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, nontoxic, vibrant colored gel stain and glaze that smells yummy and OMW this stuff is awesome. Just look at those colors – WOW!!!
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!!!!
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.
We used our trusty table saw to cut all the pieces.
And we sanded the pallets until they were free of splinters. Now I was finally ready to start SPiTting 😎
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Putting Unicorn SPiT in Our Loo
I used our balsamic Rusty Nail Muti to stain and seal the pallets, 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 colors.
The unicorns made me do it 😉
I covered one side of all the cut bits with Rusty Nail Muti, and on the other side, I only used the stain around the outer edges. I wanted to keep as much raw wood as possible free for the Unicorn SPiT.
Once the stain 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 spritz of water and added Dragon’s Belly on the outside, followed by Navajo Jewel and Blue Thunder. Don’t you just love those names?
Using my fingers, I smudged the colors from left to right, following the grain of the wood. Don’t you just love how vibrant the colors are? Since green, teal, and blue are analogous colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel; they create a sense of harmony. For a little contrast and interest, I added a few drops of the Zia Teal in the middle of all my smudgingness.
My Zia Teal is so much more intense than the other colors, so I tried to use it where I wanted to emphasize certain bits of wood. I used steel wool to scrape over all the Unicorn SPiT, again going in the same direction as the wood.
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.
Once the SPiT was dry, I dry brushed on some more Rusty Nail Muti to make everything pop and add additional contrast.
My hands look like I might have some dragon blood in me, but I smell divine 🙂 Here’s a close-up after the stain has been dry brushed over the Unicorn SPiT. So pretty; it adds dimension and finishes it off so nicely.
Here’s another view. The pallet bits are the same vibrant, gorgeous color as the paint in the bottles of Unicorn SPiT. We’ve even put Unicorn SPiT on fabric, and those colors are just as beautiful.
Once everything had been stained, I could put the little cupboard together.
Making the Unicorn SPiT 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.
To put the cupboard together, I used 1″x 1″ and made a box frame out of the pallets.
I attached the door and then changed my mind about the door handle. Someone told me that unicorns 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. We did something similar when we made our ammo box cupboard.
Three layers of protective satin polyurethane and my little cupboard was finally ready.
Now there’s a little Unicorn SPiT in our loo, and I cannot wait to get my hands dirty again. If you like it, don’t forget to share 😉
The original creator of Unicorn SPiT liked our technique so much that she gave it a name 😀 That makes me soooo proud. Can you see me doing the happy dance? It’s now officially known as the Seawater Technique.
Although Unicorn SPiT was originally used to stain wood, you can use it on all kinds of things. If you haven’t played with it yet, here are a few more tutorials for you:
- Verre eglomise a piece of glass and create a gorgeous antique mirror;
- Or apply some Unicorn SPiT to fabric;
- And boring melamine is no match for the power of SPiT either ;-);
- You can even use Unicorn SPiT to create this cracked up effect for something totally different;
- It’s great for creating faux rust;
- Or to make a mixed media mosiac. The possibilities are endless.
Unicorn SPiT has a few sparkling colors too, which are just stunning. This tutorial will show you how to blend the sparkling colors to create jewel-like tones. BTW, 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, and it’s available on Amazon too. Disclosure: If you click the links below, we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry, it won’t come out of your pocket, and it helps us fund our SPiTting habit 😉
And as always, here’s wishing you a beautiful crafty week filled with love and unicorns 😉 Thank you for popping around for a visit.
73 thoughts on “There’s Unicorn SPiT in our Loo and I Love It!!”
I absolutely love this! Thinking about using it on some hand made outdoor wood furniture. If I did what would you seal it with?
So happy you like our little Unicorn SPiT cupboard, Nicole. To seal I prefer using a water-based sealer. I find the oil-based ones tend to yellow over time. Ronseal and Aquacote are both good. You can also apply an outdoor clear wax, which will feed the wood and seal in too. If you use wax then you’ll need to reapply it again. We use Woodcote, but I’m not sure if it’s available everywhere.
Your project is so beautiful:) I’ve been looking at putting minerals in polyurethane and doing a floor at the entrance to my home but this has created some excitement! Do you think it could go on a painted floor and then covered with water based polyurethane?
Thank you so much for sharing so much excitement!
Thanks so much, Ava, you made my day. WRT to your question, there are some high-grade water-based polyurethanes out there that will definitely work. I’ve never tried them myself since they’re a bit more expensive than the oil-based versions. I’ve heard really good things about Minwax.
I love your work soooo much!!!
Can you tell me please where can I buy the products in The Netherlands???? Because if Ik order these with Amazon I have to pay do many taxes…
Thanks you for your replay!
Keep up the beautiful wirk!
Dankje wel, ek waardeur dit baie. I had the same problem when I first started playing with Unicorn SPiT. Staying in South Africa the Amazon shipping costs are a nightmare. I reached out to the lady who created SPiT and she kindly sent them to me. It worked out way cheaper. She’s since sold the recipe but if you search for “Unicorn SPiT Gel Stain Q & A (OFFICIAL)” on facebook, there’s a wonderful community of SPiTTers who will jump at the chance and maybe they can point you in the right direction. I do hope you get some, it’s awesome stuff
Love these colors but a little confused… did you use the purple?
Hey there Laura, no purple. I only used Dragon’s Belly, Navajo Jewel, Blue Thunder, and Zia Teal.
Where do you get Unicorn Spit in South Africa, and how much is it please?
Hey Louise, Granny B’s is the distributor for Unicorn SPiT here in South Africa. Here’s a link to their website – https://www.grannyb.co.za/ You can also find them on Facebook
Michelle, is there a water based stain you could recommend for those of us in the U.S.? I am going to (try) to redo my father’s mahogany rocking chair. I am new to wood-working. Love your work. It is inspiring!
