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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.

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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.

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