieces should be painted, especially when the piece of wood has such a beautiful story to tell. It's one of the things I love about Unicorn SPiT, it doesn't hide the story, it gives it a new cover. I think you'll love playing with it.
  • Posted: October 26, 2016 16:52

    Krisitne

    WHOA!!!! That is one of the most AMAZINGINGLY BEAUTIFUL things I've seen!!!! ♥♥♥ it! And you pulled me in by the post title alone ;) I've got to try this :)
    • Posted: October 26, 2016 17:29

      acraftymix

      ;-) Yay, I'm so glad you likes it Kristine, Unicorn SPiT is A.M.azing. Please try it, the story behind creating SPiT is also so special.
  • Posted: October 1, 2016 01:34

    Karla

    Awesome, I just think its great that you are willing to share your knowledge. I love learning new things !!! Great, beautiful job :)
    • Posted: October 1, 2016 06:19

      acraftymix

      Thank you so much Carla :-)
  • Posted: September 27, 2016 02:53

    Ernesto Castillo

    Amazing look , love the vibrant colors! It looks fantastic, Wow what a masterpiece so full of colors and looks great too in the throne room Lol Thanks for sharing 👊🏽🤗
    • Posted: September 27, 2016 05:56

      acraftymix

      I'm so glad you like it Ernesto and thank you so much for stopping to say Hi ;-)
  • Posted: September 26, 2016 21:25

    Denise Hardy

    This is beautiful and so is the whole of your bathroom. Love the finish on your walls :)
    • Posted: September 27, 2016 05:58

      acraftymix

      Thank you so much Denise. Everyone calls out little blue bathroom the fairy bathroom and we had so much fun decorating it.
  • Posted: September 26, 2016 18:42

    Anonymous

    Thanks for introducing me to "Unicorn Spit." Your project has inspired me to get some. Can't wait to try it.
    • Posted: September 27, 2016 06:03

      acraftymix

      Oh I'm so glad, it really is so much fun to use. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment
  • Posted: August 18, 2016 17:40

    Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    I love these colors. When I saw this on Instagram I fell in love. I've never heard of Unicorn Spit, but I'm thinking that I need some of this in my home. Seriously, who doesn't need a bit of magic from a Unicorn? LOLI love the way you layered this over the wood and stain, the combination is so stunning! Love it!
    • Posted: August 19, 2016 11:26

      acraftymix

      Awesome, thank you so much Nikki. Unicorn SPiT is the bomb, I can't believe how beautiful the colors are and it's smells divine.
  • Posted: August 9, 2016 01:54

    Sherlene Mats

    Where can I get one of those coconut persons? The whole loo is phenomenal!
    • Posted: August 9, 2016 07:24

      acraftymix

      Thank you Sherlene and you'r right the little coconut person is adorable. Unfortunately we bought him on the side of the road and I haven't seen the artist for a long time :-(
  • Posted: July 4, 2016 19:50

    Katrin

    LOL, I haven't heard of Unicorn Spit before, now I know ;) This is soooo cool, you are one creative girl! Love what you did and the Unicorn Spit looks lovely on it :)
    • Posted: July 11, 2016 07:02

      acraftymix

      Thanks Katrin, I just want to SPiT on everything at the moment, lol. I can't believe how beautifully rich the colors are.
  • Posted: June 23, 2016 12:31

    Louisa Wobbe

    Awesome colours, love it!!!
    • Posted: June 24, 2016 08:04

      acraftymix

      Thank you Louisa :-)
  • Posted: June 20, 2016 18:28

    Michelle - Happy Heart™

    Gorgeous colors and such a beautiful space…absolutely love it!!! Thanks for the intro to the U.S…I have so much in my collection, but will be on the look out to try this in the future!!
    • Posted: June 21, 2016 08:36

      acraftymix

      Awesome, thank you Michelle, glad you like it!!
  • Posted: June 20, 2016 16:28

    Anonymous

    I adore this. Wow!!! Was it expensive?
    • Posted: June 20, 2016 17:34

      acraftymix

      Thank you :-) It actually wasn't and our Rand/Dollar exchange rate sucks at the moment. The bottles are bigger than I thought and you can dilute the SPiT a lot. Here's the scary thing the postage to South Africa was more expensive than buying six bottles of Unicorn SPiT. Go figure........
  • Posted: June 20, 2016 16:15

    Jenny

    LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I so want to do this! Thank you for the info!!!
    • Posted: June 20, 2016 17:29

      acraftymix

      Pleasure Jenny, let me know how it turns out, I'd love to see some pics if you try it.
  • Posted: June 20, 2016 15:15

    Keri

    Michelle, this is too awesome!! Love what you did with the unicorn spit!! Your cupboard looks so beautiful!!! Amazing, just amazing!!!
    • Posted: June 20, 2016 17:30

      acraftymix

      Thank you Keri. (Love your latest project BTW :-) )
  • Posted: June 19, 2016 16:41

    Mary

    Thanks for sharing! I love it!
    • Posted: June 20, 2016 06:34

      acraftymix

      My pleasure, thank you for coming to say hi. Comments always make my day :-)
  • Posted: June 18, 2016 19:52

    Brooke of Passport Couture

    This is so cool! I'm ready to buy my own Unicorn SPiT and start experimenting!
    • Posted: June 22, 2016 07:27

      acraftymix

      Oh you're going to have so much fun Brooke, enjoy :D
  • Posted: June 17, 2016 08:55

    Anonymous

    What beautiful colors, it looks amazing and it's really nice to see someone using natural elements as part of their design.
    • Posted: June 17, 2016 08:58

      acraftymix

      Thank you Anon. Unicorn SPiT and Mother Nature make a beautiful combination :D
  • Posted: June 17, 2016 02:26

    Gerri Davis

    One of the most orginal ideas I've seen using Unicorn Spit.
    • Posted: June 17, 2016 05:26

      acraftymix

      Aaaawww thank you Gerri :-)
  • Posted: June 16, 2016 17:09

    Laurie Brennan

    What a great use of Unicorn Spit. Your project fits in perfectly with the decor of your bathroom (which I love!) Great job all around and thank you for sharing your technique.
    • Posted: June 16, 2016 17:38

      acraftymix

      Thank you Laurie..... In think I'm addicted <3
  • Posted: June 16, 2016 17:04

    Corry

    Hi, Fabulous job with the article and the spit!
    • Posted: June 16, 2016 17:39

      acraftymix

      Thank you so much Corry <3