A Fireplace made Fabulous,... with SPiT

*This post contains the use of sponsored products,  all views expressed however, are my own!*

If you have ever been to the Lowcountry,
I do hope you have been able to catch an amazing sunrise,...
Few catch them as beautifully as local Photographer John Rector

Material List
Unicorn SPiT in colors shown below
Blue Painters Tape
Flat Cling On! Brush
Paint Cup with Brush Holder
CeCe Caldwells Stain+Finish (Walnut+KuKui)
Polyvine Satin Finish Varnish
My Ladder,.. it is AHmazing!
And now for my own personal canvas,.. My client lives in the coastal area and like us all is smitten by the view...  They recently purchased a beautiful home and the time had come to really begin to put their stamp on it.
After a few conversations I began to sketch out some ideas,.. Which morphed over time... 
Thats one thing I love about the creative process and being able to really work through it with my client,.. we brainstorm and try this and that until we truly arrive at our creative baby,..
This piece would launch my clients home design and she wanted COLOR.  As the plan developed I couldnt think of any other product that would be more perfect than Unicorn SPiT!
Unicorn SPiT is a HIGHLY pigmented stain gel that also be used as a glaze.   The incredible concentration of color allows you to be able to also dilute it to suit your needs.  Its non-toxic and the only smell is this glorious Jasmine Smell! It so relaxing!  For the wood tones I would use my trusty CeCe Caldwell Stain+Finish in a mixture of KuKui and Walnut Grove!  
I began by taping off the areas we felt would be left as wood... This too shall change.. haha!
Once that was done I moved on to painting with the SPiT at full strength.  What I LOVED was how easy it was to work with.  The pigmentation is incredible! But Im also able to spray with a water bottle for more workability and to blend!  Unfortunately though, its impossible to catch just how blended the colors are over photos.. the look in person is indescribable!
Once the Unicorn SPiT was done, I moved on to the custom mix of CeCe Stain+Finish
What do you think?! Yeah,. us too.  We LOVED the colors but it had a SLIGHTLY Tetris feel to it.  Mrs K allowed me to play some more,..
I came back with the SPiT and faded the wood tones back a bit,.. I wanted it to be reminiscent of the old signs you would see along the docks at the beach,.. Paint being washed away by sand and salt to reveal the wood.. 
Wow,.. now this is only the first step in their redesign,.. but I can not WAIT to see where they end up at the end!  Sometime after I left they finished the mantel,.. 
Hopefully soon we will have barn doors to work on to compliment this and I will surely update you!! Until then though, I feel like need to check in on my other crafty pals!
Oh my!! Just look at all this potential!! Im sure they worked some amazing magic!

1. Colleen @ 58 Water Street- An Old Desk gets Pink Makeover
2. Jen @ J Burns Designs- Cass Toy Chest
3. Kandice @ Just the Woods-Reupholstered Painted Vanity Seat
4. Carrie @ Thirty Eighth Street- Scandinavian Inspired Nightstands
5.Lynn @  Lynn Fern-Pitch Black Buffet Makeover
6. Thea @ That Sweet Tea Life- A Fireplace made Fabulous with SPiT

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8 comments

  1. Wow. What a statement! That is absolutely beautiful!

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  2. This is incredible!! There really are no words

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  3. You have no idea how incredibly happy this post makes me to see!! I am in complete head over heels in love!!

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  4. It looks fabulous Thea. I love US and just placed an order for all the other colors I don't have, can't wait to start playing again.

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  5. What a FUN project to work on! You are so creative, Thea!!

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  6. Love your creativity! Awesome colors!

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  7. why is there a plug in in that area on the fireplace? there isn't a shelf where something could sit to be plugged in.

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