Hello Dominique ? Unicorn SPiT was made in right there in America so you should be able to get it without any problems. I believe it’s available in Walmart and you can order it online too. Have fun redoing your Dad’s rocking chair
Hi. I love that you recycled pallets for your project. Your piece is stunning & looks perfect in that space. Your article is very well written & directions are easy to follow. I think the Dragon SpiT has infected me. I have to try this!
I’m now your newest follower from the USA.
You are the best Ally ? both for the follow (so appreciate that – thank you) and that you’ve been infected by Unicorn SPiT. You are going to have soooooo much fun
Love Love love—in the process of rehabbing a house I just bought–kitchen counter tops are going to be unicorn spit!!! Great job!!!
OooooEeeeee Loretta, I can just imagine how amazing your kitchen will be will the Unicorn SPiT countertops. It would be like cooking in a fantasy world.
Oh my gosh, this is GORGEOUS!! I love it!
Thank you so much Teri ?
I would love to see how it looks!!!
What a gorgeous cupboard! Extremely unique one of a kind piece! I’m impressed! 🙂
Thank you very much Rhonda, I really appreciate that so much
What a magical looking cupboard – that is just the coolest! Those colors ??
😀 thank you Marie
Michelle, I love this look in your loo! Besides the beauty of the colors, what is that face on the left side on the floor? He looks mighty interesting! I like things that are different & that’s why all your projects appeal to me so much. You have a unique eye for style & I absolutely love that Unicorn Spit! Gonna have to try it. I thought about it all afternoon while I was working on a project in my basement. I suppose Amazon carries it? It looks very interesting. Pinned
Isn’t that little face just the beautiful? We bought him a while back from a very talented street artist here in South Africa and I believe it’s carved out of some kind of seed pod. I haven’t seen him around so I’m hoping he got discovered by a gallery and is making tons of money 😉 He deserves it. WRT to Unicorn SPiT I do believe they sell it on Amazon and some WalMart’s carry it too in the States. If you don’t come right Florence you can have a look at https://www.unicornspit.com/where-to-buy/, there might be a SPiT local vendor in your area. The local vendors are the best because they go to so much effort to help with the product and give advice. Hope you come right my friend
That is such a cool look Michelle. Love the way the colors are swirling and it looks great in the loo. Giving it a bit of fun color.
Thanks so much Mary. I am totally in love with US and how the colors take on a life of their own when they’re mixed with water. I’m dying to try it with resin but need to practice a little bit first 😉
I love UNICORN SPIT. I try to spit on everything. i love the colors you got out of it. I really need to get more motivated.
Isn’t it just the best ever!!! I don’t think I’ve ever seen such beautiful colors in our paints of glazes. Thanks so much for your lovely words Amy
This is absolutely stunning! I love the color!! I will have to try that Unicorn Spit and soon.
You’ll love it Carolann. There’s just so much you can do with it
That is so beautiful and cool! I love the Green Stained wood in the blue Loo! Oh! and I LOVE your Blog! The layout looks like a pinterest feed! So cool!
Thank you so very much Jeannee, I really appreciate that
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.
I agree with you Anita, some pieces shouldn’t be painted, especially when the piece of wood has a beautiful story to tell. It’s one of the things I love about Unicorn SPiT, it doesn’t hide the story, it just gives it a new cover. I think you’ll love playing with it.
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 🙂
😉 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.
Awesome, I just think its great that you are willing to share your knowledge. I love learning new things !!!
Great, beautiful job 🙂
Thank you so much Karla 🙂
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 ???
I’m so glad you like it Ernesto and thank you so much for stopping to say Hi 😉
This is beautiful and so is the whole of your bathroom. Love the finish on your walls 🙂
Thank you so much Denise. Everyone calls out little blue bathroom the fairy bathroom and we had so much fun decorating it.
Thanks for introducing me to “Unicorn Spit.” Your project has inspired me to get some. Can’t wait to try it.
Oh I’m so glad, it really is so much fun to use. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment
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? LOL
I love the way you layered this over the wood and stain, the combination is so stunning! Love it!
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.
Where can I get one of those coconut persons? The whole loo is phenomenal!
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 🙁
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 🙂
Thanks Katrin, I just want to SPiT on everything at the moment, lol. I can’t believe how beautifully rich the colors are.
Awesome colours, love it!!!
Thank you Louisa 🙂
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!!
Awesome, thank you Michelle, glad you like it!!
I adore this. Wow!!! Was it expensive?
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……..
LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I so want to do this! Thank you for the info!!!
Pleasure Jenny, let me know how it turns out, I’d love to see some pics if you try it.
Michelle, this is too awesome!! Love what you did with the unicorn spit!! Your cupboard looks so beautiful!!! Amazing, just amazing!!!
Thank you Keri. (Love your latest project BTW 🙂 )
Thanks for sharing! I love it!
My pleasure, thank you for coming to say hi. Comments always make my day 🙂
This is so cool! I’m ready to buy my own Unicorn SPiT and start experimenting!
Oh you’re going to have so much fun Brooke, enjoy 😀
What beautiful colors, it looks amazing and it’s really nice to see someone using natural elements as part of their design.
Thank you Anon. Unicorn SPiT and Mother Nature make a beautiful combination 😀
One of the most orginal ideas I’ve seen using Unicorn Spit.
Aaaawww thank you Gerri 🙂
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.
Thank you Laurie….. In think I’m addicted <3
Hi, Fabulous job with the article and the spit!
Thank you so much Corry <3